Professional Bike Fitting Certification
An evidence-based and practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of the injured cyclist. Full description below.
This course will provide an evidenced-based and practical approach to the evaluation and treatment of the injured cyclist. Didactic lectures will focus on current literature pertaining to epidemiology, cycling mechanics, and bike fitting. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to lab, so participants will be confident in performing a full bike fit by the end of the course. The overall course objective is to provide participants with the “whole picture” of rehabilitating injured cyclists with an emphasis on bike fitting.
Physical therapists, doctors of medicine, doctors of osteopathy, university faculty
Contact Hours: 16 CEUs
*Participants will need to either bring a bike to the course or rent a bike from a local shop, recommendations for local shops will be made by available*
- Understand the epidemiology of the overuse injuries in cycling
- Bike fitting to address cycling-related pain
- Describe the role of faulty cycling mechanics in the development of injury
- Evaluate and address common faulty cycling mechanics
*Course schedule subject to change.
- Anatomy of a Bike/Tools of the trade
- Basic Skills Lab
- Bike Fitting Overview/developing practice
- Stem/handle bars
- Mountain Bike Considerations
- Lab (full fit)
- Case studies