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Neely Quinn interviews pro rock climbers, climbing trainers, and other insightful members of the climbing community about how we can get a little better at rock climbing. Subjects include how to train for certain aspects of the sport, how to rehab injuries, the best diet for climbing, and personal stories about climbing.

Oct 7, 2020

Interview Details: Dr. Jared Vagy on Hip Injuries

Dr. Jared Vagy is a physical therapist, and he’s a climber who’s incredibly motivated to help other climbers heal their bodies. In this interview, we talk about common hip injuries in climbers and what to do about them. It’s super in-depth and he describes exact protocols to use on hip injuries, so I hope it helps you out.

More Details

  • Why healthy hips are important for climbing
  • What the most common hip injuries are
  • How shoulder pain and hip pain can be related
  • How to tell if hip pain is originating from back
  • Specific stretches for high-stepping
  • What to do about hip injuries

Other Interviews with Dr. Vagy

  1. Interview #1: We talked in general about how to heal injuries, but since that time he has gotten way more specific about the steps we need to take to address them.
  2. Interview #2: He talked about how to heal shoulder impingement.
  3. Interview #3: We talked about rotator cuff injuries and neck strain.
  4. Interview #4: We discussed finger pulley sprains.
  5. Interview #5: We discussed elbow injuries.

Jared Vagy Professional Credentials

Dr. Vagy is an authority on climbing related injuries. He has published numerous articles on injury prevention and delivers lectures and seminars on the topic. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Southern California, ranked the number one DPT Program in the nation for the last decade by US News and World Report.

He is now a professor at the University in the DPT Program. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy in clinical practice, he went on to complete a one year residency program in orthopedics and a one year fellowship program in movement science. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.


Supporting Videos from Episode

Hip Mobility Part 1


Hip Mobility Part 2


Rock Rehab Protocol Links

Dr. Vagy has created 6 injury protocols using his Rock Rehab Pyramid method that are available on TrainingBeta. You can find out more about his methods by clicking on any of the links below. You can see a description of all of the protocols (which we’ve made available for $15 each) at

Dr. Jared Vagy Links


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