Therapeutic Climbing

In the alpine mountains there are countless climbing and bouldering routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Therapeutic climbing is a new approach with promising evidence.
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In the alpine mountains there are countless climbing and bouldering routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Therapeutic climbing is a new approach in which, for example, only certain exercises are performed on a climbing wall

To date, studies have provided the best evidence (1b) from long-term research in neurodevelopmental disorders

📎pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28619011/ multiple sclerosis

🔗pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29311957/ and mental disorders

🧷pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29862344/.

The application of therapeutic climbing in health tourism requires climbing or bouldering facilities and highly qualified personnel: climbing coaches, physiotherapists, psychologists. Research on short-term interventions would also need to be done. (e.g. 1-2 weeks);

The following methods are suitable for measuring health outcomes:

– HRQOL questionnaires (SF-36)

– VAS for pain