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Click here to read Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS’s article, “Wrong Angle” from Outside Bozeman Magazine’s Spring issue. Saddle tilt, pain and happy riding all from a physical therapist’s perspective.
Click Here for the PDF version: Outside Bozeman David Coletta BikeFitting Article Summer 2016
Excel Physical Therapy is committed to helping support our community as one of our core values. As a result, we are proud co-sponsors of the 2015 Montana State University Bobcat Triathlon! For registration and course information, please click here: http://www.bobcattriathlon.com/
Best wishes to all race participants and thanks to the volunteers!
Spring 2014 Issue
Fit your bike to avoid injury
While cycling is relatively easy on your joints, because of the constrained position and
repetitive nature of the sport, it can be easy to develop overuse injuries.
These injuries are often attributed to ramping up training mileage too quickly or being improperly positioned on your bike. Training errors can be avoided by following a proper training schedule. Fitting your bike to your body—not the other way around—helps achieve proper positioning.
It’s best to see a professional bike-fitter at a physical therapy clinic or your local bike shop, but here are some tips to alleviate common pains associated with cycling.
Cause: foot positioned too far back on pedal
Solution: move foot forward on the pedal by moving your cleat further back
Cause: foot positioned too far forward on pedal
Solution: move foot back on the pedal by moving your cleat further forward
Anterior Knee Pain
Cause: saddle too low and/or too far forward
Solution: move saddle up so there’s a slight bend in the knee at the bottom of the stroke
Posterior Knee Pain
Cause: saddle too low and/or too far back
Solution: move saddle so there is a moderate to slight bend in the knee
Lower Back Pain
Cause: stem too short
Solution: get a longer stem
Cause: bars too low
Solution: raise your bars by getting a more upright stem or moving headset spacers from the top of the stem to the bottom
Jason Lunden is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy at Excel Physical Therapy in Bozeman and a clinical BikeFit Pro Fitter. For more information on bike fitting or injury prevention, visit excelptmt.com/bikefitting.
David Coletta, physical therapist and co-owner of Excel Physical Therapy of Bozeman and Manhattan, recently completed the BikeFit Clinical Level 2 advanced training in Seattle, Washington. His instruction included upper level road bike fitting and tri-bike/time trial bike fitting. David provides bike fitting services out of the Bozeman location and offers both health insurance billing and cash pay options.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Montana Ale Works from 3-6pm
David Coletta, MPT, CMPT and Jason Lunden, DPT, SCS of Excel Physical Therapy will be providing free Bike Fitting Screenings at the Longest Day of Trails Headquarters in Bozeman, Montana. Come by with your bike to learn how David and Jason can help fit your bike to your body. Reduce pain while riding as well as increase your cycling performance. Free Specialized water bottle with every free Excel PT Bike Fitting Screen!
This GVLT annual dawn-to-dusk (6am–10pm) bike-a-thon and membership drive takes places on the Friday in June nearest the Summer Solstice. It highlights GVLT’s work to expand, improve, and maintain our community trails. Headquartered at Montana Ale Works, the event features bike rides for all ages and abilities on Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trails, with an evening celebration at Montana Ale Works and live music from Jawbone Railroad.
For a $35 donation to GVLT you receive a $5 gift certificate from Montana Ale Works and a wrist band to participate in the cycling activities. For a donation of $50 or more you will also receive a $5 gift certificate to Montana Ale Works, a wristband to participate in the cycling activities AND a gift certificate to a local retailer.
Click Here for more Longest Day of Trails event details and information.
Birds are chirping, sun is shining (today at least!) and snow is melting. Time to think about hitting the trails and moving our bodies with some springtime trail fun. Here’s a way to enjoy Southside Bozeman while supporting our beloved trails and the Gallatin Valley Land Trust. Southside Saturdays is brought to you from our friends at Outside Bozeman and Sola Café.
A springtime trail celebration to benefit GVLT.
Gurgling streams winding through aspen groves, mallards lifting off into the bright blue sky, smiling Bozemanites strolling beneath towering cottonwoods—these are the sights and sounds that await those who venture into Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trail system. With nine miles of trails between Kagy and Goldenstein, and 50 miles between Main Street and the national-forest boundary south of town, there are countless acres of open space to explore.
Hike, run, or ride the southside trails, fuel up at Sola Café, and take a photo with an issue of Outside Bozeman. Each meal purchase and photo sends a buck to GVLT. It’s a springtime celebration in support of the Gallatin Valley Land Trust (GVLT), the organization responsible for the creation and maintenance of these and other in-town trails.
1. Sola meal purchase must be at least $7 to qualify for the one-dollar donation.
2. Photo must be taken on southside trails (between Main St. and Goldenstein). Upload photos below.
3. Event runs from the second Saturday in May through the end of June.
4. Kickoff celebration Saturday, May 10, 10am at Sola Cafe on the corner of Kagy & S. 3rd.
5. Best photo wins a nose-dive into the Outside Bozeman Treasure Chest.
Grab a few friends and head to Sola Cafe for breakfast, then hit the trails. Photo by Tyler Call. ©Gallatin Valley Land Trust 2014
Follow streams along fields of timothy and wheatgrass, in the shadow of towering cottonwood forests. #SouthsideSaturdays, #LoveBozeman, #ExcelPhysicalTherapyBozeman
Congratulations to our own Jason Lunden and Megan Peach for their great 2012 Jim Bridger Trail Run finishes! Thank you to all of the athletes who ran the 10-mile race up Sypes Canyon through the Bridger Mountain Range and helped to support the Bridger Ski Foundation. Kudos to the first female finisher, Laura Haelfeli who is the first woman in the 18-year run history to cross the finish line!
The 2012 Bohart Bash Mountain Biking Race also was led by a few fellow Bridger Ski Foundation athletes we know and congratulate all the competitors for a job well done on the trails of Bohart Ranch.
Just launched our new webpage at excelptmt.com/bikefitting today! Check it out!
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