Climbing is a unique physical activity. It is a sport including high performance and the controlled setting in which competition takes place, active recreation and the weekend warrior, and everything on the spectrum between.

An emerging literature base on climbing-specific sports medicine and science gives some insight into the modifiable risk factors and variables influencing climbing injury epidemiology and performance; however, this is very much a growing space.

Here, you'll find a toolkit to refer to should you encounter a climber in your professional practice. The motivation behind the development of this toolkit was a series of clients and members of the community who had significant difficulty obtaining accurate diagnoses and management plans. This page serves as a resource to healthcare practitioners unfamiliar with climbing injuries and seeking credible links to useful information.

Glossary: Common climbing terms
For what it's worth: anecdotal accounts of climbing injury / injury management

Research papers (link + summary/abstract only):
- Epidemiology
- Risk factors: what we know / don't know
- Upper limb
- Lower limb
- Trunk
- Performance
- Other
Web resources
Climbing healthcare professionals by continent / region
Governance and professional bodies