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Bike fitting

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Change the way you think about your bike at our Westboro physiotherapy location! Increased power and efficiency and most importantly comfort. Proper bike fitting decreases the chance of injury and allows you to enjoy cycling while performing your best whether you are riding recreationally or competing at a world class level.

Do I Need a Bike Fit?

Ask yourself these questions to determine if you need a Professional Bike Fit:

  1. Am I buying a new bike?
  2. Do I complain of saddle soreness, numbness in my hands or feet, do I have back or neck pain?
  3. Is my power output or efficiency less than optimal?
  4. Do I want to improve my aerodynamics?

What to Expect:

Each Fitting Session varies depending on what each client needs, but usually takes 1.5-2.5hrs and involves:

  1. Assessment of current position, pedal stroke and limiters such as leg length discrepancies.
  2. Measuring select segments (I.e. Femur or 'Thigh') lengths.
  3. Next, your bike may be assessed for crank length, top tube/seat tube length.
  4. As you continue to pedal adjustments to reflect your optimal position will be made until your bike setup reflects your measurements, flexibility and form.
  5. Once setup pedal stroke, posture and limiters (such as flexibility) are assessed and worked on. This final process varies between clients but may include riding outside to better optimize fit and help the client understand a concept. Presently all bike fitting occurs at the Westboro physiotherapy location and are performed by Shane Maley.

Most insurance carriers reimburse for this level of evaluation by a registered physiotherapist.

 
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