Cycle Injury Specialist and Bike Fitting
What’s The Problem?
Back Pain | Knee Pain | Foot Pain | Shoulder Pain
Saddle Soreness | Tingling in Hands | Injury Prevention | New Bike | New Shoes | New Saddle | Training for an Event
How Do We Treat?
Foot to Pedal Fit | Comfort & Postural Fit | Full Bike Fit | Injury Bike Fit Package | Biomechanical Assessment | Home Exercise Programs | Follow up calls
Bike Fitting FAQ
What is a Bike Fit?
Why Should I Have My Bike Fit Done With A Physio Rather Than A Normal Bike Fitter?
The problem with trying to achieve the ideal riding position is that a bike can only be altered so far, and often not enough. This is where a bike fit with a physio really makes a difference. We can start working on your body, with various stretches and exercises, to help it get into and hold itself in the ideal position.
If you are booking a bike fit because you are getting a particular pain when cycling, we will be able to fit you to your bike to reduce your pain, and provide you with home exercises and advice to reduce the pain further.
What Does A Bike Fit Involve?
We will discuss with you the type of cycling you do, any current and previous injuries, and your reason for booking a bike fit.
A movement and muscle screening will assess flexibility and strength of the appropriate muscles.
Your riding position will then be assessed and recorded for analysis and to show a before and after comparison.
Measurements and adjustments to your bike and cleats will be made to achieve the most efficient/comfortable riding position possible. An after video will then be taken for comparison.
A home exercise program will be designed to address any issues found in the movement and muscle screening done earlier.
You will be sent a document explaining what was changed on your bike and why, with video and photo analysis, and any future recommendations.
What If I Don't Like My Bike Fit?
We get everyone into a riding position that we feel will be most effective for them. Everyone leaves us feeling happy about their bike fit, but occasionally it wont completely solve their problem once they’re out on the road, and we expect this to happen sometimes.
Just give us a call and we will book you back in, free of charge to make some further adjustments. Small changes make big differences, it can literally be as easy as moving your saddle back another mm.
Please be aware that because we are changing your riding position, you will be using muscles differently. This can initially aggravate pain and make the ride more difficult until your body gets used to it (we aim for long term improvements, not short term success). We advise to give it at least 3 or 4 weeks (if you cycle twice a week) before coming back to us for further adjustments.
I'm Not Sure What Level Of Bike Fit I Need
As a general guide:
Foot to pedal fit: New shoes, foot pain, knee pain
Postural/Comfort fit: New saddle, saddle soreness, lower back pain, shoulder pain, pins and needles in hands
Full fit: New bike, change in riding frequency/intensity, multiple pains eg foot/knee and an upper body pain.
How Often Should I Have A Bike Fit?
If you’re a casual cyclist, then one fit will be enough.
If you are a professional, or take competing seriously, then we would recommend a bike fit at least twice a year. Slight muscle tightness, or a drop in saddle height by as little as a mm can completely change your body alignments and increase your injury risk.
As a general guide, you should consider getting a bike fit when buying a new bike, saddle, or shoes.
How Long Does A Bike Fit Take?
Please note that we purposely leave ourselves more time than we will need so nothing gets rushed, but often the full time is not needed. Any time that is not needed Charlie will use to start writing your report.
100% Money Back Guarantee
If after numerous changes you are still not happy with every aspect of your bike fit. Charlie will return all aspects of the bike that he changed back to the original fit when you first came in and we will refund your money.
Please note that if you have paid for the injury package, £45 will be deducted from your refund for the injury assessment and home exercise program
What Do I Need To Bring?
Can I Pay on The Day?
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