West Perth Physiotherapy 
@ our new premises 
Ground Floor, 48 Outram St, West Perth
Ph: 08 9486 7774
Orthology Physio
Cottesloe Medical Centre
525 Stirling Hwy
Cottesloe 6011
Ph: 08 9486 7774

Bike Fit

bike 2Why Bike Fit?

In Australian society, cycling is becoming more and more popular whether commuting to work, mountain biking on the weekend, training for competition or simply enjoying a casual ride.

Bike Fit is integral in preventing musculoskeletal injuries, providing ample comfort when riding and ensures optimal power, efficiency, aerodynamics and performance.

When riding on an ill-fitting bike you are at risk of muscle length discrepancies, decreased power and efficiency. Most importantly you will be more susceptible to many repetitive strain injuries which can result in a multitude of medical fees!

To prevent this, we address the cause of the problem first not the repercussions of the problem.

What to Expect

During your one-hour session at West Perth Physiotherapy you will undergo a comprehensive assessment in order to professionally assess and make the adequate changes to the bike ensuring you are getting the best out of your bike whilst preventing injuries. We begin by taking a thorough history about your cycling experience and take note of your goals. We then undertake a thorough measurement of your:

  • musculoskeletal system, such as muscle length, flexibility, core strength and alignment of your body on your bike.
  • Anthropometric's such as leg length and joint angles allowing us to accurately determine the correct parameters of your bike.
  • Bike measurements, such as crank length, seat incline, handlebar angle and joint angles whilst on the bike and precisely analyse your technique.

What to Bring

  • Your bike (road bike, mountain bike, track bike or recreational bike)
  • Your cycling cleats or shoes
  • Bike Shorts (knicks)
  • Your private health card as you can claim a rebate instantly on your private health fund.

Why Choose a Physiotherapist?

A Physiotherapist has studied four years at University level to become an expert in Bio-mechanical analysis during sporting activities. This allows the Physiotherapist to have a greater understanding of how muscles, joint angles and forces all interact with each other in order to create elite performance.

Your Physiotherapist can also take into account any pre-existing injuries or susceptibilities and modify your bike accordingly.