This Course Focuses on Mobility, Strength, and Posture of the Shoulders, Neck, and Mid-Spine

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Welcome to the Paddle: Neck and Shoulders Class!

This course will take you through a series of corrective exercises from range of motion exercises, stretching, postural re-education, motor control drills, strengthening and dynamic stability exercises... The course is geared to help prevent injury and improve your paddling and surfing longer in life. At the end of the exercise sequence, you can see our 'Daily Check' which will be a tip or cue for you to think about throughout your day where we recommend a few products that will help you achieve your goals to move well, surf well and be well.

Your Instructor

Shane Carpenter
Shane Carpenter

Hi, I’m Shane.. I’m a physical therapist, certified life coach, and surfer. I have spent the last 5 years growing my private practice Surfer's Edge Physical Therapy focusing on keeping surfers like YOU in the water. I believe that staying involved with surfing contributes to an overall improved quality of LIFE...decreases stress levels, and improves your health.. So what better way to keep healthy than to keep surfing?? I want to help you prevent injuries, and keep you on your surfing journey!

A little more about my background.. I have spent time researching paddling and surfing and even partnered with Cal State San Marcos to investigate paddling mechanics.. I am passionate about keep aging surfers in the water too! (check out the links below). My education background includes a clinical doctorate in physical therapy (DPT), a B.A in Pscyhobiology, a Certification in Massage Therapy (CMT), and SFMA, TPI, and FMS Level-1 Credentialed. I also spent time teaching surfing in Nosara, Costa Rica and was a children's snowboarding coach at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe, CA.


Wearing a Wetsuit Alters Upper Extremity Motion during Simulated Surfboard Paddling Dec 14, 2015 J. A. Nessler, M. Silvas, S. Carpenter, S. C. Newcomer.

I love the ability to work with surfers one-on-one, but have felt that much of what I have learned about movement and surfing could be shared globally in and reach more people. And so… I launched Surf Body Connection. This site hosts several corrective exercise courses, designed to keep you surfing for life, that you can walk through at YOUR own pace. The best part, you can access them from home, at work, or on your surf trip!

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.