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*
Mountain Bike Considerations
Lab (full fit)
*Course schedule subject to change.
Anatomy of a Bike/Tools of the trade
Basic Skills Lab
Bike Fitting Overview/developing practice
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