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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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  • Knee Fat Pad Irritation

    The knee fat pad sits just behind and to the sides of the patella (knee cap) tendon, below the patella. The fat pad can be tender to touch and can be enlarged, puffy or inflamed.It can be irritated by sudden or uncontrolled extension, i.e. straightening of the knee and if...

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  • Disc Problems

    Disc injuries cover a whole spectrum of problems including disc degeneration, disc prolapse and a disc bulge, all in varying levels of severity. Minor injuries will feel like a localized ache over the spine; more severe injuries cause intense pain and immobility, with pain, pins and needles, numbness and/or weakness...

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  • Clicking Knees

    Most people fear that the clicking is caused by bone hitting bone. However, thankfully nowadays this is rare. If you have clicking in the knees, it is likely that for many years you have been suffering severe pain and weight bearing has been very restricted. If this is you, please...

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  • Stiff Thoracic Spine

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  • Clicking Shoulder

    Clicking or crunching in the shoulder can be caused by a number of things. Most people fear that the clicking is caused by bone hitting bone. However, thankfully nowadays this is rare. If you have this, it is likely that for many years you have been suffering severe pain and...

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  • How to find pelvic neutral

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  • Shoulder exercises

    There are a variety of exercises that are great for your shoulders including: 1) Train shoulder posture 2) Train your scapular stabilizers 3) Train serratus anterior muscle 4) Stretch the lats (latissimus dorsi) muscles 5) Train the rotator cuff muscles

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  • Glut/ VMO/ leg alignment exercise

    Please click here to read 'how the knee works' before reading the following. This exercise trains the lateral glute muscle fibres, lower limb alignment, VMO (the inside part of the quads muscle) and stretches the calf so is a big hitter – if you can get it right! You will...

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  • Foot and ankle exercises

    There are a variety of exercises that are great for your feet and ankles including: 1) Foot self-massage exercise 2) Eccentric calf strengthening 3) Foot muscles strengthening 4) Concentric calf strength and ankle instability exercise

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  • Breathing and relaxation training

    Many spinal, hip and shoulder problems can be helped by retraining breathing habits and releasing the structures involved in breathing, such as the diaphragm and thoracic spine.

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  • Correct your neck posture

    Please read how the neck works before reading the following. The effect of gravity on the head is that it moves down and forwards, away from the body. As a result of the head being lowered it then has to be rotated upwards in order to look straight forwards not...

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