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By MeganLM
From Golden, CO
Jun 20, 2012

I've just developed a case of rotator cuff tendinitis. I was wondering who else has had this injury, or one similar, and what kind of physical therapy you did/ how long you took off from climbing. What other kinds of injuries have people had? Are there any preventative training techniques that you would recommend to all climbers?


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By Unassigned User
Jun 20, 2012

YEEEERRRRR GONNA DIE!!!!!

oh wait that might not apply here...


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By Aerili
From Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 20, 2012
Get down from there! <br /> <br />May 2013 <br />Photo by Duc

The prehab (prevention) for RC injuries is the same as the rehab protocol. You just continue to do it when you're well on a regular basis.

www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=119
^^^I personally don't like the scaption exercises she shows; while a normal part of a RC strengthening program, they always hurt me. Other than that, pretty standard stuff.

I prefer to do lower trapezius work, like I's, Y's, and T's: billhartman.net/blog/developing-the-lower-trapezius/


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By Vaughne
Jun 20, 2012

Aerili wrote:
The prehab (prevention) for RC injuries is the same as the rehab protocol. You just continue to do it when you're well on a regular basis. www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=119 ^^^I personally don't like the scaption exercises she shows; while a normal part of a RC strengthening program, they always hurt me. Other than that, pretty standard stuff. I prefer to do lower trapezius work, like I's, Y's, and T's: billhartman.net/blog/developing-the-lower-trapezius/


I have been dealing with shoulder problems. My physical therapist thinks its SIS (described in that ukclimbing link). My PT gave me those same theraband exercises that are shown in the article. I've noticed an improvement although it's slower than I wish...I've been doing the exercises for 3 weeks and no climbing for almost 2 months. Definitely a good article, nicely illustrated.


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By SMR
Jun 20, 2012

Excellent link: billhartman.net/blog/developing-the-lower-trapezius/

I had issues for 3-4 years in my shoulders- basically due to being a small climber (5'1") constantly overextending in the shoulder joint to reach holds. AT one point it was painful (but not impossible to lift my arms over my head without pain). I tried all of the rotater cuff exercies without much success or relief, but when I focused on building strength in the lower traps it worked.
You have to maintain perfect form and I found that doing them at least 5 times a week was key to recreate a better balanced shoulder.

Also, I found someone who did Active Release Technique-www.activerelease.com/


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