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Physical Therapy for Climbing

Rock climbing places unique stresses upon the body that make having a medical provider who "gets it" is important. Here at Ascent we not only get it, but we also climb AND have receiving additional training on working with climbers for performance and physical therapy. We offer both in person and remote consultations via Zoom depending on your needs. 

Rock Climbing

What to Expect:

During the evaluation, Dr. Chris Merchant PT, DPT, OCS will assess your:


-Muscle strength


-Climbing Technique

-Climbing Performance

 Through in person (or virtual) assessments, a detailed history of your injury and goals, as well as climbing video footage review we will be able to identify areas of strength and areas improvement due to asymmetries and imbalances. Based on what is found we will develop a personalized program of mobility and exercise to help you reach your climbing goals, get rid of pain, and prevent future injury.


 If you are in Chattanooga, TN this can be combined with in person sessions to address mobility issues or work on performance in the gym. 

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