Does Your Back or Hips Cause You Problems When Popping Up? Improve your Low Back and Hip Mobility, Stability and Agility.
If you’ve had a history of low back problems and/or hip stiffness then this may be the course for you. 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.
I try to avoid having people simply practice popping up on the flat land until we can figure out what is causing the issue. Sometimes it’s a motor control problem between the hip and the spine, sometimes its a hip weakness issue, some people ‘lock’ up because they need to work on spine flexibility. This course will help walk you through all of these scenarios and help you tune into what you need to focus on most to improve your pop-up and keep surfing for life.
Hi, I’m Shane.. I’m a physical therapist, massage therapist and surfer. I have spent the last 4 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.
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!