Comprehensive Management of The Rock Climber


Course registration is now open for 2022. The course is capped at 16 participants. Use the code “earlybird” before December 1st to receive $150 off registration.  

This rock climbing continuing eduction course series is for medical professionals looking to advance their knowledge in assessing, diagnosing and treating injuries with rock climbers. The material is highly interactive with an emphasis on case based learning and practical application. The course series is divided into six units. For each unit, you will access and view pre-recorded lectures (1.5 – 3.5 hrs per unit) on the unit’s topic, read associated articles, and meet for a 2 hour zoom live session to problem solve rock climbing patient cases related to the material. At the conclusion of the course series, you will have a greater understanding of how to rehabilitate rock climbing injuries.

2022 Live Session Dates (hosted remotely on zoom)

  • April 17th (Units 1 & 2), May 15th (Units 3 & 4), and June 12th (Units 5 & 6)

2022 Live Session Times (hosted remotely on zoom)

  • 8am-10am, break, 10:30am-12:30pm (Pacific Time)

Contact Hours

  • 21 contact hours of content


  • Lectures will be released to all course participants two weeks prior to each live session


  • $900 USD (includes lectures, video library, protocols and live sessions)



  • Learn the biomechanics and sport specific demands of rock climbing
  • Understand how to provide proper management for musculoskeletal rock climbing injuries
  • Support climbing injury management with peer reviewed research studies


  • Beginner to Advanced

Participant-to-Instructor Ratio

  • This course is capped at 16 participants to maintain to small group learning environment
  • Once 16 slots are filled, the course will be closed to additional enrollment


  • 6 units of pre-recorded lectures (1.5 – 3.5 hrs each unit) on climbing injury
  • 3 zoom live sessions (4 hrs of content each unit) problem solving climbing patient cases
  • Extensive video library of rehabilitation exercise and climbing movement
  • Detailed step-by-step protocols for climbing injury rehabilitation

Unit Topics

  • Unit 1: Movement
  • Unit 2: Neck and Shoulder
  • Unit 3: Elbow and Forearm
  • Unit 4: Wrist and Hand
  • Unit 5: Fingers
  • Unit 6: Back, Hip, Knee and Ankle


  • Jared Vagy is a doctor of physical therapy with a focus on treating rock climbing injuries. In addition to his doctoral degree, he has completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller “Climb Injury-Free,” has published numerous articles on injury prevention and lectures on the topic internationally. Dr. Vagy is on the teaching faculty at the University of Southern California, one of the top doctor of physical therapy programs in the United States. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is passionate about climbing and enjoys working with climbers of all ability levels, ranging from novice climbers to the top professional climbers in the world.


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