The sport of rock climbing has seen an exponential surge within the past 5 years, with the rise of indoor climbing gyms, the production of an Oscar-winning film, and the first-ever debut of the sport in the upcoming Olympic games. As such, an increase in recreational rock climbers who enter orthopedic physical therapy practices around the country with climbing-related injuries will be probable. This presentation will empower the PT professional to successfully manage rock climbing related injuries by understanding the demands of the sport, common injuries involved, and sport-specific rehabilitation in both the acute and chronic setting.This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.
Course created on June 12, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/2.0 Category A; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to describe at least three basic rock climbing terminology and styles of rock climbing.
- Participants will be able to outline at least three rock climbing movement techniques to human biomechanics.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three common injuries found in rock climbing.
- Participants will be able to outline at least two effective injury management strategies each for both the acute and chronic phases.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-45 Minutes||Rock Climbing Basics: terminology, styles, and movement|
|45-75 Minutes||Common rock climbing related injuries|
|75-105 Minutes||Sport-specific rehabilitation for acute and chronic phases|
|105-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Jennifer Sauers, PT, DPT
Jennifer is the CEO and owner of Onsight Movement, a private physical therapy practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, specializing in treating rock climbing injuries and improving climbing performance. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine with a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Jennifer also currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the College of Southern Nevada teaching Anatomy & Physiology. Jennifer is a member of the Rock Climbing Special Interest Group at the University of Southern California as well as the American Physical Therapy Association's Orthopedic Section. She holds a certification in Dry Needling from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. When not practicing physical therapy, Jennifer can be found outside rock climbing or spending time with her fiance, Dylan.
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