Cycling is becoming a very popular sport at all levels and as a result we are seeing an increase in cycling related injuries in our clinics. Overuse injuries related to bicycling are a result of musculoskeletal irregularities, poorly fit bicycle equipment and training errors. This FREE lecture from PhysicalTherapy.com demonstrates typical bicycle overuse injuries and pain syndromes, specific Physical Therapy evaluation and treatment of bicyclists and their equipment for successful outcomes. You will appreciate the generalized process of clinical evaluation of the bicyclist with the completion of this material. Here’s a snippet….
Course Learning Outcomes
- Correctly identify bicycle equipment “anatomy”
- Identify the most common overuse injuries and pain syndromes related to endurance bicycling
- Target critical elements of the musculoskeletal system that contribute to overuse injuries
- Identify three areas of common bicycle injury origins
- Outline evaluative elements appropriate for the evaluation and treatment of a bicyclist
- List the necessary space requirements and tools specific to the clinical evaluation of a bicyclist
Erik Moen PT is the owner of Corpore Sano Physical Therapy (www.CorporeSanoPT.com) and BikePT (www.BikePT.com) in Kenmore, WA. BikePT is the definitive education source on bicycling related injuries, treatment, and bicycling biomechanics, for healthcare professionals and all bicyclists. Erik holds degrees from Pacific Lutheran University (Biology) and the University of Washington (PT). Erik is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, USA Cycling, and North American Spine Society. Erik’s bicycle background includes; athlete, coach, soigneur for 2008 Paralympic games (USA Paracycling), educator and current Classifier for Paracycling.