About The Climbing Doctor

The Climbing Doctor is passionate about preventing injuries and improving performance for all climbers.

Growth Plate Injuries In Youth Climbers

The popularity of rock climbing among young individuals has surged in recent years, leading to an increased incidence of finger stress epiphyseal fractures, which are the primary injury observed among youth climbers. These fractures commonly occur during puberty, a period when the growth plates (physis) in the fingers are particularly susceptible to damage. [...]

By |2024-04-11T15:54:29-07:00April 5th, 2024|Research|0 Comments

Strength For Overhang Climbing: Improving Core Strength and Body Positioning

Overhang rock climbing presents a unique set of challenges that are not solely dependent on sheer strength, but also on mastering body positioning and using the power of your core muscles. Unlike vertical or slab climbing, where friction and balance are primary concerns, overhangs present an entirely different set of challenges. With gravity [...]

By |2023-12-27T07:30:28-08:00May 6th, 2024|Performance|0 Comments

Hip Mobility: A Climber’s Secret Weapon

Rock climbing is a physically demanding sport that challenges the body's strength, flexibility, and mobility. Among the many essential skills climbers develop the ability to execute drop knees, stem or maintain a frogger position, and high step to the next foot hold. The ability to stay close to the wall during these movements [...]

By |2024-02-02T15:24:48-08:00March 4th, 2024|Performance|0 Comments

Flexibility On and Off the Wall: Lower Body Mobility

While upper body strength often takes the spotlight in discussions about rock climbing, the significance of lower body flexibility should not be underestimated. In this blog post, we will discuss the role that flexibility in the lower body plays in enhancing a climber's performance. Understanding and prioritizing lower body flexibility will assist in [...]

By |2023-12-28T19:23:23-08:00February 5th, 2024|Hip|0 Comments

Enhancing Climbing Performance: Unlocking Wrist Mobility, Stability, and Strength

Climbing is a sport that requires not only physical strength but also mobility and stability in various body parts. One area that often gets overlooked but plays a crucial role in climbing is the wrists. In this blog post, we'll delve into the significance of wrist mobility, stability, and strength for climbers. We'll [...]

By |2023-12-27T07:23:36-08:00January 8th, 2024|Wrist and Hand|0 Comments

Dolor en los dedos al escalar rocas: capsulitis articular

A Spanish Translation of the research article "Clinical Management of Finger Joint Capsulitis/Synovitis in a Rock Climber." Article written by Dr. Jared Vagy DPT “The Climbing Doctor” and translated by Alita Contreras. Original article below: Click here to read the full article in English Resumen Este estudio de caso presenta a un escalador [...]

By |2024-03-18T13:13:23-07:00November 9th, 2023|Research|0 Comments