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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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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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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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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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