- Identify how to assess the most common climbing injuries in the fingers
- Apply current research into the diagnosis and assessment of finger injuries
- Utilize assessments of mobility, muscle performance and movement during a clinical exam of a rock climber with finger pain
- Organize your interventions into a progressive pyramid to return a rock climber back to full function
- Understand how to address education, mobility, muscle performance, and climbing technique for a climber with finger pain
- Develop specific interventions targeted at the fingers that are tailored to measured impairments in rock climbers
- Intermediate to Advanced
- The content is created for medical providers, however coaches and athletes can also take the course to learn more about the assessment and treatment of finger injuries
- 2 sections of pre-recorded lectures on climbing injury covering 23 topics
- Video library of rehabilitation exercises
- Detailed step-by-step pulley rehabilitation protocols for climbing injury rehabilitation
- Video Runtime: 233 min
- Learning Assessments: 24 min
- Course completion certificate for 257 minutes (4.3 hrs) of course material
Continuing Education Course Access
- Participants have unlimited con-ed course lecture video access for 11 months after enrollment
- All continuing ed course PDFs are downloadable allowing lifetime access
- Section 1: Finger Anatomy Review, Common Injuries and Pulley Sprain, Diagnostic Imaging of Pulley Injuries, Clinical Injury Grading of Pulley Injuries, Joint Synovitis and Arthritis, Epiphyseal Fracture, Flexor Tendon Strain and Tenosynovitis, Flexor Tendon Ganglion, Trigger Finger, Extensor Hood Syndrome, and Collateral Ligament Sprain, Mobility Assessment, Muscle Performance Assessment, Climbing Specific Muscle Performance Assessment Part 1 and 2, and Additional Tests and Measures
- Section 2: Pulley Sprain Rehabilitation Guidelines, Epiphyseal Fracture Rehabilitation Guidelines, Educate and Unload, Pulley Protection Splint Fabrication, Increase Mobility Part 1 and 2, Use the New Range, Align and Centrate, Improve Muscle Performance, Use The Kinetic Chain and Train Movement
- 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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Jean-Sébastien Martin –
Nice and effective overview for rock climber finger rehab.
Badr Boukenter –
The diagnostic tests are very clear. If you have good diagnostics, the rehabilitation is easy. Many tips that will improve my practice.
Krista Kleinhammer –
Great information on proper rehabilitation of finger injuries common in rock climbers. Very clear, concise, yet thorough information. Well done and thorough!
Hannah Carey –
As someone who had very little education in my DPT program on fingers and hands, this class was not only helpful for understanding and treating climbers but also others with hand/finger conditions. There were many practical skills for both evaluation and treatment that can be implemented from this course and it was very easy to follow along between the videos and slides. I really appreciated all the case examples as well. Lots of practical skills to use in clinic. Great organization of this course and looking forward to others in the future!
Evan Ingerson –
The course was great! There were good resources for practitioners who have and don’t have an US device. For examination and treatment the specificity of the content for climbers makes it immediately applicable for these injuries that are almost exclusively unique to climbing.
Wesley Low –
The course helps you thoroughly understand how to diagnose and treat climbers. Ample of evidence to support reasoning and great examples.
Alexis Lasalle –
I loved pretty much everything about this course! The pdf and the videos were perfect. It’s the best course for physios who want to treat climbers.
Alyssa O’Krent –
The video content is stellar
Pearl Gillian Aquino Norimoto –
It gives insight into the demands of climbing on the hand. I find that when working with climbers, my biggest struggle was just understanding how the hand is stressed. I have no idea what climbing does to the hand so this was a beautiful peak into the world. Also very clear ways of presenting. Props to the instructor! The case studies are great!! The relevant anatomy overview and very clear description of how certain rock climbing holds affects the pulley system. Great course!
Cory McKinnon –
If you are looking for a straight forward approach to assessing and rehabing the fingers this is a great place to start. Definitely enjoyed some of the real life application of the information.