Bike Fit is a unique program developed to analyze and correct cycling issues such as improper fit, riding discomfort, and performance problems. A physical therapist, who has been specifically trained, performs a wide range of specific tests to determine strengths and weaknesses as they relate to cycling. What occurs during a Bike Fit Evaluation? Our therapist performs a biomechanical evaluation to determine how your body moves in the cycling process. The physical therapist will begin with a head to toe examination to make sure you have adequate range of motion, mobility, flexibility, and strength to be able to ride without injuring your body. If limitations are seen by the physical therapist, the proper course of treatment to best benefit you is determined. These strengths and weaknesses are used to ensure a proper fit to your bike. Your bike is then attached to a CompuTrainer ® spin scan unit where your natural riding is analyzed. You are on your bike, wearing the gear in which you normally ride, and in a comparable position you naturally assume while riding. This information, combined with the therapist’s professional biomechanical assessment, aids the therapist in making corrections to your position or equipment. A precise, medically-based bike fit is completed to help prevent injury, make your ride more comfortable, and ensure the most effective use of your energy.
Who will benefit from Bike Fit? Recreational riders- Road Bikers- Mountain Bikers- Triathletes - Cross Country Cyclists - Cyclo-Cross - Contact us at 862-WFPT (9378) to schedule your bike fit session.