Chiropractic treatment for Neck and Back Pain, Symptoms of Arthritis, Headaches and Sports Injuries in Exeter, Devon
 
     
 

As keen cyclists, David Westlake and Andy Kerr
are now providing a Bike Fitting Service.

 
     
Research suggests that
taking this fully
integrated approach
rather than just focusing
on the bike alone creates
the best marriage
between the adaptable
body and the adjustable
machine (cycle).
 
Whether cycling for recreational, health or competitive reasons, a proper discipline specific body position is paramount for efficiency comfort, performance and reduced potential for injury.

This is achieved through bike-fitting, by the manipulation of the three points of contact (saddle, handlebars and foot to pedal interface). Modern cycles are designed to be discipline specific, I.e Mountain bike, Road Bike, Triathlon Bike, in order to efficiently deal with different uses and cycling demands. It follows that cyclists should adopt discipline specific body position to meet such demands if they are to achieve optimal outcome.

An important factor which is often over looked in bike-fitting is adjusting for musculoskeletal and biomechanical deficits, i.e reduced spinal flexibility, poor core/pelvic/gluteal function, hip joint restriction, tight hip flexors, tight hamstrings, leg length difference, leg alignment, foot alignment, ankle mobility

As therapists we are trained and qualified (with many years experience) to identify these deficits, and to suggest potential treatments/rehabilitation to offset these to improve your cycling efficiency, comfort, performance and reduced potential for injury.

 

The bike-fitting service at Heavitree Road Chiropractic Centre is a 3 stage process

1: Pre bike-fit musculoskeletal screen
2: Treatment suggestions/ Rehabilitation suggestions- depending upon findings in 1
3: Discipline specific Bike-fit.

The 3rd stage involves assessment of rider on bike at current bike set up-via a combination of both static and dynamic (using computer software) measurements and then adjusting bike and if necessary cleats on the shoes according to the parameters for adjustments found from the musculoskeletal screen, (if findings dictate that shoe cleat wedges or orthotic insoles are indicated to improve mechanics of the foot-pedal interface these will be recommended - there is an additional cost for these - although there is no obligation to pursue this, we are just interested in creating for you the most efficient and comfortable position on the bike for you). Once these adjustments have been made, the rider on bike is then assessed again via a combination of static and dynamic measurements with further tweaks to the bike being made if required. A full report is then produced which is emailed to you within 1-3 days.

Research suggests that taking this fully integrated approach rather than just focusing on the bike alone creates the best marriage between the adaptable body and the adjustable machine (cycle).

Cost of fitting £160.00

Allow up to 3 hours for full fitting.
Please phone reception desk to make booking or to speak to David or Andy if you have any questions regarding this.

 
For an appointment or further details, please contact us on 01392 421700
Heavitree Road Chiropractic Centre, 15 Heavitree Road, Exeter, Devon EX1 2LD

 

   
 
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