A cycling positioning assessment is an effective way to prevent injuries, treat any pain or improve your performance. The physiotherapist will analyze your positioning and movements, guide the choice and adjustment of your pieces of equipment, and establish a treatment plan based on your goals.
Why consult a physiotherapist for a cycling positioning assessment?
A cycling positioning assessment is designed for cyclists of all levels using road, city, hybrid or touring bikes. You can consult to:
- Relieve pain related to cycling
- Improve your performance
- Prevent injuries
What is assessed?
The standard biomechanical assessment in physiotherapy aims to identify the source of any pain or physical limitation that could impact your cycling (such as hip stiffness, lack of hamstring flexibility, etc.).
The cycling position assessment helps your physiotherapist determine:
- If the parts of your bike are suitable for you: saddle width, handlebar width, stem length, etc.
- If your bike is properly adjusted: positioning of the saddle, wedges, guards, etc.
- If the physical limitations detected during the biomechanical assessment (including your movements off the bike) affect your positioning and your comfort on the bike
The assessment includes a treatment plan which could include personalized exercises on and off the bike, mechanical modifications to your bike, counselling and in-clinic sessions.
Does insurance reimburse the cycling positioning assessment?
Yes, if your insurance covers physiotherapy, you will get reimbursement since this service is provided by physiotherapists.
How long does a cycling positioning assessment take?
A cycling evaluation and positioning session generally lasts between 1h30 and 2h.
What should I bring to the appointment?
- Fitted cycling clothing, including shorts if possible, for your comfort during positioning (avoid loose clothing to facilitate observation)
- Your bike
- Your cycling shoes