Schouderpreventie bij klimmers

In recent years, climbing has experienced a large increase in popularity as a sport. As more people have started climbing, so have injury rates grown. Shoulder injuries make up about 17% of all rock climbing injuries, and chronic pain has been reported in 33% of elite climbers. Interesting enough to think about how to prevent this and keep the shoulder healthy. A preventive program should counterbalance adaptations of the shoulder to climbing. Mainly the internal rotators of the shoulder (subscapularis, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi and teres major) will gain strength so the first preventive exercise category is “posterior cuff strengthening”. Some examples incorporating posterior cuff activation in a climbing specific context (in a squat position, combined with hip flexion and abduction, at the wall, …)