Clinical Bike Fit

The Clinical Bike-Fit is designed to help establish the appropriate riding position on your bike, promoting efficiency, comfort, as well as injury prevention. Clinical fits are conducted by professionally trained clinicians, using a range of tools and techniques, such as pedal stroke power analysis and video captured motion analysis. 

Step 1. Interview

The fit session begins with private one-on-one consultation with a practitioner to discuss concerns, patient history and establish treatment goals. 

Step 2. Posture

A thorough postural analysis is conducted to help establish underlying causes of any past or present injuries. 

Step 3. Orthopaedics

Further to the postural analysis, specific orthopaedic testing may be necessary to help evaluate certain musculoskeletal conditions.

Step 4. Motion Capture

You will spend a large portion of the consultation riding your bike on a trainer. You will be viewed, filmed and photographed from different angles to enable accurate manual and digital measurement of joint ranges and angles.

Step 5. Pedalstroke

A number of sensors may be placed on your bike to help us accurately analyse the efficiency of your pedal stroke. With this data we can identify asymmetries in  your power profile as well as enhance pedalling technique to promote higher power generation.

Step 6. Treatment

The clinical fit is not all about the bike. The body often needs just as many adjustments the bike does. If indicated, a rehabilitation or prehab program may be necessary to get the most out of your riding. If this is outside of our scope you will be referred to the appropriate health care professional such as, physiotherapists, podiatrist, GP's etc.

Step 7. Reports

After you leave your bike fit session we will create a detailed report of your bike fit including current positioning chart important notes from your session.

Step 8. Follow-up

A Bike Fit is not a simple one-off appointment. We understand that your body and bike both change with time, therefore we recommend booking in for a check-up appointment once a year or whenever you change bike, equipment or are suffering from an injury.
Sports Therapy appointments may also be recommended to work on musculoskeletal conditions.

 

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