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

Dr. Tom Hackett MD on Labral Injuries

The Climbing Doctor connected with Dr. Tom Hackett MD to discuss various topics related to the shoulder, labral tears, and rock climbing. See below for a recording of the video and the complete transcript. Dr. Tom Hackett’s Bio A leader in complex knee, shoulder, and elbow surgeries, Dr. Hackett provides [...]

By |2022-04-19T22:21:26-07:00April 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Climbing-Specific Body Tension

Body tension from a functional perspective can be described as a balance of generated internal forces from several muscle groups working in unison to meet or exceed external resistance (like gravity). Climbing-specific body tension is both an outcome of functional skill and strength.

By |2022-03-02T15:51:00-08:00May 21st, 2020|Guest Post|2 Comments

Next Level Injury Prevention

As climbing becomes larger and more popular, climbing injuries will become more and more prevalent not only among the veterans, but also among newcomers. A simple google search will find hundreds of strengthening and stretching programs promising to bulletproof your shoulder, ankle, knee, etc…

By |2022-03-02T16:21:06-08:00May 6th, 2021|Guest Post|0 Comments


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