Cycling Clinic

Our cycling clinic is a specialised physiotherapy clinic that deals with cycling injuries and prevention.

  • We can use turbo trainer and with video analysis to observe your technique on your own bike
  • Provide a full biomechanical assessment
  • Advise on injury prevention ideas, core stability and tips
  • Provide you with pre and post-event deep tissue sport massage

As a primary health care provider, we don’t just treat the symptoms! We diagnose, find the cause of the problem or injury and treat it.

Five common cycling injuries we treat:

  • Knee pain
  • Hand Numbness/Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome

Knee pain Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

This term usually refers to pain under and around the knee cap, it is also called “Runner’s Knee.” Chondromalacia: This term refers to softening and deterioration of the underside of the kneecap. In young athletes this is typically an injury from trauma, overuse, poor alignment of the knee joint, or muscle imbalance. This leads to friction and rubbing under the kneecap the results damage to the surface of the cartilage. The sensation is a dull pain around or under the kneecap that worsens when walking down stairs or hills, climbing stair other weight bearing activity.

Hand Numbness/Ulnar Neuropathy

This is experienced as pain and numbness of the small and ring finger and is associated with pressure on the handlebars for long periods of time.

Muscle Cramps

A cramp is a sudden, tight and intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm. You can also recognize a muscle cramp as an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

IT band friction syndrome often results in knee pain that is generally felt on the outside (lateral) aspect of the knee or lower.

Piriformis Syndrome

If the piriformis muscle becomes tight or cramps it can put pressure on the sciatic nerve and cause gluteal (or buttock) pain or sciatica.