Is low back or hip stiffness keeping you from popping up or surfing YOUR best? Over 6 weeks, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of your own body’s movement patterns as they relate to surfing, and an awareness of dysfunctional movement patterns, so you create your own roadmap to combat them. By the end of the course, you’ll have a huge library of exercises and techniques designed to help you surf stronger, and prevent injury, all while building confidence in your body and your ability to surf.
If you have felt disconnected from your shortboard because of difficulty with duck diving, balance, or paddling, then this course may be for you. This course is geared at correcting asymmetrical imbalances in the body often seen in surfers who spend a lot of time duck-diving. These asymmetries can contribute to a misaligned spine, pelvis and hip complex.. contribute to back pain, knee pain and more.
If you have tight shoulders or a stiff neck before or after surfing, then this course may be for you. This course is geared towards preventing repetitive movement injuries in your mid back and shoulders so you can improve your paddling and surf longer in life.
If you’ve had a history of low back problems and/or hip stiffness then this may be the course for you. Improve your Low Back and Hip Mobility, Stability and Agility so you can pop up readily with ease. A lot of people have difficulty with popping up as they age, and unfortunately, instead of addressing the root problem of why they can’t pop-up like they used to, they just continue to practice the same movement patterns over and over again.
This comprehensive course bundle packs A LOT of value. Not only will you have access to all THREE of our online stand-alone courses: Paddling, Popping-Up, and Duck Dive, but you'll get a FREE 20 minute Online Success Call to help get you started with the program. At $297.00, this course provides over $219.00 in value!
The Surf Body Connection Method Uses a 6-Step sequential approach, based in functional movement, to help you improve. In our courses, we walk you Through Each Step Of The Process So You Can Meet Your Goals:
Step 1: Functional Mobility
Step 2: Postural Awareness
Step 3: Motor Control
Step 4: Stretching
Step 5: Strengthening
Step 6: Dynamic Stability
" I adore Shane and she is a FANTASTIC physical therapist and person! I have had two injuries in the past year and I trusted going to her to assess before even wasting my time or money going through the traditional avenues. She is a whiz at knowing the alignment and structure of the human body and the work she does and exercises she recommend provide immediate improvement and success. I would recommend her to all of my family and friends (and have!) "
- Brianna K
" Shane did a very professional and comprehensive assessment of a shoulder that I injured putting up siding. Suffered with the soreness for months. Wish I had talked to her right away. Loved the way she listened. Her advice was spot on. I was from out of town and used her guidance to get PT locally. Three months after her assessment I was enjoying a summer golf league with no concerns. "
"I went to Shane after back surgery to fuse my L3-4 joint and some very unremarkable post-op visits to a common physical therapist...
I am happy to say that I am not only surfing again but I'm as active as I was prior to my back issues. I would highly recommend Shane to anyone."
- G Westermeyer
Surf Body Connection’s courses are online learning experience developed by a physical therapist, based on the latest peer reviewed surf research, to address surf injury prevention, surf strengthening, surf mobility, and functional movement to help you surf for life.
Surf Body Connection’s online programs were created from 20+ years of working in the health and wellness industry, specifically in surf-specific physical therapy practice since 2013. However, there should be no confusion.. Surf Body Connection’s courses are NOT physical therapy!
These courses use based in proven functional movement foundations and screening tools, as well as observation and treatment of common movement and mobility deficits seen amongst both professional and recreational surfers of all ages. These courses were developed after researching injury trends seen in peer reviewed scientific literature, injuries seen in competitive and recreational surfers in the clinic, beachside, and in competition were all considerations that were put into creating these courses. That said, Surf Body Connection is an online educational platform is here to help you prevent injuries through research-based content, and keep you connected to the ocean and surfing for life!
Surf Body Connection’s online experiences can be accessed by anyone around the world who has the mission to stay connected to the ocean and surfing for life. While our programs are recommend surfers who are 18 years and older, we find that surf coaches and other surf professionals can implement our content in their training program with younger populations.
This DIY Program is designed for you to move through the program at your own pace, and, from anywhere in the world.
Surf Body Connection’s online programs help you to restore fundamental movement patterns by building or rebuilding each surf skill with a solid foundational movement. We used proven functional movement analysis models to break down each key component of surfing in our 3 courses: Paddle, Pop Up, and Duck Dive. Each course begins with a surf-specific movement screen to help you identify where your trouble areas are,and walks you through step-by-step to build your strength and movement skillset for surfing.
Surf Body Connection has broken down functional movement patterns of surfing into 6 steps so you can connect your movement pitfalls with where you may be struggling on your board. We give you the tools to paddle stronger, pop up more quickly, feel stronger during your duck dive, so you can prevent injury, recover from being dry docked, and ultimately surf longer in life.
We have taken 3 areas of surfing (more areas to come in the future!) and created specific course content and curriculum for each one of these surfing areas. We also offer a bundled package The Whole Enchilada of these 3 courses at a significant discount. favorite workouts The course is designed in an open format, so that you can go the section of each course that you need to work on the most. Our goal is to eliminate frustration of having to wade through or wait for email dripped content that is not applicable to your situation. Additionally, if you purchase The Whole Enchilada, our 3 Course Bundle, you have access to a 15 minute complimentary coaching call to get you guided in the right direction.
Throughout the course we may recommend you use a few essential items (resistance bands are probably the number one recommendation), however it is not entirely necessary to obtain these. Any course lesson that has an equipment recommendation provides a link to the equipment that we suggest, however the choice is up to you.
You will lifetime access to Surf Body Connection’s course per Terms and Conditions.
We want you to be happy, so you may purchase this course and return it based on our return policy outlined in our Terms and Conditions within 30 days.
Surf Body Connection’s courses are priced in US Dollars. International purchases may incur international fees depending on your payment method.