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5 Yoga Based Exercises To Help You Pop-Up On Your Surfboard

 

As a physical therapist who’s worked with surfers for about 6 years, I have seen a lot of surfers who come to me with trouble popping up.

There are a lot of reasons why this can happen ranging from arthritis and pain to limited agility, decreased core strength, or decreased motor control.  

With that being said, I’ve found most...

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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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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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5 Corrective Exercise Workouts For Surfers Recovering From Foot and Ankle Injuries

This post was originally featured on The Inertia. You can read it HERE.

July 17, 2017 Kelly Slater posted on his Instagram this pic1:

Yowwwzers!

After retrieving my jaw from the floor and processing the severity of what had happened to his foot, I couldn’t help but to think, well, this season is probably done. Not to be a Debby Downer,...

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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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