Digital Cycling Assessment
Cycling is fast becoming a popular sport in Australia. This has seen an increase in the number of cycling related injuries presenting to our clinics.
Digital Cycling Assessment Overview
Our expert podiatrists at Gold Coast Foot Centres are here to examine your cycling biomechanics and combine this data with your individual outcomes acquired from our clinical evaluation. This data, including your cycling and injury history and your future objectives enables us to give you a bicycle fit that is ideal for you.
Correct foot and leg alignment on the bike will optimise power transfer to the pedal, delay muscle fatigue, and reduce the likelihood of developing pain or injury.
At the Gold Coast Foot Centres, a thorough foot and lower limb biomechanical assessment is coupled with a dynamic digital video assessment to accurately assess:
- Foot, ankle, knee and pelvic alignment
- Seat height
- Seat fore/aft position
- Shoe cleat position
Digital Cycling Assessment process
During the Cycling Assessment a custom-made cycling-specific orthotic may be prescribed to optimise your alignment on the bike.
Leg length shims are supplied to compensate for significant leg length differences. These are fitted between the cleat and the shoe.
The shims are 1.5mm thick and can be stacked depending on the amount of lift required. The appropriate length screws are supplied with our shims.
Benefits of a Digital Cycling Assessment
Our podiatrists will develop a specialised treatment program that can assist with:
- Overcoming improper cycling technique that will improve endurance and performance
- Prevention in areas prone to injury
- Improved rehabilitation outcomes
- Identification of weak areas with tailor programs for improvement
- Developing and strengthening