I have always been into biomechanics
, maybe that's what got me into physical therapy.
At work I look closely at the biomechanics
of the diabetic foot and how musculoskeletal deformities
along with peripheral neuropathy
lead to non-healing foot ulcers. It can be quite a challenge to heal a planter surface ulcer while keeping someone mobile.
Over the last few weeks I have been recovering from my BC/wisdom tooth/infection debacle
and am just starting to get back to riding regularly. I have used this break to overhaul my personal cycling biomechamics
including bike fit and pedaling technique. Over the years I have slowly altered my mechanics in response to injury, bike changes, and compensation to the point that I was not as efficient
as I could be and actually
more prone to injury.
With the help of Tom at Wobblenaught
I am now starting at ground zero with a position on the bike that allows me a more efficient
pedal stroke and recruits more of the lower extremity musculature including the hip flexors
and hamstrings and a pedaling technique that takes advantage of the better position. More muscles driving the bike = less load on any one muscle group (quads). It has been a challenge and I have never had to focus so much while riding on a flat straight road but after about 1 week of consistent riding I am starting to see the benefits. This invest now will pay huge dividends in the future.
If anyone else is interested in working with Tom for a Wobblenaught
bike fit and technique evaluation he will coming to my house in the near future. We plan to do some more Dartfish
video feedback and I can schedule some time for him to do some fits/consultation. They take about 2 hours each.
Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can provide you with some details.