Bike Fitting Collingwood
Do you want to cycle in comfort and perform at your best?
A personalized bike fit is based on your medical history, cycling experience, and goals.
Cycling is a repetitive motion. In an hour, a cyclist may pedal 5000 revolutions or more. Over time, an improper bike fit may lead to discomfort, pain or injury. Our mission is to help people ride their bikes! If you’re riding in pain or suffering with an injury, Maximum Physiotherapy would like to help you.
Bike Anatomy Basics
Your body contacts the bike at the pedals, seat, and handlebars. The relative position of these 3 contact points determines your comfort and efficiency on the bike. This is true for road, mountain, and time trial (triathlon) bikes. To achieve the right fit on the bike you need to spend some time riding and pay attention to aches and pains in your body.
Bike Fit Process
The purpose of a personalized bike fit is to enable the rider to cycle in comfort, to prevent injuries, and to improve performance. The main aspects are:
Cycling history and goals – type of riding, past injuries, and future goals.
Physical exam – Flexibility, posture, and strength.
Observations – The clinician will observe the movement of the rider while cycling.
Measurements – The clinician takes measurements of angles of the rider’s knees, hips, and torso.
Adjustments – Adjustments are made to the bike, if required. These may include changes to cleat position on shoes, seat height, seat fore/aft, handle bar height, and reach.
Recommendations – Further suggestions may be made regarding equipment, stretching and strengthening.
*Bike Fits are done by our Registered Physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is covered under many extended health insurance plans.