The Science of Cycling

With Paul Visentini

The Science of Cycling


Cycling is a complex interaction between man and machine, and so both the body and the bike need to be included in a clinical reasoning process, aimed at injury management and prevention, as well as improved performance.

Course Description

Knowledge of bike set-up and movement analysis are essential for cycling assessments and the Science of Cycling will present a clinical framework to guide your practice and process. The weekend lectures will present an overview of the scientific literature related to cycling injury including; injury epidemiology, cycling kinematics, rehabilitation strategies and performance optimisation. The Physiobikefit component is the assessment of the body and the bike, is an essential ingredient to good managment of the cyclist.

Day 1 - 3 hours Lecture

· Epidemiology of Cycling Injury: Elite and Recreational

· A Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Cycling Overuse Injury

· Kinematics and Muscle Activation in Cycling – How to push the Pedals

· Analysis of the Cycling Kinetic Chain – “Mastering Load”

Day 2 - 7 hours Lecture and Practical

· “PhysioBikeFit” – An analysis of the Evidence Base

· “PhysioBikeFit” – Practical “How To”

· “PhysioBikeFit” – Musculoskeletal Screening Template

· A Model for Overuse Injury in Cycling – Aetiology and Management

Day 3 - 7 hours Lecture, Practical and Q & A

· Rehabilitation Principles in Cycling Injury

· Rehabilitation Practical Demonstration

· Rehabilitation Practical Workshop – Group Exercise

· Clinical Reasoning in Cycling Assessment and Management

· Case Studies in Cycling Injury

· Technology in Cycling Analysis ‘in Clinic’

· Integrating “PhysioBikeFit” into a Business Model

· Questions and Summary


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