Cyclists are amongst the most dedicated athletes around. Indeed, cyclists are often out on their bikes before dawn and devote many hours to training every week. As a result, cycling-related injuries are inevitable. The temptation may be to continue riding. However, cycling through an injury often makes it worse. As a result, this can take the fun away from cycling. Rest may help to alleviate the injury. However, in many cases that is not enough. In such cases, cyclists need to see a specialist who understands them, who knows what they are sacrificing and what they are putting their bodies through. Perhaps most importantly, they need advice from a specialist who knows what they need to do to recover.
Did you know that a third of road cyclists experience knee joint pain? In contrast, according to a recent research study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, the occurrence of low back pain in road cyclists exceeds 50%. At The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy we will work with you to develop your strength, flexibility and endurance. In addition, we will help to minimise your risk of picking up cycling-related injuries in the future.
COMMON CYCLING-RELATED INJURIES
Common cycling-related injuries include:
- Anterior knee pain
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Hip pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder problems
CYCLING-RELATED INJURY MANAGEMENT AT THE PUTNEY CLINIC
Perhaps you currently have an injury that is affecting your cycling training? Maybe you have a recurring injury that just refuses to get better? Or you just want to know how to prevent injuries happening in the first place? If this is so, come and see one of our experts for a complete review. We offer a complete cyclist injury management and prevention service. This service is led by Dr Courtney Kipps, a respected consultant in sports medicine and Medical Director of the London Triathlon. In conjunction with experts in osteopathy, sports massage and physiotherapy, we can quickly assess and treat injuries under one roof. Through our medical and sports partners, we can arrange consultations with cutting edge sports scientists, coaches and personal trainers. We also offer a bespoke bike set-up analysis.
FINDING THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU
We recommend that you complete our free health assessment form and a member of the team will contact you to book an initial consultation with Dr Courtney Kipps or one of our other sports injury specialists. Treatments within our Sports Injury Clinic are difficult to price without first understanding your specific requirements. You can consult our basic sports injury clinic fees here. If you wish to make an appointment at our Sports Injury Clinic, please call us on 020 8789 3881.