Bike Setup Assessment in Colchester
Cycling injuries typically occur due to repetitive stress on the body as a result of the mechanics of the bike itself or the rider. Poor technique, training errors, small misalignments, and many other small wrongdoings can lead to significant dysfunction, impaired performance, and serious injury. Here at Bodyworks Physiotherapy, we provide bike setup assessments in Colchester where we analyse both your body and your bike. This enables us to determine how well the bike is fitted and aligned to your body. From this, our experts are able to offer advice and recommendations to prevent further or future injury. Get in touch with us at Bodyworks Physiotherapy to get your bicycle setup assessment in Colchester today!
It is important that you have the correct frame size for your bike. There are numerous websites that can help you to identify whether you have the correct frame size. We would recommend looking at the following: http://www.ebicycles.com/bicycle-tools/frame-sizer
Bicycle Setup Assessment in Colchester
It is important that you select a bike frame which is the right size for your body. Wrongly sized bike frames lead to pain mainly in the lower back and knees, but also the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, ankles, and feet can be affected. By opting for a bicycle setup assessment in Colchester with Bodyworks Physiotherapy, we can help you to find your optimal cycling position where you are comfortable but also maximise efficiency, power, and aerodynamics. Our experts will assist you in adjusting the saddle, pedals, handlebars, gears, and breaks. Why not try our musculoskeletal examination at the same time as a bike setup assessment in Colchester? Bodyworks Physiotherapy can give you both!
Ensuring the size of the frame of your bike is correct is just as important as ensuring that the bike is adequately fitted to your body. The areas of the body most commonly affected by inaccurate bike set up are the lower back and the knees. However, the neck, shoulders, wrists, hips, ankles and feet can also be affected.
The key to a proper bike fit lies in finding one’s optimal cycling posture and position. Fitting a bike so that it is comfortable reduces the risk of injury and maximises factors such as efficiency, power and aerodynamics can be a real challenge.
There are many areas of the bike that can be adjusted to ensure that you are as well positioned on the bike as possible. These include:
The pedals (including the shoes and cleats)
The gears and brakes
Bodyworks Physiotherapy clinic’s bike set up service can either be performed separately or in combination with a musculoskeletal examination.
A bike that is fitted correctly will improve your performance, comfort and enjoyment.
Call to book your assessment on: 01206 844410