Cycling Analysis Kenilworth
Elevate Your Cycling Experience in Kenilworth: Whether you’re venturing into cycling anew or aiming for an elite advantage, our Cycling Analysis Kenilworth ensures achieving your goals with a focus on injury-free excellence. Explore our specialised proficiency in Sports Science and Biomechanics for a comprehensive Cycling Analysis, meticulously tailored for all levels – whether you’re taking your first pedal strokes or you’re a seasoned athlete.
Why have a Cycling Analysis?
Unveiling the Complexity of Cycling in Kenilworth: The intricate interplay between the linear mechanics of a bike and the complex rotational mechanics of the human body presents an enthralling challenge. Many of our clients, hailing from Kenilworth and beyond, arrive with impeccably fitted bicycles, yet they grapple with discomfort and lackluster performance.
Interestingly, the root cause seldom resides within the bike itself; rather, it frequently traces back to biomechanical intricacies within the rider. Such issues may originate from prior injuries or, more commonly, subtle habitual movement patterns that elude detection during a standard bike fitting. This is precisely where our distinctiveness shines – our approach centres on Cycling Analysis Kenilworth, transcending the realm of traditional bike fitting (though that’s certainly within our expertise).
Allow us to introduce Ian, our adept Cycling Analysis Kenilworth specialist, who artfully integrates his knowledge in Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, and Sports Therapy with the art of bike fitting. This harmonious amalgamation results in a service that stands unmatched, promising to enhance your cycling encounter in the enchanting town of Kenilworth.
What happens during a Cycling Analysis?
Our specialised 50-minute Cycling Analysis Kenilworth sessions encompass a thorough evaluation, both on and off your bike, with the aim of not only determining your optimal cycling setup but also enhancing your body’s efficiency.
Our Cycling Analysis sessions are entirely personalised to suit your individual requirements. We initiate the process with a detailed biomechanical assessment of your body while you’re off the bike. This initial phase allows us to pinpoint any constraints or weaknesses that could potentially contribute to challenges during your cycling sessions.
After concluding the off-bike assessment, our focus shifts to observing your on-bike performance. Typically, we employ a turbo trainer to capture video footage of your cycling technique. However, certain issues may only manifest themselves later during a ride. In such cases, we might record you in real-world cycling scenarios. During these instances, Ian will accompany you on a bike while recording your technique.
Armed with the recorded cycling footage, we undertake a meticulous analysis of the video, employing slower playback to gain an in-depth understanding of your movement patterns while cycling. Given the symbiotic relationship between the bicycle and the human body, it’s crucial to comprehend the reciprocal influence – how the bike affects the body and vice versa.
Upon identifying any constraints, our proficiency in strengthening exercises and hands-on methods comes into play, enhancing your mechanics and mitigating discomfort. On occasion, we might suggest adjustments to your bike settings. In such instances, we would re-record your technique to ensure the newly adjusted settings align perfectly with your requirements. Elevate your cycling experience right here in Kenilworth with our dedicated Cycling Analysis Kenilworth approach.
What can we do for Cycling Injuries?
Cycling can lead to a multitude of discomforts and injuries, some of which can arise due to improper configurations or mismatched bike geometries for your body.
Within our specialised Cycling Analysis Kenilworth sessions, we adeptly identify these issues and often resolve them by meticulously examining your bike fit. Nevertheless, certain specific problems tend to emerge, often involving shoulders, backs, and knees. Our assessment protocol encompasses a comprehensive evaluation of pelvic mobility, scrutiny of knee dynamics, harmonisation of the entire body, and a thorough assessment of ankle movement.
Take, for instance, the prevalent issue of knee pain experienced by many cyclists. Frequently, during our Cycling Analysis Kenilworth, we observe a figure-eight pattern in knee movement rather than a linear trajectory.
Our subsequent step involves deciphering the root cause. This could be attributed to the bike’s configuration or limitations in your ankle’s biomechanics. In certain instances, it might even result from inadequate foot strength or constraints in hip movement.
