Athlete Performance Screening

CYCLING

CYCLING Screen and Bike-Fit

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With a performance bike fit at grandstand you will be fitted by a qualified bike fitter and physiotherapist. This allows us to combine an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and physiology, with a detailed understanding of cycling biomechanics and bike fit science.  This combination of experience means we are able to achieve the optimal position for cycling performance, while taking into account your individual anatomy to reduce the risk of Injury, improve comfort and find the optimal position specific to you.

Who would benefit from a bike fit?

  • Anyone looking to increase their comfort while cycling
  • Anyone looking to improve their efficiency or power production cycling
  • Anyone who has an injury or pain brought on by cycling
  • Anyone looking to reduce their risk  of injuries
  • Anyone with a new bike or recent equipment changes

What does a bike fit Involve?

  • History taking-including riding experience, injuries/areas of discomfort, racing/training goals.
  • Specialised Cycle Specific Screening- identifying injury risk factors and examining functional strength and range of motion
  • Dynamic riding assessment with multi-view video analysis
  • Changes to bike set up, hands on physiotherapist and exercise prescription where required

By the end of the appointment, we will come up with a position that gives you the best combination of reduced injury risk, maximum power output, and aerodynamics.

RUNNING

RUNNING

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A running specific screen is designed for runners who want to run faster with less risk of injury. It will identify any physical limitations or technical flaws that may be holding the runner back from achieving their full potential.

Who would benefit from a run screen?

  • New/Beginner runners who are looking to start running safely, reduce their risk of injury, get advice on how to start training and good running form
  • Runners who have had injuries or recurring niggles from running, and looking to identify the source of their problem or any contributing facts that could be
  • Competitive runners looking to improve performance and running pace trough technical improvements and exercises to improve running specific strength

What the screening process involves

  • Thorough history taking to identify any areas of previous injury, current training volume, and future training and racing goals
  • Physical assessment of your range of motion and  functional strength, specific to th requirements for optimal running
  • Real time biomechanical treadmill assessment and video analysis
  • Running specific exercise prescription and running technique advice and cueing to improve your running efficiency

We don’t want to treat your injury!  We have done that before… a lot.

Our experience with endurance athletes has repeatedly demonstrated that most injuries could have been avoided if they were identified much earlier.

As an athlete, we can help you become aware of small signs that an injury is around the corner, allowing you to avoid it rather than lose precious training time.

Our screening protocol is designed specifically for you, the endurance athlete.

Utilising the latest information in athlete screening, our testing aims to identify any possible injury precursors so that you don’t lose any training time to injury. Once identified, we can advise you on how to best manage the issue, whether it be through equipment modification or corrective exercise. We consult directly with your coaches to minimise disruption to your training goals.

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