Video Analysis for Cyclists
Cycling at MSU
Variables with cycling involve differences in bike geometry, shapes and designs. However, just as variable is the size, height, strength and flexibility of different riders. Making sure a person has the appropriate posture, strength and flexibility is essential in making the ride efficient, comfortable, and more importantly—fun!
What is Video Analysis?
Video analysis is a method of using video cameras to capture and record dynamic movements.
This information is taken at different angles (fore, aft and lateral views) and slowed down to detect actions that are not usually observable at normal speeds.
Computer software measures joint angles, distances and relative body positions which help in developing strategies to improve efficiency, comfort and reduction of injuries.
Scope of Video Analysis
The scope of the video analysis assessment is to help with bike adjustments and make more of an appropriate fit for individual goals.
This includes the bike modifications and, if needed, exercises to accommodate restrictions and limitations of the body.
What services are available?
Our physical therapists are experts in functional biomechanics and musculo-skeletal dysfunctions and can help identify irregularities, potential causes of injury and methods of modification.
Common Injuries Associated with Cycling
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Various forms of knee pain
- Ilio-tibial Band Syndrome
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ulnar Neuritis