Dr. Jason Berry, a Sports Chiropractor at Pure Healthcare in Albany, wants to help you ride faster and stronger. Having the right bike set up is critical to be in efficient and injury free on your bike. As Dr. Jason puts it… “I’m here to tell you that cycling shouldn’t be a pain in the neck or butt, and if you’re in pain you are less likely to enjoy it or reach you true potential.”
Correct bike set up is crucially important in helping to take the strain off the spine, hips, knees, ankles, and feet This can prevent problems such as low back pain, neck pain, numbness and tingling in the hands/feet, ITBS (Iliotiibal Band Syndrome) and other common overuse injuries in cyclists. The following are a few of the most important and easiest ways to optimize your work on the bike. Until you get your spine and feet moving correctly, joint and muscle discomfort will start up, return, or may never go away completely. Being out of alignment on your bike will also make you weaker and slower. Who better to tell you about bike and spine mechanics than a sports Chiropractor like Dr. Jason. So, here are his tips for optimal performance on your bike.