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Jeff Gorzek, PT, DPT, takes a detailed measurement of joint angles to determine how well the rider is positioned on his bike.
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A program for beginner to advanced cyclists, CycleSMART helps all cyclists ride more efficiently and comfortably.
The "SMART" in our name means "Skilled Movement And Rehabilitation Team." It refers to our physical therapists with special training in preventing and treating cycling-related injuries.
The therapist performs a complete musculoskeletal evaluation to identify physical limitations or weaknesses that could lead to biomechanical issues resulting in pain while cycling.
Posture and body mechanics, on and off the bike, can play a significant role in cycling position and risk for potential overuse injuries. Your therapist can help you address your limitations and improve your pain with cycling.
Cycling overuse injuries
CycleSMART is designed to prevent and rehabilitate overuse injuries associated with cycling.
Cycling overuse injuries like these are often caused by improper position of the cyclist on the bike:
Biomechanical evaluation of the cyclist
The repetitive nature of the pedal stroke in cycling can cause small deviations to become large, painful problems. The way a cyclist sits on the bike can be a result of poor core weakness or postural issues. This can lead to an inefficient pedal stroke.
During a CycleSMART evaluation, your position on the bike and pedal stroke will be assessed, using video analysis if necessary. Combining the physical examination and the biomechanical assessment leads to an individualized set of exercises that can help you achieve pain free cycling. This assessment is not a bike fitting.
If you are seeking a bike fitting, please contact your local bike shop.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome
Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also called PFPS, is a condition marked by pain under or around the patella (kneecap). The pain usually occurs or worsens with activity or after sitting for a long time.
Anterior knee pain
Anterior knee pain is pain that occurs at the front and center of the knee. It is common in bicyclists.
Helping athletes recover
After she broke her leg during a practice last spring, Melissa Borman — aka Battlegirl Skatetastica — didn't know if her roller derby days were over.
Referral and payment
Therapy services are typically billed to your insurance. Please contact your insurance company regarding your therapy benefit and obtain a medical referral if required by your insurance plan.
Retail services for biomechanical assessment are not billable to your insurance. Payment for these services is collected in full at the time of the visit:
The initial appointment is a 90-minute, one-to-one session with a physical therapist, trained in treatment of cyclists.