About theclimbingdoctor

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

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 |2020-02-17T09:48:13-08:00February 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|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 |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 |2019-04-17T20:50:51-07:00February 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