If you are spinning at a gym or in a class, ask for assistance from cycling instructors if you need help setting up your bike. Everyone needs help doing this when they begin, so don't be shy!
If you are cycling at home, come see us at the clinic or have us come out to your house! Clinic owner Heather Jeffcoat, DPT does custom fit assessments in our Sherman Oaks office using the Peloton, and travels in the greater Los Angeles area.
Before you sit on the bike, know where you should be sitting!
Your sitting bones should be seated on the back (widest part) of your bike saddle. Sitting correctly on the bike will be one of the most important factors to keeping you from developing orthopedic or nerve issues.
The height of the seat should facilitate optimal power through the leg without straining the body.
Having your bike at the incorrect seat height, seat and handlebar position can exacerbate or even cause nerve or orthopedic problems. Clinic owner Heather Jeffcoat, DPT does custom fit assessments in her Sherman Oaks office and in the greater Los Angeles area using the Peloton.
In addition to proper bike fitting, therapists will also evaluate your spinning form and posture. Incorrect form and body alignment will lead to pain and stiffness immediately, or over time. Therapists will help you correct these irregularities in movement to make sure to keep you spinning for a long time, pain free!
**Bike fit and form consultations are 30 minutes for $100 and are considered wellness services only and cannot be run through your physical therapy insurance benefits.
**Please note that the Peloton fit service is currently only available in our Sherman Oaks location. In home consultations can be arranged for an additional fee, and are dependent on location from our Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills and Glendale/Montrose offices. If you would like to come in for a physical therapy assessment, these can be arranged by calling any of our offices. Contact us today!
**This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.