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Rock climbing is a popular hobby for people of all ages in and around Sheffield. It is a sport that is gaining popularity and is likely to continue to do so due to its inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the fact that many of the UK’s top climbers live and train in Sheffield.

Its proximity to the Peak District means that climbers in Sheffield can access outdoor climbing areas such as Stanage Edge within 30 minutes. Couple that with the fact that Sheffield has five indoor climbing walls, it is a sport that can be enjoyed all year round regardless of the weather!

Unfortunately, due to the strenuous nature of climbing, injuries can occur. But fear not, you will find free advice on some of the most common injuries and how to approach both rehabilitation as well injury prevention below.

For athletes who are wanting to perform at their peak, our physiotherapist James Walker has a specialist interest in climbing injuries. He is a keen climber himself, climbing 3-4 times a week either indoors or out depending on the weather! Last year he set up Sheffield Climbing Clinic which is a specialist branch of the White House Clinic dedicated to treating climbers and getting them back on the wall as soon as possible. You can visit their site by clicking here.

Rock climbing is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy and accessible to people of all ages.

Like with any sport injuries and niggles can occur however almost all climbing injuries are treatable or preventable with physiotherapy so get in touch today with any questions about injuries or issues.

Happy Climbing!

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