“ Due to the critical importance of social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, to reduce the burden on critical health care workers and to save lives, I am only offering online video consultations until further notice. Wishing you and your loved ones good health during these challenging times. ” Lucas Owen – 30th March 2020
Reach your Cycling Potential and Ride at Your Best
Cycling Physiotherapy Centre is your cycling destination for the prevention and treatment of:
- Knee, hip and lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Foot or hand pain and numbness
- Pedalling and postural asymmetry
- Tendinopathy and overuse injuries
- Muscle strains and cramps
Our Bike-Fits use the world-leading Retul 3D Motion Capture System to optimise your:
I graduated from Latrobe University as a Physiotherapist in 2001 and gained experience in leading Sports Physiotherapy practices in Melbourne for more than a decade. I have been an avid on-road and off-road cyclist for 30 years and since establishing Cycling Physiotherapy Centre in 2007 I have utilised my cycling passion and experience to develop and refine Physiotherapy and bike-fitting services for cyclists. I have provided bike-fits for over 2000 cyclists of all ages and abilities and I look forward to helping you to ride at your best and to reach your ultimate cycling goals.
“Having assisted thousands of cyclists over my 18 years as a Physiotherapist I understand that optimal cycling performance and comfort can only be achieved by the ideal combination of physical therapy, bike-fitting and expert advice so that you and your bike will work in harmony.” Lucas Owen
The true value of my bike-fit service is my ability as a Physiotherapist to analyse your movement patterns and physical attributes, and to then combine this analysis with the Retul 3D Motion data to achieve your optimal riding position.
Rider positioning from this perspective, therefore, is a process of matching your ‘bike-fit’ with your current cycling fitness level and goals, whilst recognising that as your fitness and goals change, so too will your optimal bike fit.
Professional cyclists benefit from daily physical therapy during a race, and it is essential to prevent and treat injuries by releasing muscle tightness, restoring the natural mobility and alignment of the spine and joints, and promoting healing and recovery through stimulation of blood and lymphatic flow.
These same benefits can be experienced by cyclists of all ages and abilities, and depending upon the issue you require treatment for I utilise Physiotherapy techniques including massage, joint mobilisation, myofascial release, assisted stretching and dry needling.
Cycling is a time-intensive sport and most cyclists that I treat prioritise time on the bike over ‘cross-training’ such as core stability, flexibility or functional strength training. However, there are very real benefits that can be achieved from a personalised off-bike exercise program.
A detailed physical assessment is essential before creating any exercise program, and using my unique 36-point assessment system you will receive a tailored program to assist you to develop the mobility to sustain an optimal riding position as well as the stability to act as a foundation for effective power production and fatigue resistance.