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Ease Post-Surf Low Back Pain With Cupping

back pain cupping surfing May 06, 2020

After a 6-week hiatus from surfing due to COVID related beach closures, a few beaches finally opened last week, allowing for surfing.  Given that parking has been a nightmare nearby most beaches, and, more optimal surfing spots aren't necessarily a stones-throw from the open beach access points, a bike with surf racks is definitely...

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This Too Shall Pass... Here's 7 days of FREE Surf-Workouts To Help Get You Through It.

A year ago today, I was packing a bag and checking into Cedars Sinai Hospital for 3 days to have a degenerative disc removed from my L4/L5 segment in my spine, and replaced with titanium spacers, rods and screws. I was terrified having had 2 prior spine surgeries to have to go through another surgery, so close to my central nervous system.. but...

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Avoid Neck and Back Pain While You're Surfing (The Web)

It sounds silly, but with the beaches closed in most places, and many people now telecommuting/ working from home, surf-injury prevention may actually start right from your home office. 

As a physical therapist, I am frequently reminding my patients that often surf-related injuries or pain come from the things we do most in our day, and...

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6 Steps To Improve Low Back Pain and Get Back To Surfing

 

Summer is approaching, today is International Surf Day, and my question is... are you in the water surfing as much as you'd like to be? 

Maybe you're a lot like me, recovering from an injury and getting back in the water this summer is on your to-do list. And, if you're anything like other injured surfers - rebuilding confidence,...

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4 Ideas for Surfers on How to Prevent Shoulder Dislocation

A good friend of mine told me a few years ago about a surf trip he went on where he had his shoulder dislocate. He was in a far-away place, long away from immediate medical care. I remember him telling me that the weirdest thing was that to put a dislocated shoulder back in, you pull your arm (while lying on your surfboard), down and it actually...

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Surf Cardio: Top 3 Reasons Why Surfing Is A Great Form Of Cardio

(This post originally appeared on The Inertia).

Surf Cardio 

One of my favorite aspects of surfing is that it is secretly one of the best avenues of cardiovascular exercise, without the impact on your knees, hips, and back like running. What other low-impact sport allows you to keep your heart rate up in the 65%-85% (or higher) target HR...

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Top Five Surf Spots in San Diego County

Written By Guest Blogger: Jayson Carpenter, REALTOR®

Whether you are a salty veteran or a newly learning novice, San Diego County has a wave for you.

Within the county lines there are hundreds of places to grab a few waves on any given day. Longboard or shortboard, big wave or small - San Diego County has got you covered. With water...

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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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