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Offline WesternFlyer

Bike fitting and injuries
« on: June 14, 2008, 02:48:53 am »
Here is the APTA (American Physical Therapist Association) website.  www.apta.org/consumer   Look in the Cyclists Corner on the right hand side of the screen.  It has basic advice for bike fitting, stretching, and how to prevent injuries and deal with them when they occur.

My wife is a PT so I get regular doses of this advice.  I still get injured from time to time, but there is some good sports medical advice available on the site.

Do Forum member know of other websites with bike fitting and cycling injury prevention information?


Western Flyer

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The still point at the center
gives it direction.
Be still.

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Offline BB

Bike fitting and injuries
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008, 06:15:26 pm »
Thanks for posting this site.  I just returned from my first tour - a short 6 days in the Canadian Maritimes and have come home with some kind of Achilles pull.  No I don't stretch and from what I've seen so far, the attendant knee pain while riding as well as foot numbness seem to point to overuse of my quads and riding a loaded bike for the first time.  I also suspect my cleats are not set up correctly.  

If anyone has suggestions or more websites to look at, I'm all ears.  

Thanks so much!