In this episode Craig is joined by Dr. Jared Vagy AKA The Climbing Doctor. Jared is an expert when it comes to all things rock-climbing and physical therapy. Jared is also a very well rounded and established clinician and educator. He has worked with various athletes and Olympians at the highest level and he is part of the clinical faculty at the University of Southern California’s DPT program. Topics from this discussion include Jared's story, how he became the climbing doctor and how it involved taking more risks than just rock climbing, breaking down the physical and mental demands of the sport, what it is like working with rock climbers from all ability levels in-person as well as remotely, and what you should know in order to help rock climbers!
Jared Vagy is a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in treating 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, totaling nine years of concentrated study. 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. Dr. Vagy has over 17 years of climbing experience and has climbed all over the world. He is an accomplished rock climber, ice climber, and alpinist, and continues to explore the wonders of adventure that these pursuits afford.
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Guests: Dr. Jared Vagy PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
The Climbing Doctor Resources
Rock Climbing Resources (Movement Awareness, The Prevention 7, Climbing Warm-up)
Dynamic Climbing Warm-up - "The first 6 in the video are the ones I use for an on ground assessment" - Jared
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