Why Choose a Professional Bike Fitting at Excel Physical Therapy?
At Excel Physical Therapy, your Bike Fitting is performed by a medical professional. Our specialty trained physical therapists go beyond the typical bike fit that you receive at most bike shops. In addition, we address the root cause of pain and dysfunction that you may be experiencing as the result of your current cycling position, previous muscle and joint injuries, or other movement abnormalities. Often, your medical insurance will cover bike fitting as related to physical therapy services. Our physical therapists have the necessary training to get you moving towards pain-free cycling.
The Excel Physical Therapy Bike Fitting:
- Physical therapy evaluation performed by a specialized PT
- Comprehensive muscle and joint assessment
- Video analysis to detect problems in cycling form
- Exercise prescription for injury prevention and pain reduction
- Dynamic and static bike positioning assessment
- Adjustments for correct positioning of saddle, cleat/pedal, and handlebars
- Typically involves 1 to 2 visits, lasting 1 to 1 ½ hours
How Can a Professional Bike Fitting Help Me?
The Excel Physical Therapy Professional Bike Fitting will help you eliminate pain and improve cycling performance. Our bike fitting is beneficial to cyclists of all levels. Whether you are a cat 2 racer or a novice rider, a bike fitting will improve your overall experience cycling. For example, small misalignments in seat height and pedal or cleat position can cause knee pain. Moving the seat up or down and the foot forward or backward (through the cleat on the bottom of the shoe) optimizes the power transfer from the leg into the crank arm and decreases painful stress in the knee, resulting in a more enjoyable and efficient ride.
"Knee pain was annoying. Jason showed me exercises to heal myself. With consistency, my knee pain went away and I can enjoy activities without pain!" --E.O., Bozeman PatientView more testimonials from Excel PT clients »