BikeFit Pro Level 2 Clinical Course 1/31 to 2/1/2015

BikeFit Pro Level 2 Clinical Course 1/31 to 2/1/2015

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We’re excited to announce the next bike fit course that we are teaching this coming weekend, January 31 to February 1, 2015. This will be an advanced course for Certified Level I BikeFit pros. This course is specifically detailed and catered to the clinician working in sports medicine, and we are pleased to host a handful of doctors of physical therapy. This two day intensive course will contribute to the conditions current skill set, and honing the advanced skills that these clinicians possess.

Paul Swift, owner of FikeFit and innovator of the Switch-it and forefoot wedges, will be leading this intensive hands-on course. Dr. Brian Adams will be leading the biomechanical and clinical discussion.

If you’re interested in learning more about our role in treating the cyclist, triathlete and endurance athlete, please feel free to contact our office. Stay tuned for more continuing education courses that we will be hosting throughout the year.

More about BikeFit and the courses/products that they offer, please visit their website:



Taking better care of your athletic body…

Jim Vance wrote an interesting piece on the TrainingPeaks website this fall. It outlines 10 of the more common “self destructive” things that we do as athletes. He directs it to endurance athletes, but this can apply to just about any athlete that is conducting focused, intensive and repetitive exercise as their dive head-long into their season.

This summary comes at a good time in the “off-season” to review and refresh. (Off-season in Michigan often means 6+ months of snow/cold!)

If you haven’t done so already, take a look at Jim’s article, and take a moment to make some notes and curtail your training plan.

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When it comes to sports medicine, we take a very multidisciplinary approach to treating our patients. That means we look beyond the obvious injury or pain and delve into the broader components of training, periodization, zone-based programs, functional movement screens, biomechanical analysis (bike fit, running/gait analysis), etc. We utilize industry focused tools such as TrainingPeaks training programs, BikeFit fitting tools for cyclists/triathletes, LactatePro and Hemoglobin analyzers, Fastech Orthotics, and UberSense video capture.

We are sending you positive energy to help ensure that 2015 is your most successful season yet! Let us know if we can help you!

Physical Therapy: No prescription required!

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2014 was an amazing year for us here, and the clinic continues to grow and our satisfied patients are getting back to their sports and reaching their goals!

2015 brings with it a new “win” for PT clinics and patients in the state of Michigan: easier access to PT services. The new law, that went into place January 1st, 2015, allows patients/athletes to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without a prescription from their physician. This is similar to our patients going to their dentist for treatment…simply make an appointment. One of the news channels in the Grand Rapids area did a little spot on this a few days ago: VIDEO.


A few things to keep in mind, as these are things that we will adhere to at Adams Sports Medicine:


  1. We can evaluate and treat your condition/injury without a prescription from your physician…but our clinical policy is that we will create a plan of care with the physician’s input, so your primary care or ortho doc will know/understand what our plan is for the course of treatment.


  1. We will refer you to a specialist as indicated…if your injury/condition has not been evaluated prior to coming here, rest assured that if there is something that needs further assessment or treatment, we will assist you in getting the appointments you need for optimal care.


  1. You can initiate your own care, to which ever clinic you prefer. We suggest you come to us, of course…but understand that your insurance may dictate what clinic you go to or how many visits are covered. This is one reason why we, as a courtesy, will conduct an brief “pre-screen” of your insurance and educate you on what your benefits are, and what (possible) out of pocket expense you may incur. 


So, when in doubt, give our clinic a call. We are experts in orthopaedic injuries, and we specialize in individualized care for our patients and athletes.