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Solidus Health & Strength makes taking care of your body easy. Our expert therapists provide hands-on manual therapy and corrective exercises to keep you feeling better, longer.
Our expert therapists are here to help you feel your best live pain free recover from injuries
Cycling is a highly accessible form of exercise that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy. However, as with any physical activity that pushes the body to the limits, there is always a risk of injury. Our cycling physiotherapists in Melbourne are experts in assessing and managing cycling-related damages, so you can start riding again sooner than later.
What Our Clients Say
It's not everyday you find professionals actually understands your athletic lifestyle and in turn, provide both rehabilitation and programming.
I've tried numerous physios over the years with mixed results. Solidus are the first actually fix my back pain. I tell all of my friends to see them now.
Julius and Daryl are extremely friendly and are two absolute experts in their field who have come together to bring amazing service. Their quality of work is exceptional and it is very evident that they take great pride in what they do and truly care about the health and wellbeing of their clients.
How can we help?
Cycling injuries occur for a number of reasons, including poor bike posture, overtraining, and inadequate warm-up/cool-down periods. These injuries aren’t only painful, but can also lead to time off the bike and, in some cases, long-term damage.
Our team of cycling physiotherapists in Melbourne regularly assess and rehabilitate cycling injuries. After a thorough assessment, we incorporate a combination of hands-on therapies, exercise prescription, and education to facilitate your recovery. As a result, you’ll be a stronger, more efficient rider with a reduced risk of injury.
EXPERT THERAPISTS THAT UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS
Our therapists are all licensed health care professionals who can diagnose what your body is telling you and provide treatment to help reduce pain, correct posture, decrease tension, and improve the way you move.Meet the Team
Whether you’re a professional preparing for a big race or a leisure rider looking to stay fit, it’s easy to push yourself a little too hard. As a result, knee injuries caused by overuse are extremely common among cyclists. Other injuries our cycling therapists regularly treat include back/neck pain, wrist/forearm pain and foot numbness and tingling. Regardless of your injury’s severity, we’ll develop a tailored treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals.
Our cycling physiotherapists in Melbourne are highly experienced and only incorporate evidence-based treatments. Some of these techniques we use include joint mobilisation, massage, dry needling, exercise prescription and posture correction. By fixing strength deficits, improving range of motion and increasing stability, you’ll ride stronger and most importantly, pain-free.
Regardless of your ability or age, our team can help you overcome injuries and pain to get back to the activities you love. Here are some of the other sports our therapists treat:
Tennis – Reduce inflammation and pain with evidence-based physiotherapy treatments
Running – Get back to achieving personal records with our comprehensive rehabilitation programmes
Weightlifters – Restore range of motion and fix muscle imbalances with competent physiotherapy
Football (AFL) – Say goodbye to aches and pains with our hands-on physiotherapy treatments
Swimming – Improve your technique and reduce the risk of injury with our physiotherapy assessment
Gymnastics – Strengthen weak muscles and improve flexibility with our tailored physiotherapy programmes
Crossfit – Stay injury-free and perform at your best with our regular physiotherapy
Cycling Physio Near Me
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What is the most common injury in cycling?
The most common injury in cycling is knee pain, caused by overuse and over reliance on the knee when riding. Other common injuries include lower back, wrist and neck pain, as cyclists are generally hunched over in an unnatural position.
Whether you’ve suffered an acute injury caused by a collision or dealing with long-term pain, our team can help. Our cycling physiotherapists are experts in the management and rehabilitation of cycling injuries, and we’ll develop a treatment plan tailored for you.
How can I prevent injuries when cycling?
Lower Back Pain
Adjust your position on your bike or raise your bike’s handlebars to ensure you’re not hunched over. This will alleviate pressure off your back and help to prevent pain. Furthermore, your posture off the bike is just as important as on the bike. Make sure you’re not sitting hunched over at your desk all day, and try to maintain good posture when sleeping.
Use cycling-specific exercises to strengthen the muscles around your knee, such as the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves. This will help to take the pressure off your knee joint and reduce the risk of pain.
When your bike’s handlebars are too low, your neck is hyperextended to see the road ahead. This can cause neck stiffness and pain and cause wrist pain in the long run. We recommend adjusting your handlebars to a comfortable height so you don’t have to strain your neck or wrists when riding.
How does physiotherapy help cycling-related injuries?
Physiotherapy can help alleviate pain and improve function among injured cyclists. Our physiotherapists will assess your injury and detect any strength deficiencies or range of motion restrictions. We’ll also evaluate your posture on and off the bike and advise you on how to improve it. By developing a treatment plan to address your specific needs, we can help you to recover from your injury more efficiently.
How do you condition your body for cycling?
Beginners can start slowly, riding twice a week for around 30-40 minutes. After a few weeks, you can begin to increase the duration and intensity of your rides. It’s essential to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard. If you’re starting to feel pain, take a break and consult a physiotherapist to ensure you’re not overdoing it.
Why choose Solidus?
At Solidus, our priorities are your health and well-being. Ultimately, we’re passionate about helping our patients recover from their cycling injuries as quickly and safely as possible.
However, our physiotherapists also recognise that performance is a crucial driver for many cyclists. We provide treatment plans that facilitate recovery while simultaneously boosting your strength, power, and flexibility. As a result, you’ll become a better athlete who’s more resistant to injury, and you’ll be able to perform at your best when it matters most.
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