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Sports Medicine Cyclists Clinic

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Please call (608) 263-4765 and indicate you are interested in a Cyclists Clinic evaluation.

 

Request a Cyclists Clinic Evaluation

 

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Video icon: Sports Medicine Cyclists Clinic Helps Injured Bikers Sports Medicine Cyclists Clinic Helps Injured Bikers

 

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Biker and instructor in UW Health Sports Medicine's cycling clinicWhether you are an avid cyclist, recreational rider, triathlete or commuter in Wisconsin, the UW Health Sports Rehabilitation Cyclists Clinic is committed to keeping you on the roads and trails.

 

Our Cyclists Clinic has a very unique distinction – our physical therapists are also certified bike fitters, with road and tri-bike fit certifications from Trek and Serrota. Our team knows how to fit a bike to you, and you to a bike.

 

Our team of physical therapists perform a thorough assessment, including bike measurements and a biomechanical fit assessment. This is followed by bike adjustments and/or physical therapy treatment to return you safely to pain-free riding with a decreased risk of re-injury.

 

About Cycling

 

Cycling is a repetitive sport, with a rider averaging up to 5,400 pedal revolutions during one hour of cycling. This repetitive load can cause soft tissue in your legs to break down, resulting in pain and inability to ride. Causes of overuse injuries and tissue breakdown are numerous, including muscular imbalances (weakness, inflexibility, leg mal-alignment, leg length discrepancy), improper bike fit, training error and inappropriate pedaling mechanics.

 

Madison, Wisconsin is consistently rated one of the top places in the United States to bike. With breathtaking scenery and leg-crushing hills, Dane County is any cyclist's dream. Unfortunately, cycling does come with its drawbacks. Research has demonstrated that approximately 85 percent of recreational cyclists will sustain an injury, with the knee accounting for 60 percent of cycling overuse injuries.

 

Request an Evaluation

 

Medical Bike Fit (60 minutes)

 

Biomechanical assessments are used in combination with a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation to address your injury or pain. During the initial evaluation, patients receive: 

  • Cycling history review
  • Physical examination (i.e., flexibility, strength, skeletal alignment, foot structure)
  • Biomechanical analysis of cycling technique
  • Bike measurements and biomechanical fit assessment
  • Treatment plan and bike fit adjustments, as appropriate
  • Injury treatment and prevention education
  • Follow-up visits scheduled as needed 

Medical Bike Fit with Video Analysis (90 minutes)

 

Biomechanical assessments are used in combination with a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation to address your injury or pain. During the initial evaluation, patients receive: 

  • Cycling history review
  • Physical examination (i.e., flexibility, strength, skeletal alignment, foot structure)
  • Biomechanical analysis of cycling technique using high-speed, HD video. You will receive a Flash drive of your analysis to keep for review.
  • Bike measurements and biomechanical-medical fit assessment. This includes adjusting components of the bike to meet the physical limitations of the rider. These limitations may be related to previous injury, a current injury, joint replacements or a medical or orthopedic condition.
  • Treatment plan and bike fit adjustments, as appropriate
  • Injury treatment and prevention education
  • Follow-up visits scheduled as needed 

Performance Bike Fit with Video Analysis (90 minutes, $275)

 

Biomechanical assessments are used in combination with a physical screening. During the appointments, clients receive: 

  • Cycling history review
  • Physical screening (i.e., flexibility, strength, skeletal alignment, foot structure)
  • Biomechanical analysis of cycling technique using high-speed, HD video. You will receive a Flash drive of your analysis to keep for review.
  • Bike measurements and biomechanical fit assessment
  • Bike fit adjustments, as appropriate
  • Follow-up visits scheduled as needed 

Custom Cycling Orthotics (60 minutes)

 

Biomechanical assessments are used in combination with a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation to address your injury, numbness, or pain. During the initial evaluation, patients receive:

  • Cycling-specific foot examination with an emphasis on forefoot biomechanics
  • Casting of foot in a power phase position of the pedal downstroke
  • Casts and cycling shoes are mailed to specialist for custom-fabricated orthotics that precisely match the contour of the shoe
  • Posting of the custom orthotics to minimize power loss, decrease hot spots and better biomechanics
  • Follow-up visits scheduled, as needed