Identification and Treatment of Cycling Disorders: On and Off the Bike

Name of Sponsors
Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Kaiser San Ramon Physical Therapy

Instructor(s) / Speaker
Curtis Cramblett, PT, CFMT, CSCS, CAFS

Target Audience
Physical Therapists

Course Level

Course Description:

This course will provide clinicians with the necessary tools to perform a comprehensive analysis of cyclists both on and off the bike. This will allow them to identify and treat some of the most common cycling disorders.  Participants will then be instructed in strategies to help the cyclist heal.  Intervention instructions include on-bike interventions including accommodated fit and biomechanics retraining and off-bike interventions including exercise and manual therapy.

The instructor will break down the critical phases of cycling, and relate abnormal biomechanics to common overuse injuries and performance issues.

By the completion of this course, participants will be prepared to perform a comprehensive cycling evaluation with an assessment of whether the cyclist’s complaint is coming from the fit or coming from the body. Participants will also leave with some interventional tools to solve the cyclist’s problem.

Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand a client goal-centered evaluation and intervention process (on and off bike interventions)
    2. Understand an “Evidence-based” fitting process that includes “feedback loop / hypothesis testing” model of cycling analysis and interventions
    3. Identify and understand efficient and aberrant biomechanics of cycling and learn how to use the evidence-based fitting process to help identify which areas of inefficiencies are driving a cyclist’s complaints
    4. Understand common complaints and potential on and off bike interventions, including:
      1. Specific bike fit ‘solutions’ / accommodations for some common complaints.
      2. Off-bike interventions, including – Hands-on and Exercise strategies for improved mobility
      3. Off-bike interventions including – Exercise strategies for strength and coordination
      4. The difference between an accommodated fit and an optimal position fit and how to find the balance between the two
    5. Understand how to integrate your findings from the physical and on-bike cycling evaluations into actionable bike fit and treatment interventions

Course Date
September 16, 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Course Location
Kaiser Permanente – San Ramon
2300 Camino Ramon
San Ramon, CA  94583

$245 Kaiser employees
$295 non-Kaiser physical Therapists

Class Size
Max of 25

To obtain more information and register please contact:
Connie Fidel, PT
Phone:  925-413-5142

Please mail registration and payment  (Check made out to Kaiser Permanente) to:

Connie Fidel, PT
11229 Creekside Court
Dublin, CA 94568

Click here to download/print the registration form to complete and send in with your check:  Registration Form

Deadline date for registration
September 3, 2017 

Pre-registration is required.

Cancellation Policy:  All course cancellations must be submitted in writing and received at least 2 weeks prior to the course. There is no refund for cancellations after September 3, 2017. A $25 processing fee will be applied to all cancellations.

Approved # of CEU’s
0.7 CEU’s (7 Contact Hours)