At Flex Sports Physiotherapy and Clinical Pilates we help busy professionals, athletes and everyone in between get better, fast. We always utilise the best techniques and technology to ensure a speedy recovery.
Cycling Assessment Melbourne CBD
A Cycling Assessment at Flex involves our Physiotherapist Rosie assessing your bike set up and observing you cycle. A specific Physiotherapy assessment and treatment can help improve your comfort in the saddle and also assist with conditioning to improve performance, minimise injury and aid recovery.
Rosie grew up as a recreational cyclist and spends several hours per week on the saddle for commuting purposes. She enjoys both on-road and off-road cycle-touring adventures through regional Australia and overseas and her preference is for mountains and creek crossings – the tougher the better. Over the years Rosie has also participated in several organised events, including Amy’s Ride – a 130km fundraising event along the Great Ocean Road.
As a Physiotherapist, Rosie has additional training in Bike Fit and cycling specific rehabilitation, including Science of Cycling Level One and Level Two Certification.
We Are Cyclists
We feel that in order to understand cyclists and cycling challenges/injuries, it’s helpful to be a cyclist yourself. Our experienced clinicians are keen cyclists with a wealth of experience to help improve your comfort on your bike, improve performance and minimise injury risk.
We watch you cycle in real time, then record you and analyse your form using slow motion video. We will outline how your form compares to the ideal. We will only look to change particular elements of your bike set up or form if it is impacting on your injury, efficiency or if it will help you prevent injury.
We focus on education, with a clear explanation of our findings and how they impact your body. We work with you to achieve a more efficient cycling technique.
Our aim is to get you back cycling as quickly as possible if injury is stopping you. We will provide specifically targeted exercises and a return to cycling program if needed. Our aim is to help you achieve a stronger form, become more efficient, and prevent injury.
Our experienced clinicians will analyse your bike set up and cycling techniques to help you achieve better form, prevent injury and maximise efficiency.
A Physiotherapy cycling assessment includes a comprehensive analysis of your biomechanics, your cycling routine, injury history, and if you are able to bring in your bike, a video analysis of your cycling technique. This assessment is designed to identify the underlying causes of any issues you are experiencing on your bike.
Following the assessment you will receive education regarding the findings from your assessment, instruction on rehabilitation exercises to target areas in your body requiring conditioning, and recommendations on any adjustments to your bike set up.
Three Steps to Better Form
- Review of your bike set up and video analysis of your cycling technique
- Biomechanical assessment of your strength and flexibility
- Personalised home exercise program which can be accessed on your smartphone or computer
Whether you are suffering from a new injury, recurring pain, or if you are just looking to check your bike set up and technique so you can improve your efficiency, our clinicians are trained to help.
- Cervical spine (neck) stiffness or pain
- Thoracic spine (upper back) stiffness or pain
- Lumbar spine (lower back) stiffness or pain
- Hip pain, tightness or discomfort
- Knee pain
- Saddle pain or discomfort
Our Process to Improving Your Cycling Technique
Our goal is to get you better as quickly as possible. From online appointment bookings, to streamlined at home care programs, we’ve crafted a process that get’s you back to life pain free as quickly as possible.