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Bicycling is a form of recreation, rehabilitation, and transportation. Bicycling should play an important role with population health. The inclusion of bicyclist evaluation to the physical therapy practice makes good sense. Bicycling is a form of "gait", it is movement. It is well established that irregularities of gait or movement are causal factors of movement disorders. It is no different with a bicyclist and their bicycle equipment. A bicyclist with a bicycle related movement disorder should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist to assess and treat root cause of movement disorder. One should argue that treating a bicyclist without observing their equipment and the use of their equipment is incomplete and inefficient treatment. This course will describe and demonstrate best practices for Physical Therapists clinical work with bicyclists. This course will provide and demonstrate effective treatment interventions for the bicyclist.

Patients/clients should bring their bicycling equipment associated with injury/episode of care for evaluation. Evaluation of bicyclists' equipment requires special equipment, basic evaluation tools, bicycle tools, the mechanical knowledge of how to use them, and the use of basic adaptive/bicycle equipment (stems, saddles, seatposts, pedals, etc).

This course will provide a historical perspective of "bike fit", bicycle positioning as it relates to the physical therapy profession. It will charge the physical therapy profession to consider bicycle-related niche practices. This will allow the public to lean more towards and trust the physical therapy profession to effectively manage their bicycle movement needs as it relates neurological and musculoskeletal issues.

The course will conclude with a lab session that demonstrates basic evaluative and intervention strategies.

Delivery Schedule (All times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time)

Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Session 1:

    1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. History of Clinical Bicycle Work; Bicycle “Anatomy”

    2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

    2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Break

    Session 2:

    3 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Bicycle Posture; Bicycle Function/Biomechanics

    4:15 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

    4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday, October 23, 2021

  • Session 3:

    9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Clinical Evaluation Elements

    10:45 a.m.-11 a.m. Questions and Answers

    11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Break

    Session 4:

    11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. LAB-Putting It All Together

    12:45 p.m.-1 p.m. Questions and Answers

    1 p.m. Adjourn

Meet our Presenter

Erik Moen, PT. Erik has been a proud American Physical Therapy Association member since October 1990. He is a 1992 Physical Therapy graduate of the University of Washington. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Research from Pacific Lutheran University (1989). Erik holds active memberships in the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy and the Private Practice Section. He owns and operates Corpore Sano Physical Therapy in Kenmore WA. His primary practice is with bicyclists and extremity rehabilitation. Erik owns and operates BikePT. BikePT is a continuing education program for the Physical Therapy profession. He has been teaching bicycling niche practice to the physical therapy profession since 1993. His education programs have inspired numerous PTs from around North America to pursue bicycle niche practices.

Erik has been an active and involved member in the APTA. He has held various governance roles, student representative to state boards and House of Delegates, APTA committee member, APTA task force member, Chief Delegate, Delegate, and Washington Chapter President. He was consulted for APTA's Physical Therapy Month campaign of "Bike Fit, Bike Right".

Erik is a lifetime bicyclist. His bicycling involvement has included racer (road, track, cyclocross, mountain bike), coach, soigneur/physio, team director, bike shop employee, author, speaker, consultant and paracycling classifier. His most current work with bicycling is through paracycling and paracycling classification. He is a national classifier with USA Paracycling and an international classifier with International Cycling Union (UCI). He currently holds an appointment to the UCI classification committee with specialty in technical aspects of paracycling.

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Completion Instructions

Attend the live sessions or review the recordings of such, complete the assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save your certificate

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Erik Moen, PT

Learning objectives

  1. Describe basic endurance bicycling posture.
  2. Describe basic bicycling function (pedaling, bicycle handling).
  3. Be able to list necessary equipment for evaluation of the bicyclist.
  4. Demonstrate basic static evaluation of the bicyclist.
  5. Demonstrates basic dynamic evaluation of a bicyclist.
  6. Be able to make reasonable accommodations/recommendations to improve a bicyclist’s condition.
  7. Be able to prescribe effective forms of adaptive exercise for the improved tolerance of bicycling.

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Total credits:  0.6
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Enrollment:Prior to  12/31/2023
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