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Cycling

A huge number of our patients cycle either competitively or as a means of transport, and we have Physiotherapists and Osteopaths that are specialists in cycling.

We provide cycling assessments so that, whether you are competing in the Etape or simply cycling to work, we know how to tweak body position and bike set up to enable recovery and improve performance.

If you have an injury you need to see an experienced Physiotherapist who will get you back on your bike ASAP.

Please check out the Common cycling injuries tab within this section to learn more about specific injuries and likewise advice on adjusting your alignment to prevent injuries.

Remember to get your injury fully assessed, diagnosed and treated by a Physiotherapist or Osteopath so that you don’t do any more damage.

We provide cycling assessments so that, whether you are competing in the Etape or simply cycling to work, we know how to tweak body position and bike set up to enable recovery and improve performance.

If you have an injury you need to see an experienced Physiotherapist who will get you back on your bike ASAP.

Apart from those resulting from a fall, cycling injuries are normally as a result of: 1) Incorrect body positioning or posture on the bike 2) Inefficiencies in cycling technique 3) Incorrect bike set up 4) Weaknesses or imbalances in the muscles that enable good biking technique 5) Stiffness in joints or soft tissues that prevent good bike technique 6) A combination of the above

Common cycling injuries include the following. 1) Pain at the front of the knee anterior knee pain which can be caused by a) Patello-femoral joint syndrome. b) Fat pad irritation. c) Patella tendinopathy. 2) Pain at the side of the knee could be ITB friction syndrome. 3) Pain in the neck or upper back could be caused by incorrect neck posture. 4) Back pain, sometimes radiating into the legs could be a number of different conditions.5) Hip pain

Remember, it is important to have your pain fully assessed and treated by a Physiotherapist or Osteopath to prevent further damage occurring.

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    Common Injuries

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  • ITB Friction Syndrome (pain at side of knee)

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  • Correct your neck posture

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