A Physio BikeFit is designed to help you establish the best possible riding position on your bike.
This is done with a face-to-face consultation, followed by full body and bike assessment, where we aim to optimize your pedaling technique and enhance your performance and comfort on your bike. It is also done to prevent and treat any of the commonly encountered cycling injuries and relieve any discomfort you may already be experiencing.
Physiotherapists are ideally placed to provide cycling assessments, as leading health care professionals in biomechanical analysis, musculoskeletal injuries and the treatment of these injuries.
Shane Bishop (Physiotherapist) is a passionate and competitive cyclist who has an extensive background in elite sport, achieving a national level in distance running athletics and a state level in cycling. Shane trained in BikeFit with a Level 1 & 2 Physio BikeFit & Injury Prevention course, which includes certification credits from the International Bike Fitting Institute.
Shane enjoys and finds great satisfaction in helping cyclists achieve their goals, whether that may be achieving a more comfortable ride, improving power and endurance on the bike or addressing and overcoming specific injuries.
Shane takes a wholistic approach when it comes to BikeFit, not simply matching “body to bike” measurements, but also analysing the dynamic interplay during cycling through a range of modalities, to better understand and fit the cyclist to their bike. Guiding the cyclist on developing a more efficient pedaling technique is also an important component of a successful BikeFit.
Cyclists should bring the following with you to your BikeFit session:
- Bicycle, with appropriate tyres for a stationary trainer. Please note we are only offering assessments for Road and Triathlon bikes at present (not Mountain or Gravel bikes yet)
- Cycling shoes and shorts
- Orthoses if applicable
- Assessment is done with ‘no top on’ for males and crop top for females; to allow for texta body markings and clearer video body analysis
- Your BikeFit session will run for 1 hour