Klaus Isele Osteopath, climber, fisherman and passionate dad ...
HOW IT ALL BEGAN ...
I grew up in Lustenau, Vorarlberg (Austria) and decided to start climbing when I was 14 years old. In the beginning it wasn't a trend sport at all. When I went to Southern France with my uncle for the first time, climbing got to another level for me. It was the first time I climbed on real rock! That's when my passion about rock climbing started.
Working with my hands
In my youngsters I did an apprenticeship as a machine mechanist. Soon I found out that wasn't the right thing for me. I am still working with my hands, but not on machines anymore but on human bodies. It's the things you can do with your hands that fascinates me.
After several sport climbing trainer courses I studied Physiotherapy. As I finished this education I started with Osteopathy at the WSO (Vienna School of Osteopathy). In the year of 2015 I graduated as osteopath and in 2016, after seven years of studying, I could finish my master's degree in osteopathy, which I'm really happy about. It was 2011 when I founded the physiotherapy and osteopathy practice "Therapierbar" in Schwarzach and I am very happy to be able to work together with ten great people.
The other thing that enriched my life for a long time (2009-2019) was the possibility to accompany the Austria Climbing Team on their Boulder World Cups. It was very inspiring to work with such motivated young athletes and to do all the best to keep them injury free.
On a rough flight in between Japan and the USA I had the spontaneous idea of getting together the people who treat climbers regularly. Physiotherapists Paul Houghoughi from the UK and Zack DiChristiano from the US were the first to join. Together we founded the exchange platform in 2018, the "Climbing Physios".
Our intention is to share empirically proven knowledge about climbing related medical issues (focus on conservative treatments) and to inform climbers, therapists, trainer and federations. The aim is to prevent injuries with a good network of highly motivated and qualified therapists.
The most important thing in my life is my little family: my wife Anneliese, my son Lui-Jakob and my daughter Cathalea. I love to spend time with them, go climbing, fishing, traveling... They are actually the biggest adventure I ever started :)
We already did some pretty nice trips together and we will let you know about our future expeditions...
- Degreed Master of Osteopathy
- Sport climbing trainer
- Member of the „International Rock Climbing Research Association“
- Board Member of the „Climbing Physios“
- Member of the "Olympic Medical Pool (IMSB) Austria"
- CEO of Therapierbar Schwarzach