Cycling

FOCUS TRIATHLON

Following on from our New Year blog about the benefits of exercise, we’re focusing here on three very popular sports where we commonly treat injuries – running, cycling and swimming. In each sport there are optimal biomechanics that will help lead to improved performance and injury prevention. Below we list the most typical injuries and the most common causes: Running Optimal biomechanics Body maintained sagittal direction Minimal vertical displacement of the centre of mass Minimal frontal & transverse plane deflection…

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KEY EXERCISES FOR CYCLISTS TO PREVENT INJURY

On 14th March 2019 the Putney Clinic hosted a very well attended talk on Cycling – Injury Prevention & Boosting Performance. One of the speakers was Nicole Oh, physiotherapist, who has recently joined the team at the Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy. Nicole is a competitive road racer herself as well as specialising in Cycling Physiotherapy, with extensive knowledge and experience in treating cyclists and triathletes of all levels and abilities. Read Nicole’s full bio. Nicole focused her talk on…

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Cycling Talk – Preventing Injury & Boosting Performance

  The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is hosting an evening of talks for cyclists. We will be covering all aspects of injury prevention and how to boost your performance on the bike. Registration will be from 6.30pm with the first talk starting at 7pm. Refreshments will be provided. The series of talks will be as follows: ·         “Common injuries in cycling and running”- Dr Courtney Kipps MRCGP Msc (Sports Med) ·         “8 common cycling injuries and how to avoid them”- Clive…

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Core exercises for cyclists

CORE EXERCISES FOR CYCLISTS

Keen amateur cyclists as well as elite athletes require good core strength which enable the legs to generate maximum power without the back fatiguing, particularly during long rides and power sprints. In this article, Osteopath Adrian Dilworth suggests Core Exercises for Cyclists.

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Common Cycling Injuries

EIGHT COMMON CYCLING INJURIES

There are two main types of cycling injuries. Those caused by falling off (acute injury), which often result in fractures, contusions, abrasions and concussion. And then there are the more common overuse injuries caused by the repetitive nature of cycling including overtraining, biomechanical stresses (often due to muscle imbalances) and incorrect bike set-up.

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Long Cycling Events

LONG CYCLING EVENTS

Finally the Tour de France is here! The most important race in the cycling calendar is just around the corner. This means hours and hours spent in front of the TV or following live tweets and coverage. And lest not forget the endless attempts at replicating the professional riders’ performances at Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park. Here Team GB Triathlete Nick Busca tells us how he winds down after long cycling events.

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THE PUTNEY CLINIC OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

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Tel: 020 8789 3881
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