Adams Sports Medicine Bike Fitting

Forefoot Wedges in Cycling

 

Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy – Novi, MI
Wednesday Warrant: why we do what we do…
In sports medicine, when we analyze gait, one thing we pay particular attention to is the mechanics of the foot. Especially when the foot hits the ground, which typically is at the heel, and how this affects the foot/leg movements (biomechanics).In cycling, the contact/load point is at the ball of the foot. So the clinician needs to approach the foot mechanics from a different perspective. In a word: forefoot.Here is a nicely written article/summary from across the pond. Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts!

http://www.sportspa.com.ba/images/dec2010/full/rad1.pdf

Wednesday Warrant: why we do what we do...</p><br />
<p>In sports medicine, when we analyze gait, one thing we pay particular attention to is the mechanics of the foot. Especially when the foot hits the ground, which typically is at the heel, and how this affects the foot/leg movements (biomechanics). </p><br />
<p>In cycling, the contact/load point is at the ball of the foot. So the clinician needs to approach the foot mechanics from a different perspective. In a word: forefoot. </p><br />
<p>Here is a nicely written article/summary from across the pond. Let me know if you have any questions or thoughts!</p><br />
<p>http://www.sportspa.com.ba/images/dec2010/full/rad1.pdf