I have recently had a few clients present to the clinic complaining of neck, back and knee pain whilst riding their bike.  When it comes to cycling and bike ergonomics, each and every individual and their bike set up will differ.  Ones bike set up will depend upon what type of bike they have, the individuals physical measurements and history of pre-existing injuries.  I have had many amateur riders who I must say would train probably as much as some elite athletes say that a bike saddle sitting 2-3mm forward or backwards to where they are used will impact greatly on their output as well as how they feel on the bike.  For those individuals who cycle regularly, be it commuters to and from work, weekend cyclists, road cyclists, mountain bikers and velodrome riders, I would highly recommend seeing a reputable bike shop for a personal fit.

Below are some links that I have found of interest that go into detail about the bike set up for the everyday rider.

http://www.humpert.com/en/bikeparts/downloads/anzeigen/

http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/fitting.htm

http://www.bikepro.com.au/diy-bike-fitting

http://btawa.org.au/everyday-cycling/commuting/bicycle-set-up/

 

This blog was written by Osteopath Heath Williams.  Heath is the director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia.  Principle Four Osteopathy is one of Melbourne City CBD 3000 leading Osteopathic clinics.  The clinic is located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD at 29 Somerset Place (near the corner of Little Bourke & Elizabeth St).  Appointments can be made by calling 03 9670 9290 or booking online @ www.principlefourosteopathy.com.

Corporate Work Health Australia is a nationwide Occupational Health & Safety Company that provides ergonomic and manual handling consulting, risk assessments and training.  All of our trainers and assessors are registered osteopaths and physiotherapists.  To find out more about our services, please go to www.corporateworkhealth.com.

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