physiotherapy assessment and bike fitting

Physiotherapy assessment and bike fitting

The physiotherapy assessment and bike fitting is intended for cyclists* of all levels:

  • who experience pain while cycling;
  • who want to prevent the appearance of pain during cycling;
  • who want to improve their performance.

*Road, touring, hybrid, and city cycling.

 

 

HOW IT WORKS?

Standard biomechanical assessment in physiotherapy

Aims to identify the source of the pain or any musculoskeletal/neurological issues that could have an impact on cycling (e.g., stiffness in the hips, lack of flexibility in the hamstrings, etc.), and to address these through custom exercises, advice, and treatments at the clinic, as needed.

Bike fitting

Aims to identify:

  • whether the bike is properly adjusted for you (e.g., position of the seat, cleats, levers, etc.);
  • whether your bike parts are the right size for you (e.g., seat width, handlebar width, stem length, etc.);
  • whether the biomechanical issues identified during the conventional physiotherapy assessment affect your posture and comfort on the bike.

Interventions/treatment

Includes advice and teaching, exercises for on and off the bike (as needed), and mechanical adjustments to your bike to make sure you’re properly positioned.

BY WHO? AT WHICH CLINIC?

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Ariane Viau, physiotherapist
Clinique de St-Henri
4330, rue St-Jacques, Montréal
514 709-4300

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Karine Malo, physiotherapist
Clinique de Lachenaie
2485, boul. des Entreprises
450 964-5222

Stéphanie Plamondon Simard, physiotherapist
Clinique de Magog
2377, rue Principale Ouest, #110
819 869-0052

All these physiotherapists are BikePT Bronze certified and were among the first in Quebec to receive this training from Guillaume Coutu and Erik Moen, two experts in the field. And because of their extensive knowledge of biomechanics and physical conditions, they are more than qualified to prevent and treat all the aches and pains that could be affecting your cycling.

IS THIS SERVICE COVERED BY HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS?

Your insurance will cover this service since it’s provided by physiotherapists.

HOW LONG IS THE SESSION?

The session lasts about 1.5 to 2 hours.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
  • Ideally cycling clothing, including riding shorts for maximum comfort during positioning (avoid wearing loose clothing, which can make it more difficult for the physiotherapist to observe you during the assessment)
  • Your bike
  • Your cycling shoes

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Consult our blog post on the 3 quick and easy bike adjustments to reduce the risk of injury (in french only).

 

 

 

Find out our pro tips for adjusting your bike and finding the best position for you (in french only).