Achilles Tendonitis Rock Climbing

The Achilles tendon is the tendon from the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. This tendon attaches directly to the heel of the foot. The tendon allows the gastroc-soleus complex to lift the heel off the ground, walk, and generate power during dynamic movements.

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Climbing SIG|2 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 |May 21st, 2020|Categories: Guest Post|0 Comments

Fall From Grace

In medicine there is a Bio-Psycho-Social model of health which encompasses an individual’s Biology, Psychology and Social factors and how these factors influence an individual’s sense of well-being. This articles looks at these perspectives after a climbing accident.

By |January 9th, 2020|Categories: Climbing SIG|2 Comments

Three Common Errors Made by New Climbers

Rock climbing is a sport that requires precise technique. Being able to stay on the wall and not “barn-door” or fall off may be due to shifting your hips just a little bit to the right or swinging one foot out to the side for a flag. In this article you will learn about climbing movement.

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Guest Post|1 Comment

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 a pulley protection splint.

By |November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Rock Climbing Injury Tips|3 Comments


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