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Cyclists can be treated at the following locations of Sister Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy Center:
*Bike fitting is performed only at the Fort Road, Bandana Square and Fridley locations.
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A program for beginning to advanced cycling enthusiasts, CycleSMART's goal is for all cyclists to ride more efficiently and more comfortably.
CycleSMART is a program designed to prevent and rehabilitate overuse injuries associated with cycling.
Cycling overuse injuries are often caused by improper position of the cyclist on the bike. CycleSMART treats injuries such as:
Proper fit on the bike is essential to minimize musculoskeletal strain. A physical therapist specially trained in performing bike fits performs the CycleSMART evaluation, beginning with a detailed cycling history, training regime and current complaints on and off the bike.
The therapist also:
These adjustments are important to optimize the position of the cyclist to properly balance the weight distribution between the saddle and handle bars to reduce pain and to maximize the efficiency of the work done by the legs in the pedal cycle.
In addition to proper bike fit, the therapist performs a complete musculoskeletal evaluation to identify any possible biomechanical issues that may cause 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.
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 education, fitness, and performance are also offered, which are not billable to your insurance. Payment for these services is collected in full at the time of the visit.