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8761-51 ave NW Edmonton, AB

Physio Workshop


Are you wanting to take a deeper dive into heel hooks and get stronger doing them?

Well look no further!
Join Meagan Beauchamp, BLOCS climbing coach and physiotherapist, as she teaches you the common injuries associated with heel hooks and the nuances behind this technique.
In addition, Meagan will provide you with different exercises that you can incorporate into your training program to help reduce your risk of injury and gain strength in heel hooks!

Spots are limited, so sign-up quickly!

*The east training area will be closed for this workshop*


DATE: Friday, April 26, 2024

TIME:  7:00PM – 9:00PM

PRESENTER:  Meagan Beauchamp, Physiotherapist

ABILITY LEVEL:  All are welcome!!


  • Introductions
  • Anatomy of the heel hook
  • Biomechanics of the heel hook (includes proper technique)
  • Warm up specifically for heel hooking
  • On Wall technique
  • Take notes, video movements or exercises

Anatomy of Heel Hooking
Discover the key muscles involved with the heel hook. This knowledge will help equip you with a focus area during your off wall lower body training.

Finding a Heel Hook
If you have trouble spotting a heel hook look no more. In this section you will receive route reading tips to help you spot opportunities for a heel hook.

Biomechanics of the Heel Hook
You will be taken through the tricky technique of creating a counter-force with your heel to keep you close to the wall. We will dive into the nuances involved with heel hooking, at different heights, various hold types and different wall angles. We will cover in detail two of the most common types of heel hooks and when to use them.

On Wall Practice
You will be taken through some specific heel hook technique on the wall. You’ll have the opportunity to tweak and perfect your own heel hook form. This section will also include a warm up to ensure your legs are ready for some serious work.

COST: (does not include entry into the facility)

$12 + gst*
Members receive a 10% discount on this course ($10.80 +gst).
Payment will be adjusted upon registration.

Meagan Beauchamp
Physiotherapist; MScPT, Dry Needling Certified, Climbing Coach

Meagan’s into:
Scrambling, competitive rock climbing, bouldering/sport climbing, trail running, coffee, attending nerdy medical/climbing conferences, burgers, yapping, and of course long walks.

Her Skills:
Meagan completed her Masters in Physiotherapy at the University of Alberta. She specialized in orthopedics, musculoskeletal, and sport-related injuries, in particular the complex injuries resulting from rock climbing. She has many years of experience tailoring, programming exercises and treatment plans for a variety of individuals including; the future Olympians of the youth team here at Blocs, numerous professional athletes as well as the general public.

Meagan has competed in both rock climbing and trail running at an elite level and understands the complex demands of training while balancing all the facets of life for enhancing human performance.

Physiotherapy is her passion and she enjoys freeing the climber’s body from stiffness, restrictions, and weakness. At Primus Physiotherapy, she gets great satisfaction from helping her clients understand their bodies better, improving their movement patterns, correcting the famed “climbers” posture and returning to pain-free stable movement with the knowledge to maintain the gains.

Her Philosophy:
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”
-Lou Holtz

NOTE: All climbers must have a facility waiver signed prior to checking in for the event. CLICK HERE to sign waiver online.

Space is limited to 8 participants, so register below!