Bike Fit Symposia for the Clinician and Community
A service gap exists in the cycling community between bike fitters and Physical Therapists. Each discipline offers a different skill set that are both invaluable to the cyclist. Too often, though, there is a disconnect between the two. For the cyclist’s sake, it’s crucial that the two disciplines are better integrated.
Cronometro’s Colin O’Brien and CronoPT’s Stacey Brickson have created a solution. They offer an all-day course for groups and clinicians interested in understanding bike anatomy, gaining experience with bike tools and mechanical adjustments, and measuring contact points according to a standardized matrix.
Emphasis is placed on accurate communication between clinicians and bike shops to optimize patient comfort, performance and injury prevention. The inter-related nature of manipulating contact points and bio-mechanics is highlighted.
By bringing the two fields of expertise together, Stacy and Colin bring a unique perspective and a depth of knowledge to the bike fit and injury discussion. The inter-disciplinary approach benefits anyone who is engaged in bike fitness programs the chance to see how bike fit and physical therapy can, and should, work together to bring the best care for patients and customers.
Case Studies: Body Fit Solutions, Women on Wheels, Madison School and Community Recreation Spin.
Our fit seminars are not just for clinicians. Colin and Stacey have worked with other cycling groups in the community as well, such as Body Fit Solutions in Middleton. Owned by Physical Therapist Amy Schubert, Body Fit Solutions is a shop designed to create training options for women by women. A mini-bike fit clinic was held for their Women on Wheels group. Orthopedic issues such as ACL reconstruction, Achilles tendon repair, and hip replacement were addressed. The emphasis was on making bike modifications that would accommodate the injury, lessen the possibility of exacerbating the injury, and improve recovery.
A series of mini-clinics have been held for participants in the Madison School and Community Recreation Spin classes. Culprits for common complaints such as patellar tendinopathy, back and neck discomfort, foot and hand numbness were discussed, along with basic bike fit principles.
If you are part of an organization that would like to have Colin and Stacy come and talk, please Contact Us and we can put you on the calendar.