Cycling Analysis Solihull
Enhance Your Cycling Adventure in Solihull: Elevate your cycling journey with our specialised Cycling Analysis Solihull services. Designed to accommodate all levels of expertise, our Cycling Analysis sessions cater to beginners embarking on their cycling voyage, as well as seasoned or elite athletes aiming for peak performance.
With an unwavering dedication to injury-free, efficient cycling, complemented by our profound proficiency in Sports Science and Biomechanics, rest assured that your cycling aspirations will be effectively realised.
Why have a Cycling Analysis?
The intriguing interplay between the linear mechanics of a bicycle and the intricate rotational mechanics of the human body poses a captivating challenge. Our clientele often approach us with bikes perfectly tailored to them, yet they grapple with discomfort or find their performance falling short.
In these scenarios, the root cause rarely resides within the bike itself; more often, it’s a biomechanical matter linked to the rider. This can be traced back to past injuries or, more commonly, subtle habitual movement patterns that elude detection during a standard bike fitting. This is precisely where we excel with our Cycling Analysis Solihull. Our methodology revolves around Cycling Analysis, reaching beyond traditional bike fitting (though that remains a part of our service).
Allow us to introduce Ian, our Cycling Analysis Solihull expert, who seamlessly blends his mastery of Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, and Sports Therapy with the art of bike fitting. This fusion culminates in an unquestionably unrivalled service, guaranteed to enhance your cycling journey.
What happens during a Cycling Analysis?
Embark on our comprehensive 50-minute specialised Cycling Analysis Solihull sessions, where we embark on an extensive assessment both on and off your bicycle. Our aim is not only to determine your ideal cycling setup but also to evaluate the efficiency of your body’s mechanics.
Our Cycling Analysis Solihull specialist sessions are entirely customised to address your specific requirements. We initiate the process with a detailed biomechanical assessment of your body while you’re not on the bike. This preliminary stage allows us to pinpoint any limitations or weaknesses that might be contributing to challenges during your cycling endeavours.
Once the off-bike assessment is concluded, we seamlessly transition to observing your on-bike performance. Generally, we utilise a turbo trainer to capture video footage of your cycling technique. In certain instances, issues related to cycling might not manifest until later during a ride. For such scenarios, we may 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 meticulously analyse the video, slowing down the playback to gain a comprehensive understanding of your movement patterns while cycling. The interaction between the bicycle and the human body is bidirectional, making it crucial to grasp how the bike influences the body and vice versa.
Upon identifying any limitations, we can leverage our expertise in strengthening exercises and hands-on techniques to refine your mechanics and alleviate any discomfort. Occasionally, adjustments to your bike settings might be recommended. In such cases, we would re-record your technique to ensure the new settings are precisely aligned with your requirements.
What can we do for Cycling Injuries?
A variety of injuries and discomforts can arise from cycling, some of which are a consequence of improper setups or mismatches between bike geometry and your body.
Within our Cycling Analysis Solihull sessions, we adeptly identify these issues and often address them by reviewing your bike fit. Nevertheless, certain specific challenges tend to emerge, frequently involving shoulders, backs, and knees. Our assessment process encompasses an evaluation of pelvic mobility, scrutiny of knee dynamics, alignment of the entire body, and an assessment of ankle movement.
For example, knee pain is a common concern among cyclists. Often, during the Cycling Analysis Solihull, it becomes apparent that the knee follows a figure-of-eight pattern instead of a linear trajectory. Having observed this, the subsequent step involves delving into the root cause. This could be attributed to the bike’s configuration or limitations in the biomechanics of your ankle. In some cases, insufficient foot strength or constraints at the hip may contribute.
To address this, we have the option to customise the bike at the pedal level, potentially utilising shims. Adjusting the pedal type, altering footwear, or modifying pedal float are also possibilities.
Alternatively, rectifying your own biomechanics through the application of Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy, coupled with exercises to enhance strength and flexibility, might present a solution.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cycling Analysis Solihull
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.