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

Pulley Protection Splint

This article will take you through a step-by-step process of how to fabricate a pulley protection splint for a rock climber with a grade II or III pulley sprain. The purpose of the article is to educate the climber as well as the medical practitioner on the details of constructing the splint. Special [...]

By |2019-11-03T11:31:42-08:00November 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Antagonist Strength Exercises

Photo Credit: Jensen Walker Professional Climber Sasha Digiulian shows you the five best antagonist exercises to prevent climbing injury. It is important to strengthen the antagonist muscles in your body to increase strength, improve body symmetry and prevent injury.The Importance of PostureClimbing is a sport that develops many of the muscles that hunch [...]

By |2019-04-17T20:50:51-08:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|9 Comments

SLAP’d with a Shoulder Injury?

SLAP’d with a Shoulder Injury? Karen Hsu Physical Therapy Karen Hsu, PT, DPT Image: unsplash.com Introduction In recent years, rock climbing as a sport has experienced a large increase in popularity. As more people have started climbing, so have injury rates grown. Today, the nature of these injuries are mostly due to overuse and [...]

By |2019-01-18T17:21:22-08:00July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Low Back Pain and Rock Climbing

A Pain in the Back Karen Hsu Physical Therapy Karen Hsu, PT, DPT unsplash.com Introduction Are you having back pain after climbing for hours on end? Or, maybe you get back pain intermittently when you are in certain positions, after you’ve done multiple sit starts, while bouldering, or high stepping. You are [...]

By |2018-03-31T16:44:44-08:00March 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Long Term Athlete Development

Long Term Athlete Development I am honored to be involved in the development of Canada's Long Term Athlete Development document for Sport Climbing. Although my role was mostly consultative, I am extremely proud of the work. The document is the foundation for athlete development in both recreational and competitive indoor climbing. Climb for Life [...]

By |2019-01-16T19:08:31-08:00January 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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