To address this, we offer tailored solutions such as pedal customisation at a granular level, employing shims as needed. Options also include modifying pedal type, exploring different footwear, or adjusting pedal float. Alternatively, our approach might involve addressing your biomechanics through a combination of Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy, bolstered by specialised strength and flexibility exercises.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cycling Analysis Kenilworth
We would chat to you on the phone first as everybody has an individual situation, but in general please bring all your usual cycling gear including your bike(s).
We usually ascertain on the phone whether your bike will fit our turbo trainer. Those with Carbon bikes often prefer to bring their own turbo trainer and this is fine.
In short, yes absolutely. It does not matter how you ride, whether that be racing, as a commute to work, or just a gentle cruise around the country side. The same mechanical principles apply to anyone riding a bike.
Ultimately, every bike needs to work correctly for you and your body mechanics. We frequently analyse people who use Brompton’s and other fully upright bikes, as well as mountain and road bikes.
We are not ‘bike fitters’ but we are trained in bike fitting. Therefore, we will usually ask you to make the actual adjustments yourself to your bike, while you are with us to guide and support you.
If you are not handy with a spanner we do tie in with one of area’s top bike fitters or we can do the adjustments for you but we would need to discuss this in advance.
Ian is our cycling expert. In his younger days he was a Triathlete and has always been a cyclist. He began cycling seriously at 8 years old and built his first true road bike at the age of 11, which he still owns 43 years on!
What Our Clients Say About Us
September 5, 2023
As a recipient of an online bike fit from The Reinge Clinic during the Covid lockdown, I have nothing but good things to say. Ian looked at a number of positional videos I sent him and provided me with great guidance to improve my on-bike TT position. Not only has this helped me attain some decent PB's across a number of courses but it has (as importantly) ensured no knee or back pain - pre, during or post exercise. Highly recommended.
September 5, 2023
I began seeing Gina towards the end of 2020 due to having severe back pain. I have a lower lumbar fusion and 2 slipped discs. After a thorough inspection and assessment Gina was able to begin her diagnosis and spec out a plan for me. At the point of first meeting Gina I was in so much pain that I could barely be touched and now I am able to train, run and cycle again without feeling pain. I am now undergoing running assessments to understand where my issues are, how to rectify them safely and set realistic goals.
September 5, 2023
I am a keen cyclist and runner. I visited the Reinge clinic as a result of continued tightness and discomfort in my IT band. Gina was fantastic. Her approach was friendly and professional. She had fantastic knowledge and was able to articulate this in a way that was easy to understand. Gina was focused on addressing the underlying causes of the injury and providing long term solutions. I would highly recommend the reinge clinic for both injuries and ongoing maintenance.
September 5, 2023
5 stars for Ian! Deciding to get physio after an injury can be a daunting prospect, especially when trying to find someone who you can trust to take you from being in chronic pain and not being able to move, to moving in the right direction. Ian is extremely passionate about the mechanics of the body and isn't phased by taking on someone with a badly herniated disc. I was told that surgery was looking likely, but I wanted to try all other options first as surgery was no guaranteed silver bullet. Ian has been extremely supportive with explaining the issues, deciphering MRI scans and providing a tailored set of key stretches, both face to face and via videos to help in my road to recovery. I am back now cycling and swimming (better than i was before my injury!) and while i am less dependent on intense sessions with Ian, I am still a regular client as daily life still puts pressures on my body that need a professional to reset. I highly recommend Ian to anyone looking for injury recovery or general physio support, but also for anyone looking to change their mindset towards investing time and effort into trying to future proof their bodies from the risk of issues.
Erik Downey - GB Triathlon
September 5, 2023
As a G.B. Age group Triathlete I have used Ian’s services for several years. He is very efficient at finding the cause of the problem and also treating the symptoms. I initially sought help for stress fractures and with his assistance was able to overcome these and compete in 6 Ironman events without any major injury issues. During my build phase I would attend Ian’s clinic on a monthly basis to ensure my body was given a once over. Ian would be able to spot minor issues and imbalances before they became a problem allowing to continue my training. Thank you Ian for helping me achieve my goals. The only advice I can give is don’t delay seeing Ian as the problem is unlikely to go away on its own.