In keeping with our community outreach and injury prevention, Dr. Brian Adams spoke to a group of 150 Chrysler employees during a “lunch and learn” at the FCA / Chrysler / Fiat Headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI.
The sold-out event was directed specifically to cyclists and how to optimize training, improve cycling form and address injury prevention through off season training. Time was also spent outlining the benefits of a professional bike fit.
Dr. Adams discussed the basic anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of cycling, and how to best utilize the off season to address soft tissue and strength issues with off-the-bike training and mobility.
Just one of the many ways our team is effective at treating sports injuries after they occur… but we are also doing our best to prevent them!
THE 2017 MEDICINE OF CYCLING CONFERENCE
The Eighth Annual Medicine of Cycling Conference will be held at USA Cycling in Colorado Springs, CO August 18-20, 2017. The conference is presented by the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine and Medicine of Cycling in collaboration with USA Cycling.
We are once again honored to be a part of the International Bike Fitting Symposium this year, with our very own Dr. Brian Adams, PT presenting an “Anatomy of Bike Fitting” lecture and collaborating with the Medical Bike Fitting Round Table.
If you are a part of the cycling community, either as a medical professional, coach, fitter or athlete, there is something for everyone at this phenomenal conference.
Looking for a last minute “stocking stuffer” or gift for a loved one or training partner?!
Maybe a special gift for yourself in preparation for your training/race goals in 2017?
From now until the end of 2016, save 20% on any Bike Fitting, Running Gait Analysis or Power/Blood Lactate Assessment/Appointments or 10-session punch cards (to be used with the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill, Normatec Boot or MarcPro Muscle Stimulator appointments).
You can also take 20% off any of our promo/clothing items, including T-shirts, hoodies, hats and other goodies.
Simply call our clinic @ 248-513-3003 or stop in before the end of 2016 and mention this post to purchase the discounted sessions.
You do NOT have to schedule the appointment when you purchase the service, and the punch cards can be used for appointments anytime in 2016/2017. These can be gifted, and can only be used for previous sessions.
We are excited to host some of the best and brightest clinicians from around the region to our BikeFit Clinical Level 2 Course, taking place Saturday and Sunday (February 20-21, 2016). The course builds off of the BikeFit Level 1 course, taking a comprehensive look at performing a concise bicycle fitting for your athletes and cyclists from multiple disciplines (Road, Mountain, Cross, Triathlon) and allows the clinician to drive a evidence-based approach to their bike fit process. We take special consideration to common injuries and ailments that can affect the athlete.
Curious about the medical bike fitting process that we offer here at Adams Sports Medicine? Please give us a call or stop into the clinic.
Want to find out more about the BikeFit education offered around the globe? Take a look here: BikeFit Education
Biomechanics of Cycling, Bike Fit Skills
& Physical Therapy Interventions
—Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Novi, MI.—
We are very excited to announce our next education course to be hosted here at Adams Sports Medicine, and it is geared towards one of our biggest passions: cycling, and the optimum fit of the cyclist and bike. Please read on…space is limited to approximately 8 clinicians, so be sure to contact BikeFit to register as soon as possible. Please let us know if you have any questions!
BikeFit Clinical Bike Fit Course hosted by Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy (Novi, MI).
Clinical BikeFit Pros have two certified fitting levels: Level 1 and Level 2. This course hosted by Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy is a Level 1 course, which is dedicated to the hands-on skills necessary for road bike fitting in the clinical setting. Expect to get greasy. This class includes functional diagnosis of cycling pathologies and overuse syndromes associated with cycling. You will develop the hands-on skills necessary to fix the mechanism of injury occurring on the bike. The foot-pedal interface is a key component to this class and focuses on adjusting the cleat in fore-aft, medial-lateral, rotation, canting and elevation as appropriate for the specific cyclist. This class focuses on road fit but includes aspects of mountain and tri as appropriate.
Plan on extensive HANDS-ON training, with special emphasis on the important Foot-Pedal Interface. Time will be spent on assessment of normal and pathological cycling mechanics, including functional differential diagnosis, as well as problem solving & training for appropriate adjustments on the bike for cyclists. Clinical considerations (billing, time, marketing) for bike fitting in a clinical setting.
Dates: (Saturday March 15th • 8:30am – 6pm & Sunday March 16th• 8am – 5pm)
Audience: This weekend course is geared towards the healthcare professional, such as Doctors, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, etc.
