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Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Knee Pain In the last two blogs, we talked about how the benefits of a “dynamic” bike fit vs. a static bike fit can help rider’s who suffer from neck/shoulder and low back pain. If you are a cyclist who is currently lowering your miles or training intensity because of KNEE pain, then this series last blog is for YOU!! We are going to talk about how the dynamic bike fit is especially important in riders dealing with anterior (front) or later...
Posted on 2019-03-22
Last month, we talked about the anatomy, the mechanism of injury, and my own history with Lisfranc Injury. Rehab is never an easy process and the journey requires patience, consistency, and hard work. Here at Competitive Edge, we use a wide variety of high tech biofeedback tools to aid in the rehab process. These tools include Inertia Measurement Unit Sensors (IMU Sensors), electromyography (EMG) sensors, and an in ground force plate among others to gather patient specific movement data. More im...
Posted on 2019-02-25
Importance of the Bike Fit: Avoiding Neck and Shoulder Pain Last month we talked about the importance of the “dynamic” bike fit. Looking at how individuals fit their bikes and how they move on them in order to help reduce low back pain while riding. These same principles can help alleviate pain in other areas common to cyclists, such as the neck and shoulder.   The neck and shoulder are often reported as the most common areas of discomfort in cyclists; especially for recrea...
Posted on 2019-02-15
My History with Lisfranc Injury (Tarsometatarsal ligament Injury): Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved playing basketball. I played throughout high school and junior college. I couldn’t get enough of the game! In May of 2018, I played at a recreational league and during one game,I planted my foot, changed direction too quickly, and felt a pop in my foot as I was going for a lay up. Almost immediately, I experienced pain and swelling and was unable to weight bear through my midfoot...
Posted on 2019-01-17
The Importance of The Bike Fit: Avoiding Low Back Pain   Whether it was getting a new bike for Christmas as a kid or buying a used bike online and teaching yourself in an empty parking lot, everyone can remember getting their first bike and taking that ride! It’s an amazing feeling to be able to get on a bike and discover the world around you. My love of riding started with my family’s weekly Sunday bike ride to the park as a kid.        If you’ve ...
Posted on 2019-01-10
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