001 – Dr. Mark Kozuki: Physical Therapist to Elite Athletes

By Greg Finch


On the first episode of the Surf Strong Show I talk with Dr. Mark Kozuki Physical Therapist for World Surf League, MLB, PGA, and Olympic athletes and owner at Elite Performance Physical Therapy in Costa Mesa California.

He also helps mere mortals like us stay strong in the Ocean. Join us as we discuss his morning routine, pre and post surf prep, most gifted books, and his favorite wave in the world.

Mark introduces his Ki Release technique. This therapy is something that he has been pioneering with his patients over the last few years. It has had a profound impact on him and the path of his therapies.

Learn what Ki Release is and how it is delivering amazing results to his patients.

My stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger

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I've noticed a big difference in really two main things. One is my pre-surf warm up gets my body loose and ready to surf. I feel like I'm not step-tripping over to myself as much. Doing those dumb falls that just waste a bunch of waves.

Second my stamina and paddling are really improved and that allows me to surf longer and stronger.

Josh Beckett - Winemaker

My Surfing Has Improved On So Many Levels

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My surfing has improved on so many different levels working with Greg. I have developed much more confidence in the water. I feel more comfortable & strong out there. I can paddle longer, pop-up faster, and turn with more power.

Heather Miller - Acupuncturist for WSL

Those aches & pains after a sesh aren't there anymore

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It really gave me direction of what to do to get my body feeling better. Some of those aches and pains I would get after a sesh aren't there anymore. I could see my body becoming much more reliable for me because of the exercises and techniques that were taught.

The personal service was awesome! Greg was very knowledgeable and easy to reach whenever. If I ever had a question he was there to help quickly.

Scott Williams

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