If you are planning to spend more time on the bike, are returning to cycling after having had a break for a while, or just can’t get comfortable on the bike then you should consider a Physio Bike Fit.
Not just for the lycra clad road bike rider! Bike fit is a sensible approach to getting you in the best posture possible for bike riding, whether you are a novice rider, regular commuter, road bike weekend warrior or a serious cyclist.
We would recommend having a Physio Bike Fit if you are uncomfortable riding your bike (including pain in your back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, knees, hips or feet/toes) get pins and needles or numbness when cycling or if you have had an injury needing treatment (even if the injury wasn’t bike related).
A Bike Fit assesses your current bike set up to ensure it is ideally suited to your body dimensions. While you may have had your body measured up when you bought your bike to help select the right size frame and seat height, a Physiotherapist can build on these measurements from a different perspective.
A Physio Bike Fit combines assessment of the bike and the rider.
This assessment considers a number of variables relating to your bike set up including:
In addition to looking at your body dimensions and the basic formula for your bike set up, a Physio Bike Fit is a more individualised and personalised service, which can also make allowances for your:
After making any necessary changes to your bike, we can also give you advice on the ideal exercises and stretches for you to do to minimise any discomfort you get when riding, and reduce the likelihood of bike related injuries.
We also work closely with other health professionals such as Podiatrists, Sports Dietitians and Exercise Physiologists who can assist with any specific needs that you might have relating to cycling.
You will need to allow up to 60 minutes for your Physio Bike Fit. We perform an assessment of you riding your bike while stationary within the practice to better understand your ideal set up, as well as adjusting the bike itself so you can immediately benefit from the changes. We ask that you bring your bike and bike shoes with you to your assessment.
All Physio Bike Fits are conducted by our Senior Physio Russell Turbill at our Malvern clinic, you can book in to see him by: