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A climbing injury podcast l Accident guidance, self-care tips, and step-by-step recommendations to help you get through the toughest aches and pains. Join Dr. Lisa Erikson-Brin DC CCAP for injury guidance, training plan modifications and changes you NEED to put into your home-care for success. Dr. Lisa is the author of Climbing Injuries Solved, past USAClimbing medical, and writer for Climbing Magazine. Brought to you by climbinginjuriesolved.com.
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Un-Sprained Dr. Lisa Brin

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A climbing injury podcast l Accident guidance, self-care tips, and step-by-step recommendations to help you get through the toughest aches and pains. Join Dr. Lisa Erikson-Brin DC CCAP for injury guidance, training plan modifications and changes you NEED to put into your home-care for success. Dr. Lisa is the author of Climbing Injuries Solved, past USAClimbing medical, and writer for Climbing Magazine. Brought to you by climbinginjuriesolved.com.
E-visits available.

    Episode 33: Season 1 Finale. Putting it all together with 3 Must Do's for returning to the rock.

    Episode 33: Season 1 Finale. Putting it all together with 3 Must Do's for returning to the rock.

    It's the last episode of the season! Let's take what we have learned each episode and put it together into a plan for success.
    This Episode:
    -We hit up the 3 MUST Haves PRIOR to your return
    -What "released" for climbing means
    -How to know if you are pushing it
    -Recommended returns for several climber types
    -What to watch out for
    -What you should expect and plan for!!
    AND MORE.
    Join me for this final episode from Season 1, regardless of if you are a newbie or have listened all season and worked right along with me to get your training and prevention dialed. This is a MUST LISTEN.
    I hope you share this if you think it holds value.

    I'm looking forward to hearing what you think!

    Reach out for help, an e-visit or to ensure you have it right. drlisabrindc@gmail.com

    • 28 min
    Unsprained Episode 32- Solving Numbness, TOS And Supinator Syndrome. Free Handout.

    Unsprained Episode 32- Solving Numbness, TOS And Supinator Syndrome. Free Handout.

    Wondering what your numbness is all about? Today we delve into blunt injuries, nerve trauma, and those nerve symptoms that come from upstream (think elbow, shoulder or neck).

    Topics Hit:

    >> Finger Compression Injuries
    >> Blunt "Wacks" on the rock
    >> Numbness from swelling vs. nerve damage
    >> Common causes of numb fingers in climbers
    >> Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in Climbers (TOS)
    >> Stretches and homecare for TOS
    >> Shoulder vs. Neck related finger numbness
    >> When to consult a doc about your numbness
    >> When numbness becomes permanent
    >> Maintenance vs Management of Numbness Scenarios
    >> Patient examples (which have healed)
    >> Suggested homework for each scenario

    This is the initial discussion of numbness and where it might be stemming from. You MIGHT NEED A DOC to look over your case to ensure you aren't going to have a permanent situation. We hit up how often and how long you should expect to be feeling these symptoms and that they should be getting better, less frequent and less symptomatic with use.

    When in doubt, pack it up and see a provider. Did I mention I have a FREE handout for mobility and unloading of neck pain and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (the most common cause of finger numbness in climbers at my clinic). Check out these FREE exercises and get an example of a guided rehab program with one click. CLIMBINGINGJURIESSOLVED.COM/32

    • 36 min
    Episode 31: Repetitive bone stress injuries (RSIs) and training plans.

    Episode 31: Repetitive bone stress injuries (RSIs) and training plans.

    Worried about finger fractures? Join me for a deep dive into bony remodeling, why you shouldn't climb hard 3-4 weeks after a big event, and why you are more likely to have a finger fracture if you train hard every day vs. adding in periodization.

    We hit up current research, adaption, genetics, and Vitamin D.
    Join me for a MUST listen podcast ;-)

    Calling all questions, shoot me a quick audio clip and send it to drlisabrindc@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on an upcoming next episode!

    • 32 min
    Episode 30: The Covid Liver MINI Special

    Episode 30: The Covid Liver MINI Special

    Did you get covid? Are you coming back to climbing and wondering how best to support your body with your rehab and self-care? Today's mini special (14 minutes!!) is focused on my personal experience with covid, what to understand about training and rehab while recovery or with long covid, and the liver/kidney support (and prevention) that you need to be aware of.
    We discuss:
    >> Viral hepatitis, liver and kidney stresses
    >>Alcohol, water and caffeine consumption during/post covid
    >> What NSAIDS are broken down by the liver and kidneys
    >> Current support and recommendations that are dietary
    >> Burning legs, fatigue or pumped out arms that are new
    >> Other factors to be aware of to recover from your injury post covid.

    I hope you join me if you are currently recovering from covid, have long covid, or want to follow along with what I am currently dealing with.

    Sending a High-5 your way!!

    Dr. Lisa

    book a visit or learn more at climbinginjuriessolved.com

    • 14 min
    Episode 29 Why that stiff rigid finger doesn't bend and what to do about it.

    Episode 29 Why that stiff rigid finger doesn't bend and what to do about it.

    Do you have a stiff tight finger that is possibly bulbous or just ugly as all get out?! This week of Un-Sprained we focus on what is happening beneath the skin to give you a birds eye view of the problem (and the solution).
    On this episode I offer 3 active steps that you can use to mobilize and add flexibility to an old healed rigid finger. I also ensure you have many tricks for a new hot (but stiff) finger that doesn't qualify for aggressive mobility self-care. We hit up the big details to save you time and add a quicker return to your favorite sport.

    Join me to bump up your self-care strategy, with some basic finger joint anatomy, and easy to learn scar tissue and injury healing understandings. Regardless of where you are on your prevention or healing pathway, join me to ensure that your finger makes progress in the right direction.

    We also hit up:
    >> Finger capsule injuries
    >> What needs stretched what needs left alone
    >> Why a new hot puffy finger feels stiff
    >> Why an old healed injury feels stiff
    >> What scar tissue mobility work will help
    >> What to observe and what to avoid
    >> Stiffness due to physiological fluid
    >> Research on "adhesions" in the hand
    >> And much more!

    Regardless of if you are wanting to learn about new or healed old injuries, this is a must listen episode with a TON to learn.
    This pairs NICELY with my FREE material on my website at climbinginjuriessolved.com/warning-signs so you make sure you aren't hurting yourself. Also, check out my video on how to use a Wave tool:(https://youtu.be/ZNz9cWjCUtc)

    • 30 min
    Episode 28 Avoid Common Self - Care Mistakes And Spend Less Time Working On Yourself.

    Episode 28 Avoid Common Self - Care Mistakes And Spend Less Time Working On Yourself.

    Are you applying too much work, too much effort into your body with lackluster results? Perhaps you are doing TOO MUCH? Is this a question you have asked yourself? I know I have.
    This week we discuss the blunders of being your own medical team and what you can do to be better, smarter (and to spend less time) working on yourself. The goal is to apply less to get more. I hope you like it!

    Topics discussed today include:
    >> Hangboarding for injured fingers and hands (NOT)
    >> Mistakes with a foam roller
    >> Mistakes commonly made with an acupressure ring
    >> Common mistakes with a wave tool (guasha, graston, arete tool)
    >> Putting too much time in for lesser results
    >> How to apply the foam roller theorys all over the body
    >> What are we accomplishing with a "scraper tool"
    >> What is an adhesion, what does it look like?
    >> What scar tissue is helpful, what holds us back?
    >> And much more.

    Join me for this episode in which I hand you the information in bite sized pieces so you can avoid the mistakes and have a GREAT season. Learn more at climbinginjuriessolved.com or in my articles at climbing.com

    • 42 min

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