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10 Tips To Finding Inner Peace While Recovering From Injury

Some days, I feel like an imposter.

I am a physical therapist that loves helping keep other surfers in the water, yet I have been dry-docked and out of the ocean for almost 18 months now—working through a back injury that has challenged me in every aspect of my life.

It’s hard to not get down on yourself when you can count on one...

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3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Augmenting Your Surf Practice With Yoga

For the longest time, when clients would ask me, "should I go to yoga to help heal my back pain?"- a lot of times I would actually say no… unless I knew for sure that my client had a good handle on their boundaries and limitations with their injuries.

Why? This may sound a little alarming, but we were taught in PT school that going to...

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Seeking Medical Tourism? Here are 5 Tips To Help Find Your Doctor Abroad

The Irony:

It takes one to know one, right?

The shoemakers children run barefoot, of course.

A physical therapist (specializing in working with surfers) with a significant back injury - argh.

What started as a work injury grew into a nag, which grew into a pain, which ultimately has grown into a moderate level of chronic pain, debilitation, and...

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3 Exercise Tips For Women Surfers: Lessons Learned From the #PaulMitchellSupergirlPro

Last time Surf Body Connection participated in an Oceanside-based event was at the ISA junior world championships event. At the ISA event there was a great opportunity to watch some of the worlds up-and-coming surfing athletes (and possible Olympians), most of whom were all adolescents and teenagers. Having the opportunity to spend a...

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3 Ideas For Improving Posture: Lessons Learned From The Game Of Golf

Are Golfing and Surfing more similar than you'd think? 

I want to take a step away from surfing for just a moment and think about a few mobility concepts adopted from golf. Golf, like surfing, requires a lot of rotation from your hips and thoracic spine, and if you find yourself restricted in your hip or thoracic spine mobility, it may...

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