Each spring, during Go By Bike Week, thousands of British Columbians grease up their chains and ride to work, to school, for fun, and for fitness as part of this annual cycling event aimed at encouraging as many people as possible to experience the joy of using bicycles for everyday transportation.
Cycling is a relatively low-impact activity and excellent for cardiovascular health, fitness, and muscular endurance. However, riding does pose a risk for repetitive strain injuries. Knees, legs, and backs are the more common sources of pain for cyclists. Fortunately, you can take action to prevent annoying overuse injuries. By working with a trained physiotherapist you can learn how to develop strength in your large and small stabilizer muscles and your core. We will also work with you to develop a custom warm-up and cool down to enhance performance.
Did you know physiotherapists offer bike-fitting services? A bike fitting can help you feel comfortable, supported, and reduce the risk of injuries, especially overuse injuries. Simple modifications to your bike can dramatically improve your performance, increase your comfort and reduce your risk of cycling overuse injuries.
Remember to listen to your body. The vast majority of cycling-related injuries are preventable. Now let’s start spinning!
Interested in booking an appointment with one of our exceptional physiotherapists at Advanced Physiotherapy in White Rock? Call our office at 604-541-9245 or email email@example.com
We look forward to meeting you.