description

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.

Target Audience:

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*


Objectives

Following this course, participants will possess knowledge regarding:

 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


Schedule

Day One:

•Welcome/Overview

•Epidemiology

•Anatomy of a Bike/Tools of the trade

•Basic Skills Lab

•Lunch

•Bike Fitting Overview/developing practice

•Pedal/Cleat

•Lab

•Saddle

•Lab

*course schedule subject to change

Day Two:

•Review

•Lab

•Stem/handle bars

•Lab

•Lunch

•Mountain Bike Considerations

•Lab (full fit)

•Case studies

•Lab

*course schedule subject to change


Jason specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of sports-related injuries, with a particular interest in the biomechanics of sporting activities – running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and overhead athletics. He has published on the topic of shoulder biomechanics and the rehabilitation of knee injuries and has a strong commitment to educating others. Jason serves as a physical therapist for the US Snowboarding and US Freeskiing teams and is a frequent, well-received local and national presenter on the topics of sports rehabilitation and injury prevention. He is a recent recipient of the New Horizon and Emerging Leader Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jason received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Minnesota, where he was the recipient of the Gary L. Soderberg DPT Visionary Award, the Mary A. McEvoy Award for Public Engagement and Leadership, the MN APTA Outstanding Physical Therapy Student Award, and the President’s Student Leadership and Service Award. He received specialized training through the Minnesota Sports Medicine Sports Physical Therapy Residency, and received his board certification as a Sports Physical Therapy Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. Jason currently works at Excel Physical Therapy in Bozeman, MT.

Speaker

Dr. Jason Lunden
Board Cert. Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy,
Clinical BikeFit Pro Fitter
BikePT Pro Silver
Cert. In Dry Needling