With plenty of waves and warmer ocean temps, surfing activity increases significantly over these summer months, and with this the potential for shoulder and neck injuries. Paddling accounts for over 80% of all the activity taking place during surfing, so it makes sense that many surfing injuries would occur with this motion. Here, we discuss some tips to keep you paddling strong and with good form to prevent injury.
Does stretching help athletes get back to play after injury? Does it improve performance? And, what is the right way to stretch. Dr. Dave Gerbarg, Physical Therapist from Solana Beach, answers all these questions and more in this article. Learn the different types of stretches, how to stretch, and the benefits of stretching so you can build the right stretching program into your exercise routine and not risk injury.