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

Climbing-Specific Body Tension

Climbing-Specific Body Tension: A Systematic Approach for Assessment & Progression Kevin Cowell, PT, DPT, OCS The crux move is steep, you’re toeing in on a small foot chip, and holding your breath as you go for the next hold. You stick the pinch move and use every ounce of effort to maintain body [...]

By |2020-08-12T08:12:05-07:00May 21st, 2020|Guest Post|0 Comments

Are Adolescent Climbers Aware of the Most Common Youth Climbing Injury and Safe Training Practices: A Summary

Are Adolescent Climbers Aware of the Most Common Youth Climbing Injury and Safe Training Practices: A Summary Kids are not just small adults. Their bodies differ in anatomy, psychology, and skeletal maturity. Due to these differences, it is essential to understand youth athletes’ perceptions on injury and safe training practices in order to [...]

By |2020-08-12T08:18:58-07:00April 8th, 2020|Guest Post|1 Comment

Thumb-Sided Wrist Pain in Climbers: A Case for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

Thumb-Sided Wrist Pain in Climbers: A Case for De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Jennifer Sauers, PT, DPT Finally, a sunny day is in the forecast with pristine conditions. You make the trek out to work your bouldering project: the one involving a lot of funky pinch grips and thumb catches. After attempting this problem for several [...]

By |2020-08-12T08:19:39-07:00March 9th, 2020|Climbing SIG|0 Comments

Balance and Stability for Climbers

Balance and Stability for Climbers Most climbers would agree that improving their footwork is necessary to send more. The moment your feet leave the wall generally indicates you are either: dyno-ing, your feet have cut and your climb has now turned into a campus, or you are falling. In regards to your feet, [...]

By |2020-08-12T08:12:22-07:00February 17th, 2020|Guest Post|0 Comments

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 |2020-03-27T09:06:29-07:00November 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 |2019-04-17T20:50:51-07:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|9 Comments