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

Thoracic Mobility For Climbers

Thoracic Spine Mobility for Climbers By Matt DeStefano Rationale: In order to climb at your highest level and pain-free, you must have adequate mobility throughout your body. This article speaks specifically to mobility in the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine is the group of spinal segments below your neck and above your low back. [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Route Setting to Prevent Climbing Injury

Recently, "The Climbing Doctor" had the chance to connect with Chris Danielson, who is one the most renowned American route setters. This was a unique opportunity to see the behind the scenes thought processes that goes into competition route setting and how the same methodology can be applied to route setting for non-competition climbers in the gym . The thought process behind [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Balanced Climbing Shoulders

Balanced Climbing Shoulders By Tanya Anne Mackenzie PhD (Specialist shoulder and elbow physiotherapist) Balanced muscles around the shoulder are essential for climbing efficiency as well as to avoid uneven tension around the joint. Imbalance in muscles around joints leads to increased strain and stress in the soft tissues and can ultimately lead to tissue [...]

By | February 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Climbing Doctor In Vogue Magazine

A few months ago I was scanning my inbox when I came across an email from Vogue Magazine for an interview request. I used to see the cover of the magazine all the time while waiting in line at the grocery store, but I never knew what it was about. So after receiving the interview request, I went [...]

By | November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Eva Lopez Rock Climbing Injury Prevention Interview Part 2 of 2

I had the opportunity to pick Eva Lopez's brain on her thoughts on preventing climbing injury. Eva has an amazing wealth of knowledge on training for climbing and preventing injury. She hosts an information packed blog at: http://en-eva-lopez.blogspot.com/ Check out part 2 of 2 of the interview below. It is an extremely detailed look ant preventing [...]

By | August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

5 tips for preventing climbing injuries

Below is an excerpt of an article that wrote for the REI Climbing Blog on how to prevent rock climbing injuries. To read the entire article, please visit: Click Here to View the Full Article on Preventing Climbing Injuries at the REI Climbing Blog Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. [...]

By | July 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments