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Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Shoulder Taping

Photo Credit: Jesse Peters Professional Climber Josh Levin shows you the best way to tape your shoulder back into a better alignment. But remember, the taping is just temporary to align your shoulder blade and decrease pain. Click on this link to learn the best exercises to strengthen your shoulder blade muscles so that you will no longer need the tape. Shoulder [...]

By |April 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Nerve Mobility

Photo Credit: Eddie Fowke Nerve Mobility Imagine that you are belaying your climbing partner and they are stuck at the crux. They keep climbing up and down-climbing but they aren’t going anywhere. You look at your belay device and you see the rope glide back and forth, gaining either more tension or slack. This is how nerves move throughout in your body. [...]

By |March 12th, 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 your body forward into a poor posture. This is why climbers [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Upper Body Stretching

Photo Credit: Cameron Maier Professional Climber Jonathan Siegrist shows you the five best stretches to prevent climbing injury. It is important to stretch the stiff muscles in your body to increase flexibility and prevent injury. The Importance of Daily Prevention You may feel that injuries aren’t going to happen to you. But once they occur, prevention effort is too little too late. It [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Rock Climbing Injury Tips: Finger Pulley Sprain

Photo Credits: Ari Kirsch and Stephen Gross Dr. Jared Vagy DPT shows you how to modify your finger strengthening exercises to improve their rock climbing specificity. The Importance of Finger Extensor Strength The forearm and fingers contain two types of major muscle groups: flexors on the palm side, and extensors on the back side. In addition, each finger contains flexor tendon pulleys (5 [...]

By |December 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 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 mostly affect the upper limbs. With increased safety awareness and the [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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