Mavericks Invitational 2014
In celebration of the Mavericks Invitational 2014 this Friday, I asked our chiropractors what are the most common injuries they see in surfers. The results were unanimous. My brothers and sisters of the water you most commonly suffer from rotator cuff injuries due to paddling and low back strains from hyper extension when lying on the board.
Here is what you can do about it. For the rotator cuff focus on posterior capsule stretches and chest/pectoral muscle stretches. I will add some examples below.
And for the low back strain the classic cat/cow stretch is best, but really you need to strengthen your core, bridges can help with that (not to mention Pilates).
The Active Release Techniques that we specialize in here at FitWell Chiropractic Sports Medicine helps by breaking up adhesions that form in the rotator cuff created by the repetitive action of paddling. The chiropractic maintains joint alignment which improves kinesthetic performance or your body’s ability to know where it is in space.
Enjoy the waves! Aloha! -Rikke
For more info on the event or to watch (from a safe location) go to http://www.mavericksinvitational.com/