PHYSIO FOR CLIMBERS
Rock climbing is a demanding sport requiring a balance of strength, mobility, endurance, power, technique and mental awareness! It is a great all around activity for both beginners and those with advanced skills trying to progress their climbing to that next level.
Common sites of injury can be varied throughout the upper and lower limb. These areas may include the neck, shoulder, elbow,
wrist and fingers. Lower limb injuries may happen at the hip, knee and ankle joints.
The cause of these injuries can be multifactorial and may be related to - The intensity, frequency and type of training being done,
type of climbing being performed, overuse vs acute injuries, static vs dynamic movements, flexibility and mobility at the joints being used,
technique, and muscle imbalances. Click
for a brief overview of common climbing injuries which can be discussed further with your physiotherapist
Your physiotherapist can use a wide range of assessment tools to determine the underlying cause for your injury, such as assessing muscle
imbalances, mobility and technique. Physiotherapists can refer for imaging such as MRI, CT scan, US and X-ray to assist with providing
a diagnosis. Treatment of your condition may include manual therapy, massage, dry needling, taping, and clinical exercise to ensure
the correct muscles are being activated with the most optimal technique and postures.
Physiotherapy provides you with evidence based treatment methods and advice to manage your condition - ensuring you're on the path to recovery for ongoing pain- free climbing!
At Revive we offer physiotherapy, massage and exercise physiology specifically for Climbers and their specific needs