Who we are and what we do
Over the last years we’ve been watching the exponential growth of surfing in Portugal, and worldwide. Besides the specific gear, currently, surfing industry as overcome several areas - like fashion, music, media, food, events, schools, etc. – which guarantee a nice and confortable environment to our sport. However, besides all this organization, it seem something essential is still missing… and that’s HEALTH!
Therefore, SUFISIO is on since 2011, as a new partner of Surfing in Portugal, that trough its actions and ideas can contribute to increase value among the surfing industry and its athletes.
Our main goals are reducing the number of injuries/year of the surfer and his rehabilitation period in case of injury, promoting a fast return to surfing and a better surfing performance.
Our mission is to Prevent and Treat surfing associated injuries, through our mojo “We Drop The Pain!”
We provide Physiotherapy services with all the appropriate equipment, treating a rehabilitating athletes, according to the original injury mechanism.
Besides all rehab is tailor-made, will always be based on competitive or recreational goals, concerning functionality towards the specific movement required.See more
Physical training for surfers, based on specific movement patterns required in surfing, including:
- Proprioceptive training
- Specific muscular strengthening
- Muscle-skeletal reprograming
For competitors, communicating with the athlete and his coach, is crucial. According to the identified needs, it can be designed a programme to potentiate the athlete’s performance and help him to correct the most technical aspects concerning specific moving patterns and physical skills that surfing demands.
We prepare surf athletes before competition, trough a regular basis follow-up, based in muscular recovery, reducing fatigue levels and preventing injuries.
Also with SURFISIO onsite, at the competition venue, the athlete can benefit the Physiotherapist’s experience, which will guarantee all athletes competing a specific approach concerning:
- Proprioceptive techniques
- Stretching and muscular relaxation
- Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of minor injuries
Traditional Chinese Medicine has 5.000 years of existence and has become an evidence based practice medicine with recognized and proven results, also among athletes in different sport modalities.
It’s efficacy relies on the body’s energy balance, recurring to several techniques where Acupuncture and Phytotherapy are key.
At SURFISIO, we use this powerful tool to:
- get better mental and physical performance (important in training and competition)
- reducing post-exercise fatigue/ overtraining (mental and physical)
- overtraining injury prevention
- reducing injury recovery time