FINGER TIPS (& TRICKS) WORKSHOP
An interactive workshop by Meagan Beauchamp, physiotherapist and BLOCS climbing coach.
Whether you’re just getting the hang of climbing or exploring the upper realms of hard boulders, no one is immune to the dreaded finger injury. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge you need to reduce your injury risk while also giving you the right tools to get a lead on those pesky tweaks.
Spots are limited, so sign-up quickly!
*The east training area will be closed for this workshop*
DATE: Friday, Sept 29, 2023
TIME: 7:00PM – 8:30PM
PRESENTER: Meagan Beauchamp, Physiotherapist
ABILITY LEVEL: All are welcome!
Anatomy of the fingers
Discover the key structures and muscles that make your fingers so powerful.
Find out how injuries in the hand occur, the biomechanics of the structures involved, and take a closer look at 4 specific injuries. Spoiler alert – pulley tears will be included!
Injured? First Steps to Take
Learn about the first steps you can take when faced with a finger injury and understand the climbing holds/grip positions that could hinder your healing.
COST: (does not include entry into the facility)
Non-Members: $5 + entry fee
Scrambling, competitive rock climbing, bouldering/sport climbing, trail running, coffee, attending nerdy medical/climbing conferences, burgers, yapping, and of course long walks.
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.
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”