Cycling is a great way to incorporate exercise into your life from young to old age. It’s a relatively light weight-bearing activity, which makes it a popular form of exercise for many. Before you pick up cycling as a new hobby, make sure to visit a physical therapist to ensure your body is in the right condition for this exercise. Our Physical Therapists can check for any flexibility deficits you may have to protect you from any future injury that could be caused by cycling.
A common injury many people experience as they age is lack of spinal strength and flexibility. As you’re cycling, make sure your body mechanics are correct and that your bike has been properly fit for your body. Your back should be straight, instead of curved or rounded out. As you work with a Physical Therapist at RPT, we’ll be able to assess your body mechanics and give you tips to improve them and prevent future cycling injuries.
Cycling can be a great way to add motion and exercise back into your life. Many find that this type of exercise is easier on their joints and that they are able perform it without pain. Make sure to set up an appointment with us to ensure your body is ready for this type of exercise and to learn the proper body mechanics before you get started! If you’re already a cyclist and are experiencing some pain, come in to see us. We’ll help diagnose the issue and get you back on your bike in no time