The Climbing Bible: Managing Injuries

Injury prevention and rehabilitation for climbing and bouldering

Author: Stian Christophersen

Series title: The Climbing Bible

Paperback publication date: 03 Oct 2024

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The Climbing Bible: Managing Injuries by Stian Christophersen is the indispensable guide to injury prevention and rehabilitation for climbers. It describes the most common climbing injuries that the author frequently encounters in his clinical practice, and examines how they can be diagnosed and treated – and even prevented from occurring in the first place.

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The Climbing Bible: Managing Injuries is the indispensable guide to injury prevention and rehabilitation for climbers. The author, Stian Christophersen, is an internationally renowned climber who has competed and coached at international level; he is also a practising physiotherapist with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in the treatment of climbing injuries.

The third book in the bestselling Climbing Bible series, it describes the most common climbing injuries that the author frequently encounters in his clinical practice, and examines how they can be diagnosed and treated – and even prevented from occurring in the first place. It is designed to be scientifically strong, yet presented simply, so that it can make an important contribution to the knowledge base that healthcare professionals refer to when treating climbers, yet also be easily accessible to climbers who do not have a healthcare background.

The book is split into three parts and features anatomical illustrations along with exercise and action photos. The first part gives an essential overview of factors which can influence injuries and rehab, such as sleep, training load, warming up, differences related to age and gender, and strength training. Part two focuses on the common injuries experienced by climbers – including pulley injuries, elbow tendinopathies and hamstring ruptures, as well as growth plate injuries in young climbers – and advice about how to rehab or prevent these common injuries. And the third part explores the fascinating subject of pain science – what the sensation of pain really means, and how we interpret and can influence our experience of pain.

Stian Christophersen is a physiotherapist, climbing coach and best-selling author. He has climbed for over 25 years, has been an athlete on the Norwegian national team and was the 2009 Norwegian bouldering champion. He has worked as a physiotherapist for over 15 years and runs his own practice in Oslo where he specialises in the treatment of upper limb injuries in general and climbing injuries in particular. He has worked specifically with ultrasound diagnostics since 2014. He is a sought-after speaker and lecturer and gives courses to medical professionals on how to diagnose and treat shoulder pain and shoulder injuries. He runs Norway’s biggest podcast in the field of musculoskeletal pain together with his colleague Jørgen Jevne, and he also co-hosts The Climbing Injury Podcast together with physiotherapist James Walker. Stian has climbed extensively outdoors and has first ascents of routes up to F9a and boulder problems up to Font 8b+. He is a former national climbing team coach and has worked with several of Norway’s best climbers over the past 15 years, including Tina Johnsen Hafsaas and Magnus Midtbø. He has also been responsible for the Norwegian Climbing Federation’s education of coaches, and has educated the next generation of coaches at both a national and international level. Alongside Martin Mobråten, he is the co-author of the best-selling training books The Climbing Bible and The Climbing Bible: Practical Exercises. He lives in Oslo with his family.

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