What is bike fitting?
The bike fit process includes adjustment of the bike to fit your body and finding ways for the body to best adapt to the activity of bicycling. Good bike fits pay attention to the three primary contact points of the bicycle: saddle, pedals, and handlebar. Good bike fit sessions also include attention to the body. Being best prepared for bicycling requires certain coordination, flexibility, and strength.
A complete bike fit session should include exercises to best adapt you to the demands of bicycling. This is best performed by one of our Austin, TX physical therapists who is knowledgeable in both the body and bicycling issues such as equipment and geometry. At Austin Manual Therapy Associates we have been trained in how to solve these body and bicycle issues. This holistic approach to bicycle fitting can give you a complete solution to your cycling pain issues.
We’re bringing you our extensive musculo-skeletal knowledge, bike industry and equipment experience, and looking at the goals of bike riders from all walks of life. We’re sharing our experience, knowledge of physicality – strength, flexibility, and conditioning – to work out everyday on-the-bike issues that hold you back from reaching your goals
Who should get a bike fit?
Many people believe that they must suffer through pain, numbness, and tingling in order to ride a bicycle. You do not have to suffer to ride a bike! Anyone that is limiting their rides due to these issues should consider a bicycle fit.
Everyone has different goals on the bike. Some people need to commute to work, others want simply to ride 30 miles, while others just want to ride with their friends. Some people aspire to race too. No matter what your goal is, proper bike fit can help you make it happen. For more information, request an appointment at Austin Manual Therapy Associates today.