Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK, an estimated 3.1million people ride a bike at least once a month. It’s a great way to keep fit, lose weight and improve muscle tone. Unlike running it is relatively low impact, making it less stressful and wearing on your joints. If you are one of those 3.1million why not visit us Abbey View Physiotherapy for a Bike Fit and let us help you get the most out of cycling by customising your bike to suit your frame and style.
Each Bike Fit appointment takes and hour and is conducted by Anna Leigh who was trained under Michael Callaghan Ph. D., M.Phil. & MCSP, who was physiotherapsist to both The British and Sky cycling teams. She will assess you both on and off your bike, measure your bike’s saddle height and angle, cleat position and handle bar distance amongst other settings. Using our turbo trainer and video equipment she can evaluate your riding style, check to see if you are working evenly on both sides and assess your overall efficiency. By identifying and correcting potential weaknesses in technique she can improve your biometrics giving you better speed and power. All of this information is used to adjust your bike’s settings, putting you in the optimal riding position for your frame and sytle, ensuring you get the most out of cycling.
Typically we see cyclists at the point of injury, pain or inflammation. Some of these problems can be easily avoided by riding in the optimal position from the start. At Abbey View Physiotherapy we prefer preventing injuries to treating them – keeping you on the road and doing what you enjoy.