Jared Vagy is a doctor of physical therapy who specializes in treating climbing injuries. In addition to his doctoral degree, he has completed a one-year residency in orthopedics and a one-year fellowship in movement science, totaling nine years of concentrated study. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller “Climb Injury-Free,” has published numerous articles on injury prevention and lectures on the topic internationally. Dr. Vagy is on the teaching faculty at the University of Southern California, home of the top doctor of physical therapy program in the United States. He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is passionate about climbing and enjoys working with climbers of all ability levels, ranging from novice climbers to the top professional climbers in the world.
Dr. Vagy began rock climbing after he was sidelined from a hamstring injury while running track and field in college. Climbing quickly became his driving passion in life. After a decade of climbing, Dr. Vagy made a bold decision to quit his job as a doctor of physical therapy and pursue climbing full time. However, his dirtbag dreams came to an end six months later. His professional path led him astray from the dirtbag lifestyle and into higher level education. The fondness he still retains for the six months he spent pursuing nothing other than his passion for climbing remains undiminished. Dr. Vagy has over 17 years of climbing experience and has climbed all over the world. He is an accomplished rock climber, ice climber, and alpinist, and continues to explore the wonders of adventure that these pursuits afford.
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-Sasha DiGiulian, World Champion Climber
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-Jonathan Siegrist, 5.15b Professional Climber