- Paul Swift, Owner – BikeFit Systems, and an 8-time National Elite Track Cycling Champion.
- Brian Adams, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Elite level cyclist and BikeFit Pro.
CEUs: 18 contact hours available. Continued support is provided after the course is completed. E-mailed educational tips and helpful hints, along with other premium benefits will be provided upon completion of the course. Phone consultations with instructors will also be available.
Registration: Call 425-821-7237 ext #104, e-mail [email protected]
For more information and for registration, please contact BikeFit at: http://bikefit.com/s-5-class-schedule.aspx#EastsideSportsClinicalLevel1
See the Clinical Bike Fit course flyer here: https://www.bikefit.com/documents/SeminarESRC_fly2012_L1.pdf
For questions about Adams Sports Medicine, how to find us, or where to stay, please call our clinic at 248-513-3003 or email: [email protected]
Cost: $800 per person ($200 registration deposit required, with final payment due one week prior to class). If you would like to repeat (audit a class), cost is $275. Class size is 8 students with 4:1 student to instructor
ratio. Call or email now to reserve your spot as the seminar spaces fill quickly. Please note: all attendees will be offered a $5 coupon for our online course with their course registration. If you complete the course prior the training date, we will deduct $100 from your balance due – an actual savings of over $200!
Biomechanics of Cycling, Bike Fit Skills & Physical Therapy Interventions
@ Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy, Novi, MI.
The fundamental goal of this class is to further the understanding of normal and pathological movement patterns of cycling. As physical therapists, we tell patients to “ride a bike to get some exercise and take pressure off your joints.” However, that may not be as simple as it sounds. As humans, we are asymmetrical creatures. Yet, we place ourselves and our patients on very symmetrical bicycles. Thus, the dilemma from the least experienced cyclist to the most advanced racer.
For a brief introduction, please see the BikeFit overview page here: http://www.bikefit.com/s-13-road-bikes.aspx
Therefore, the objectives of this class include but are not exclusive to:
1) Understand the basic biomechanics of cycling (static and dynamic assessment).
2) Identify patterns of motion that indicate inefficiency and potential pathology.
3) Identify and Associate the significance of physical therapy testing (manual, static,
dynamic) procedures to cycling biomechanics.
4) Bike Fit Skills: Learn how to alter the bike to better accommodate the patient’s
biomechanical needs, including stem length/angle, seat height, seat fore-aft and
handle bar position.
5) Identify specific foot types and unique LE architecture and their implications in
6) Bike Fit Skills: Learn how to address the foot/pedal interface to accommodate the
patient’s biomechanical needs, including fore-aft, rotation, medial-lateral and canting
of the foot.
7) Discuss the role and relevance of OTC inserts & custom orthotics for cyclists.
8) Discussion of the triathlete position versus the “comfort position” and it’s relevance
9) Building a relationship with a local bike shop.
We hope you enjoy this class as much as we enjoy teaching it.
IN a recent blog/post by New York Times writer Gian Kolata, the concept of safety in cycling is discussed. And with good merit. It is a good read, complete with statistics and insight from well-respected medical professionals.
One consideration I would like to add is that the mechanism of injury (MOI) for many cycling injuries is overlooked. In the article, it is assumed that the MOI for cycling is traumatic in nature, as in a collision or fall. Yet they compare this to running (stress fractures) and swimming (rotator cuff tendinitis), which are typically non-traumatic.
Unlike injuries in other sports — a stress fracture from running or a rotator cuff tear from swimming — cycling injuries do not come on gradually.
Many cycling MOIs are repetitive-use, over-use or cumulative load injuries resulting in inflamed tissues, soft tissue compression, tendinitis and often times tendinosis. A significant amount of these are preventable with a well structured training plan (with focus on hydration/nutrition and recovery), proper bike fit and special attention to the any of the cyclist’s biomechanical faults.
Read her article HERE.
And enjoy the ride….
Another great publication from the Medicine of Cycling group. Curtis gives a great bike fit overview. Not all cyclists come with the same goals, the same experience nor the same equipment. Moreover, their strength, flexibility and riding technique all play a part in the bike fit process. Each should be addressed on an individual basis!
The next MoC conference will be held again next fall!
or click on this link: Bike Fit: It’s All About the Bike – UCTV – University of California Television.
These guys are doing more than their part to help advance and blend the two worlds of cycling and medicine. Congrats, and keep up the great work!