The Climbing Injury Podcast

The Climbing Injury Podcast

Hi, and welcome to the climbing injury podcast, hosted by Stian Christophersen and James Walker. As our sport grows, so do the injury rates, and our hope is that through sharing of knowledge and experience we can understand climbing injuries better, treat them better and hopefully prevent some of them from ever happening.


As we’re both physiotherapists talking about injuries and injury prevention, this podcast will be aimed at healthcare professionals working with climbers, but hopefully there will be something here for all climbers curious about climbing injuries and injury prevention.


Feel free to drop us a message with questions or subjects you would like us to address, and if you like what we’re doing, please support us at patreon.com/ClimbingInjuryPodcast



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Episodes

Hamstring injuries - Injury Mechanisms and Rehabilitation.
Jan 9 2024
Hamstring injuries - Injury Mechanisms and Rehabilitation.
Today we’re discussing hamstring injuries. We frequently see injuries to the hamstring muscles and tendons due to heel hooks and splits, and whilst hamstring injuries have gotten a lot of attention in other sports, like soccer, sprint and dancing, there’s a paucity of literature covering this injury in climbers. Since climbing differs from these sports, the injury mechanisms, rehabilitation and exercise selection also differs. Today’s talk will cover these subjects, as well as we’ve interviewed top level climber Tina Johnsen Hafsaas about her own hamstring injury which occurred during the World Championship in Moscow in 2021. ReferencesEhiogu, U. D. et al. (2020) ‘Acute Hamstring Muscle Tears in Climbers—Current Rehabilitation Concepts’, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2020.07.002.Vantorre, A., and F. Schellhammer. “Severe Injuries of Proximal Hamstrings in High-Performance Sport Climbers.” Deutsche Zeitschrift Fur Sportmedizin, 2022, doi:10.5960/dzsm.2021.521.Schöffl, Volker, et al. “The ‘Heel Hook’ - A Climbing-Specific Technique to Injure the Leg.” Wilderness and Environmental Medicine, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.wem.2015.12.007.1:03:00: Interview with Tina Johnsen HafsaasMusic: Lofi Summer Background - Vladislav Kurnikov For more information about us, you can find us on Instagram and our websites:James: @sheffieldclimbingclinic / www.sheffieldclimbingclinic.comStian: @stianchristophersen / https://www.klatrebibelen.com/stian-christophersenFeel free to drop us a message with questions or subjects you would like us to address, and if you like what we’re doing, please support us at patreon.com/ClimbingInjuryPodcast
Ep 5: Youth Climbers, Growth Plates and Epiphyseal Stress Fractures, with Dr. Volker Schöffl.
Oct 10 2023
Ep 5: Youth Climbers, Growth Plates and Epiphyseal Stress Fractures, with Dr. Volker Schöffl.
As climbing's increasing popularity attracts more and more people to the sport, it also attracts more and more young climbers. This is of course positive, but also makes for an understanding of the more specific injuries that youth climbers are exposed to. In this episode we'll discuss how and when the growing skeleton matures, and why this is important knowledge for everyone involved in youth climbing. We'll discuss growth plates and injuries to these - called epiphyseal stress fractures. Since these carry with them a potential risk for long term consequences we need to identify and deal with them early. We'll explain how to diagnose them, how to manage them and also discuss what can be done to reduce the risk of them occurring in the first place. References:-       https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29218364/-       https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/bjsports/early/2020/10/09/bjsports-2020-102035.full.pdf -       https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/03635465211056956 -       https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468122919300726?via%3Dihub -       https://eujsm.eu/index.php/EUJSM/article/view/95/49 -       https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31696262/ Music: Lofi Summer Background - Vladislav Kurnikov For more information about us, you can find us on Instagram and our websites:James: @sheffieldclimbingclinic / www.sheffieldclimbingclinic.comStian: @stianchristophersen / https://www.klatrebibelen.com/stian-christophersenFeel free to drop us a message with questions or subjects you would like us to address, and if you like what we’re doing, please support us at patreon.com/ClimbingInjuryPodcast
