Rock Rehab Hybrid Course Series


This rock climbing injury continuing education 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 on the unit’s topic, read associated articles, and meet for zoom live sessions to problem solve rock climbing patient cases related to the material. The course series is comprehensive and by the conclusion you will have a strong understanding of how to rehabilitate rock climbing injuries. Use the code “earlybird” to receive $150 off of registration if used before January 1st 2023. All registration fees are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the first live session. This Registration is for the 2024 Cohort.



  • Learn the biomechanics and sport specific demands of rock climbing
  • Understand how to provide proper management for musculoskeletal rock climbing injuries including body regions of the neck, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, finger, back, hip, knee and ankle
  • Support climbing injury management with peer reviewed research studies and learn in-depth treatment interventions for climbers including climbing specific exercises that address mobility, muscle performance and climbing specific movement


  • 6 units of pre-recorded lectures (1.5 – 3.5 hrs each unit) on climbing injury
  • 2 zoom live sessions (5.5 hrs each session) 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

2024 Live Session Dates (hosted remotely on zoom)

  • April 13th (Units 1, 2 & 3), April 14th (Units 3, 4 & 5)

2024 Live Session Times (hosted remotely on zoom)

  • 8am-9:30am, break, 10:00am-11:30am, break 12:00pm-1:30pm (Pacific Time)

Contact Hours

  • 24 contact hours of content

Course Certificate

  • Course completion certificate for 1440 minutes (24 hrs) of course material

Approved for Continuing Eduction Credit

  • This course series is approved for 24 continuing education contact hours in California and for all states that offer reciprocity with California including: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. If you have questions pertaining to your individual state requirements, please refer to your state’s licensing authority. We are happy to provide each registrant with documentation needed to submit for approval to their own licensing board for individual approval. Requests can be submitted to


  • Lectures will be released to all course participants one month prior to the start of the first live session
  • Early access to all lectures can be provided upon request

Continuing Education Content Access

  • Participants have unlimited continuing ed course lecture video access for 11 months
  • All con-ed course PDFs are downloadable allowing lifetime access


  • Beginner to Advanced

What is the difference between the “Rock Rehab Hybrid Course Series” and “Rock Rehab Online Course Series”

  • The online content from the Rock Rehab Hybrid Course Series is the same online content from the Rock Rehab Online Course Series. The main difference is that the Rock Rehab Hybrid Course Series includes an additional 12 hours of zoom live sessions to help synthesize the material and apply it to rock climbing patient cases.


  • 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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“In 21 years of practicing as a Physical Therapist, I rank this course in the top 3 I’ve ever taken. Literally. Jared’s teaching style, methods, practicality, humility, expertise/deep knowledge, resourcefulness, are truly noteworthy, and I’m grateful that there are people in our field at Jared’s level.”

‘Amazing course. I will be coming back and reviewing this material for years to come. Every time I leave a live session, I feel compelled to immediately go climbing too, so it ignites an enthusiasm for the sport as well as a feeling of confidence in treating these athletes.”

“I truly and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this course. Jared, is an excellent instructor and I hope to continue learning from you. I am glad to have met so many great clinicians and hope to build upon those relationships and strengthen the world of climbing physical therapy!”

“Love the videos and the occasional puns inserted in there. It allows us to see how serious and professional medical provider you are but also how behind all that you seem to have that awesome easy going rock climber vibe that we can easily relate too.”

“The Rock Rehab continuing education course is a comprehensive guide to assessing, diagnosing, and treating rock climbers and typical rock climbing injuries. In my opinion, it is an essential course for physical therapists looking to expand their knowledge on how to effectively treat rock climbers.”

“This course takes an in-depth dive of the research and applies it seamlessly into assessment and treatment of the rock climbing athlete. It builds upon the foundations and allows us to assess and treat this group of athletes, specific to their sport, which hasn’t been done before.”

“This course contains a wealth of knowledge for any medical provider looking to work with rock climbers of any level. The course focuses not just on giving the provider information about the types of injuries but also information on how to view and assess the climber in function and return the climber back to sport. The author is very knowledgeable and has a number of great tips and experience that lends itself to unique intervention.”

“The course goes in depth on climbing specific injuries, but presents it in a way that is not intimidating if you don’t have climbing experience. The sport is becoming more popular so we are bound to see more climbers in our clinics, and this course is a great way to learn how to treat the potential injuries we will see as rehab professionals”

“This course strongly reinforces that PT’s are movement experts and it is essential to perform movement analyses for the proper assessment and treatment of every patient. A lot of the content is relevant to non-climbing patients as well, who come in with similar injuries discussed in this course. That being said, there are many injuries that are very climbing-specific that you don’t commonly see in the general population which this course thoroughly addresses”


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