Ride Pain-Free: Expert Tips from a Bike Fit Physical Therapist

bicyclists riding with good form

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Get ready to ride with success this summer! Whether you’re wondering how high your saddle should be or how to position your feet on the pedals, here’s some tips and tricks from your Bike Fit certified physical therapist:

a bicyclist using proper form, dropping their heel on the downpedal
proper elbow bend while bicycling

If you want more tips or a 1:1 bike evaluation, schedule a bike fit session with your local physical therapist! A PT-specific bike fit goes beyond measuring your height and “sizing,” it is an assessment of how YOUR body fits YOUR bike during movement. It is not a static assessment.

From there, we can make subtle adjustments to your bike and help alleviate back, neck, elbow, wrist or knee pain as well as saddle, hand, or toe numbness. Just as a PT can assess your squat form, gait mechanics, or strength to help with tennis, golf, or running, a certified Bike Fit PT checks your form on the bike.


Schedule a Bike Fit today!

Bike fitting consultations are geared for all riding levels, from recreational to competitive. A proper bike fit allows you to get the most out of your body while cycling, eliminating current pain and preventing new injuries. 

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