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SUP rehab - If you are considering rehabilitation, know that you are taking an important step towards improving your health and well-being. SUP is a fun and low-impact activity that can help rebuild strength, improve balance, and reduce pain and stiffness. Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or simply looking for a new way to stay active and healthy, SUP can offer a range of benefits.

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By incorporating SUP into your rehabilitation program, you can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits of being out on the water, including reduced stress, improved mood, and increased relaxation. Additionally, the social aspect of SUP can be an important motivator, as it provides an opportunity to connect with others who share your interests and goals.

Remember, SUP rehabilitation is not just about physical recovery - it is also about building confidence, resilience, and a sense of accomplishment. As you progress in your SUP journey, you will discover new abilities and strengths, both on and off the water. So if you are ready to take the next step in your rehabilitation journey, consider giving SUP a try - it may just be the motivation you need to achieve your goals and reach your full potential.

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Here are a few references and websites where you can find case studies and information on successful SUP rehabilitation:

These resources provide valuable information and insights into the use of SUP as a form of rehabilitation. They can help individuals and healthcare professionals understand the potential benefits and limitations of SUP as a therapeutic intervention, and provide guidance on how to incorporate the activity into a rehabilitation program.

A SUP rehab story by Becky Ashcraft
Life Changing: overcoming grief and Falling in love with SUP

More evidence - SUP rehab

Yes, there is evidence of successful SUP rehabilitation. Several studies and case reports have demonstrated the effectiveness of SUP as a form of rehabilitation for various injuries and conditions.

For example, a study published in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy found that stroke patients who participated in a SUP rehabilitation program had significant improvements in their balance, walking speed, and functional abilities. Another study published in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education found that SUP was effective in reducing pain and improving function in individuals with lower limb injuries.

In addition to these studies, there are numerous case reports and personal testimonials of individuals who have successfully used SUP as a form of rehabilitation. These success stories include individuals recovering from knee injuries, shoulder injuries, back pain, and other conditions.

Overall, while more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of SUP rehabilitation, there is evidence to suggest that it can be an effective and enjoyable form of therapy for a variety of injuries and conditions.

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An overview of why you might consider taking up the sport to regain strength and endurance after injury

The following link is a great story of one person's personal rehabilitation through stand up paddle boarding.

Part 1 The cure for what ails you

Part 2 The cure for what ails you

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Whole-body therapy 

Stand up paddle boarding has a therapeutic effect for the physical body, but Sup rehab can be applied to our psychological health. Read here about how SUP helps veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Must read rehab blogs. People sharing their journey as they discover stand up paddle boarding to recover from various issues and injury.

Shoulder rehab – Felipe SUPs to recovery. 

SUP NTX – North Texas

According to SUP NTX "By using your body's natural balance as a stabilizer, stand up paddling only requires as much exertion as are able to put forth. And the water is a very forgiving surface, so you don't run the risk of re-injury like you possibly would by rehabbing on solid ground."

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by MossRehab –

Inpatient and outpatient cognitive rehabilitation in the Philiadelphia region. There moto?..."Challenge accepted"

MossRehab - They Will Surf Again 2013 from EinsteinHealth on Vimeo.

Recovery to race again

This video is not about using paddle boarding as a way to is about is how Starboard Team Rider Sean Poynter recovers from a knee injury to get ready to SUP race again. He shares some valuable tips.

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We all like to hear inspiring stories. Do you have a "better now than ever because of paddle boardng" story? Using the form below write your account of how SUP fitness or rehab has improved your over all health and fitness level.

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