Ep 4: Golfer's Elbow. Tennis Elbow. Climber's Elbow. Which Is Which And What Is What?
Aug 22 2023
Ep 4: Golfer's Elbow. Tennis Elbow. Climber's Elbow. Which Is Which And What Is What?
Although less common than finger and shoulder injuries, we see a fair bit of painful elbows in climbers. Today, we discuss elbow pain on the inside (medial), outside (lateral) and front (anterior) of the elbow. What's actually going on here? How do these develop into painful conditions? And, of course, how can we manage them?References:-       van Middelkoop M, Bruens ML, Coert JH, Selles RW, Verhagen E, Bierma-Zeinstra SM, Koes BW. Incidence and Risk Factors for Upper Extremity Climbing Injuries in Indoor Climbers. Int J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;36(10):837-42. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1547224. Epub 2015 May 6. PMID: 25958937.https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25958937/-       Laura A. Sims. Upper Extremity Injuries in Rock Climbers: Diagnosis and Management. The Journal of Hand Surgery. Volume 47, Issue 7. 2022.-       Cardoso TB et al., Current trends in tendinopathy management, Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.berh.2019.02.001 -       Paul W. Ackermann  EMAIL logo  , Md Abdul Alim , Gunnar Pejler and Magnus Peterson. Tendon pain – what are the mechanisms behind it? Scandinavian Journal of Pain. 2022. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/sjpain-2022-0018/html- Keith Baar: Google ScholarMusic: Lofi Summer Background - Vladislav Kurnikov For more information about us, you can find us on Instagram and our websites:James: @sheffieldclimbingclinic / www.sheffieldclimbingclinic.comStian: @stianchristophersen / https://www.klatrebibelen.com/stian-christophersenFeel free to drop us a message with questions or subjects you would like us to address, and if you like what we’re doing, please support us at patreon.com/ClimbingInjuryPodcast
EP 1: World Premiere and Pulley Injuries pt 1
Mar 29 2023
EP 1: World Premiere and Pulley Injuries pt 1
Welcome to the world premiere of the Climbing Injury Podcast. In this episode we want to present ourselves and what this podcast is all about. We chat about how and why we started talking to begin with, Stian’s recent trip to Sheffield with Magnus Midtbø and Adam Ondra before we get our geek on and discuss pulley injuries. This episode is dedicated to what pulleys are, injury classification and diagnosing pulley injuries. The follow-up will then obviously be about rehabilitation. Feel free to drop us a message with questions or subjects you would like us to address, and if you like what we’re doing, please support us at patreon.com/ClimbingInjuryPodcastReferences: -       Schneeberger M, Schweizer A. Pulley Ruptures in Rock Climbers: Outcome of Conservative Treatment With the Pulley-Protection Splint-A Series of 47 Cases. Wilderness Environ Med. 2016 Jun;27(2):211-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wem.2015.12.017. Epub 2016 Apr 6. PMID: 27067301-       Schöffl, Volker, et al. "Tendon Injuries in the Hands in Rock Climbers: Epidemiology, Anatomy, Biomechanics and Treatment-An Update." Muscles, Ligaments & Tendons Journal (MLTJ) 10.2 (2020).-       Berrigan W, White W, Cipriano K, Wickstrom J, Smith J, Hager N. Diagnostic Imaging of A2 Pulley Injuries: A Review of the Literature. J Ultrasound Med. 2022 May;41(5):1047-1059. doi: 10.1002/jum.15796. Epub 2021 Aug 2. PMID: 34342037; PMCID: PMC9292555.-       Larsson R, Nordeman L, Blomdahl C. To tape or not to tape: annular ligament (pulley) injuries in rock climbers-a systematic review. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2022 Aug 1;14(1):148. doi: 10.1186/s13102-022-00539-6. PMID: 35915476; PMCID: PMC9344739.-       Schöffl et al: Climbing Medicine: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-72184-8 2022Music: Lofi Summer Background - Vladislav Kurnikov For more information about us, you can find us on Instagram and our websites:James: @sheffieldclimbingclinic / www.sheffieldclimbingclinic.comStian: @stianchristophersen / https://www.klatrebibelen.com/stian-christophersenFeel free to drop us a message with questions or subjects you would like us to address, and if you like what we’re doing, please support us at patreon.com/ClimbingInjuryPodcast