Bike Fitting

A proper bike fitting is essential to a comfortable ride and the prevention of injury.

A proper bike fitting is essential to a comfortable ride and the prevention of injury. Dr. Stebbing approaches bike fittings with a combination of postural evaluation and recommendations for changes in bike position, as well as exercises targeting areas of weakness.

A proper bike fit is essential to a comfortable ride and the prevention of injury. Trained by Trek and Serrota, Dr. Stebbing approaches bike fittings with a postural evaluation both on and off the bike and recommendations for changes in bike position, as well as exercises targeting areas of weakness. Her approach is ideal for riders recovering from injury, those looking for a new bike, and experienced riders wanting to fine-tune their existing equipment.

At times, discomfort is related to the rider's body rather than the bike. Dr. Stebbing evaluates and treats the musculoskeletal skeletal system prior to evaluating the rider's position on the bike.

The comfort of an individual rider requires the correct size bicycle frame as well as proper adjustments at the seat, handle bar, and pedal interfaces. At times, discomfort is related to the rider’s body rather than the bike. Dr. Stebbing evaluates and treats the musculoskeletal system prior to evaluating the rider’s position on the bike. If bicycle adjustments are needed, she makes recommendations accordingly. Dr. Stebbing works in collaboration with bike retailers and fitters in the area.

Zack describes years of discomfort  in his lateral thighs and hips while riding. Evaluation reveals forefoot instability not fully addressed by his current orthotics. An additional layer of foam padding was strategically placed, immediately improving his forefoot control. Trigger points in his hips were also treated, fully resolving his pain.

Luisa is 32 year old Cat 3 rider. She has been competing all summer in crits. Recently, Luisa has been experiencing low back pain. Despite tweaking her bike position, the pain continues.  She was evaluated and found to have tight psoas muscles. Luisa was treated with osteopathic manipulation, and felt a benefit immediately.

Ron, a 26 year old graduate student, bought a bicycle on E-bay and is having some discomfort in his hip. His bicycle fit was evaluated, and seat and stem altered to accommodate for the frame, which was too large.

Ed is a 49 year old engineer who is having trouble deciding which stem to use for the mount of his handlebars. After assessing his body type and riding style, the proper stem was selected and adjusted, allowing for a more comfortable, enjoyable ride.