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Bike Fit

Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned pro, understanding the importance of proper bike fit can ensure your ride is always comfortable and enjoyable. If you’re not careful, an improper bike fit can cause aches, pains, and even injury. And this truth exists for both road and mountain biking.

At Axis Sports Medicine, we see numerous riders each year who come in with injuries due to an improper bike fit. We understand the importance of helping you get the right setup for your riding style and goals.

Some common overuse injuries caused by improper bike fit include:

  • Neck pain: This can be caused by having your handlebars too low or too close to you.
  • Back pain: This can be due to a saddle that’s too high or a frame that’s too small.
  • Hand numbness or tingling: This can be caused by having your handlebars too low, which puts pressure on the nerves in your hands.
  • Knee pain: This can be caused by improper cleat position, or by having your saddle at an incorrect height, putting excess strain on the knee joint.

Riders can quickly alleviate potential issues and prevent injuries in the long run by adjusting a few key components on the bike, such as saddle height, handlebar reach, and cleat position.

A customized bike fit can significantly impact a cyclist’s experience by:
  • Preventing pain during the ride: An improper bike fit can cause aches and pains throughout your ride. With a proper fit, you’ll enjoy your ride without worrying about discomfort.
  • Maximizing performance: Proper bike fit can help you maximize your performance, as it will make pedaling more efficient.
  • Promoting proper biomechanics:  When your body is in the correct position it will produce maximum power and efficiency while riding.
  • Encouraging optimal muscle activation patterns: If the proper muscles are working together when you’re riding, it will reduce the potential for overuse injuries.
Some of the key elements to a Proper Bike Fit include:
  • Dynamic Bike Fitting: A professional analyzes how you ride your bike and makes adjustments, so it fits you better. This. A dynamic fitting will include measurements of your body parts and bike components and video analysis to determine how you’re riding.
  • Static bike fitting: A professional looks at your bike’s frame and makes adjustments based on fit measurements from your body. This helps ensure that your frame size is appropriate for your body size and that your saddle is at the optimal height.

At Axis, our professional therapy and rehab services can help bikers and other athletes optimize their performance and prevent injuries. Whether you are recovering from an injury, looking to maximize your potential, or simply want to learn more about proper bike fitting, we can help.

Contact us today for more information about how our services can help you stay safe on your rides and optimize your performance!

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Avon + Edwards are Joining Forces

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After much thought and evaluation by our team, we have decided to consolidate our Edwards clinic into our Avon clinic location. 

Our staff and resources from our Edwards location will be moved into our Avon clinic on October 31, 2023.

We are excited to be able to offer a wider option of appointment times to accommodate patient needs in one location.

Our Avon location is 142 E Beaver Creek Blvd, Suite 109, next door to Doctors on Call and Kiwi International Delights.