Climbing Medicine

Climbing is a growing sport and past years we have seen more and more new climbers in all age groups joining the gyms and local competitions.
With the growing number of climbers we can also see a growing need for expertise in climbing medicine. Climbing exposes our bodies to a unique stress and requires a specialized medical knowledge to prevent and rehabilitate climbing related injuries.

Boulderkeskus will be hosting two separate seminars on the 7th and 8th of December.

On the 7th of December we will have a seminar aimed for medical professionals at Huone in Jätkäsaari and on the 8th we will have a seminar for a more broader audience who are interested in climbing medicine and climbing specific injury preventation and rehabilitation in Boulderkeskus Pasila.

We have the honor of having some of the world's leading experts of climbing medicine to share their knowledge on the important issue.

Dr. Volker Schoeffls' academic focus is on extreme sports medicine, climbing injuries, biomechanics of the hand, alpine and wilderness medicine and surgery in developing countries. He is the team physician to the German Climbing Team and to the German Skimountaineering Team.

Dr. Isabelle Schoeffl has a masters degree in Biology and Sports Science and a master's degree in medicine. Her research focus is on biomechanics of the pulley system of the hand, and prevention and treatment of injuries in pediatric and adolescent climbers.

7.12. (for professionals)

The venue is HUONE in Jätkäsaari.
9.00 – 9.15 Introduction, welcome words
9.15 – 9.45 The child and adolescent climber. working with athletes (I. Schoeffl)
9.45 – 10.15 Anorexia in climbing (I. Schoeffl)
10.15 - 10.45 Injury statistics in sport climbers (V. Schoeffl)
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee
11.15 - 12.00 Differential diagnosis of finger pain (V. Schoeffl)
12.00 - 13.00 Workshop finger and hand taping (V. Schoeffl)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.30 Shoulder injuries in climbers (V. Schoeffl)
14.30 - 15.00 Lower extremity injuries in climbers (V. Schoeffl)
15.00 – 15.30 Workshop: demonstration ultrasound of the hand and fingers (V. Schoeffl)
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee
16.00 – 16.30 Future perspectives - sport climbing in the Olympic games (V. Schoeffl)
16.30 – 17.00 Workshop ACT: Adjunct Compensatory Training for climbers – A preventive programm, developed by Volker Schöffl, Dicki Korb and Patrick Matros
17.00 – 17.15 Closing Words


The venue is Boulderkeskus Pasila in Pasila.
9:15 – 9:30 Introduction, welcome words
9:30 – 10:00 Kids are the Olympians of tomorrow – special consideration in kids climbing (I. Schoeffl)
10:00 – 11:00 Climbing injuries overview (V. Schoeffl)
11:00 – 11:30 Rehabilitation, taping and prevention (V. Schoeffl)
11:30 – 12:00 QA session (V. Schoeffl)

You can purchase your ticket at BK SHOP
NOTE! When buying the ticket, please choose as delivery method any of the gyms. The payment receipt works as a ticket for your entrance. We can see a record of the paid tickets in our systems, so no separate ticket will be sent from our systems after a successful purchase.