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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 Great Yoga-Based Books On The Philosophy of Life

In my prior blog post, 3 Reasons To Consider Augmenting Your Surf Practice With Yoga, I discussed why I shifted my perspective as a physical therapist on yoga practice. In that post, I talked about the mental and spiritual benefits of practicing yoga and living in the moment and practicing Samadhi. You can think of Samadhi as a place of...

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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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4 Reasons Why I Ditched My Treadmill For An Infrared Sauna

When I opened my PT practice, Surfer’s Edge Physical Therapy, in 2013, I thought it would be a good idea to include a treadmill in my clinic for gait and running analysis. But , 5 years after the fact, I can honestly say I had used the treadmill maybe 6-10 times total with my clients OR myself for exercise. The funny thing, when I asked...

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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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