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Why You Need Shorter Cranks!

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Shorter cranks not only solve many bike fit problems, they also have been proven to benefit the key performance measure that all cyclists desire - more power! More and more research now shows that when cyclists change to shorter cranks on their bikes, they not only reduce the effects of hip joint restriction, but they can get more aero, actually pr...
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Fix Cycling Foot Pain

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Pain, burning, tingling and numbness are common foot complaints for cyclists. A better innersole/ footbed can make the world of difference.
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How to get on and off your bike more easily

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Many cyclists with flexibility issues or injury problems find it uncomfortable getting on and off their bike. Here we look at a few different methods that might make this an easier task! 
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Knee or Hip Pain On The Bike? Try this test!

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Many cyclists suffer from pain at the front of their knee or the side of their hip. Often this can be traced back to weakness of a key hip stabilising muscle. This Step Down Test can show up weakness of the Gluteus Medius muscle and in the second part of this video I demonstrate a simple exercise to help fix the problem.
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How To Fix Patella Tendonitis

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Patella Tendonitis, or as it is more accurately called - Patella Tendonopathy, is a common injury for athletes involved in jumping sports, but can also affect endurance athletes such as runners and cyclists. Here I take a look at what causes and contributes to these tendon problems, and what is the best way to deal with the issue. 
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How to find your sit-bone width to help you choose the most suitable bike saddle

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Work out the width of your sit bones with this simple technique, to help you choose the most suitable bike saddle
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Adrian Barei available for consultations at Modbury Physio

In addition to his Podium Physio practice, APA Sports Physiotherapist Adrian Barei will be taking over ownership of Modbury Physio in June 2021 and commencing consultations. This clinic provides long appointments (1 hour initial consults and 30 minute subsequent consults) to make sure that you get the greatest benefit from each session.&n...
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Mountain Bike Fitting for Comfort and Performance

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If you are not comfortable on your Mountain Bike, or have an injury from riding, a bike fit at Podium Physio can help.
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Information for your initial appointment

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How To Wax Your Bike Chain

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Using a waxed chain system on your bike is cleaner, more energy (watt) saving, longer lasting and cheaper in the long run. But what is the process of waxing a chain? This video provides a step by step demonstration. Note that when transitioning to a wax system, your cassette, derailleur and chain rings must be first cleaned and free ...
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How to fix Tennis Elbow

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Identification, causes, treatment and rehabilitation of Tennis Elbow 
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Don't pay too much for a bike workstand

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When I was looking for a bike maintenance stand, I saw that most were advertised for well over $100. So I put my thinking cap on, did some research, and set about making my own. I've taken a commercially available saw horse, added two platforms, created a mounting system for the front fork, and voila! Yes you could make one of these yourself, but w...
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Strength Training for Cyclists - What a Sports Physio does

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Many cyclists now understand the benefits of performing strength training as part of their overall program. Using free weights is one of the best ways to develop strength and power, to rehabilitate and condition injured areas, and to provide some variety to an otherwise heavily cardio based regime. Here I demonstrate some of the exercises that I do...
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How to Fix Pins and Needles and Numbness in your Hands from Cycling

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If you get tingling and numbness or pain in your hands while cycling, what can you do to fix the problem? Here Adrian Barei from Podium Physio looks at a number of methods to reduce compression of the nerves in your hands and reduce your symptoms 
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Causes of Hand Pins and Needles and Pain in Cyclists

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Do you get tingling, numbness or pain in your hands when you cycle? Find out why this happens and how to fix it. 
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How can 3D motion sensor technology help solve your cycling injury?

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In order to best treat and manage an injury, it is vital to understand what is causing the problem. Without a thorough assessment and diagnosis, a targeted treatment strategy is not possible. So how can you achieve this when the cause of an injury is an activity that happens out on the road, far away from the physio clinic? Using the latest technol...
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The Researcher behind the Uni SA Cycling and Recovery clinical trial - Noah D'Unienville

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I've just completed the Uni SA Cycling and Recovery clinical trial, and took the opportunity to interview the PhD student behind the research, Noah D'Unienville. He explains his academic progress towards his PhD, what participants in the study actually do, and why cyclists might choose to get involved.  The Uni SA Cycling Training Recovery Stu...
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I've just finished the hardest 2 week block of cycling training I've ever attempted. Here is what happened...

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Earlier in the year I enrolled in the Uni SA Cycling and Recovery clinical trial looking at the recuperative benefits of certain foods in endurance training. Participants are divided into 2 groups. Group 1 is given almonds, sultanas and cranberries to snack on each day and group 2 is given oat bars instead. The study has 3 phases of cycling tr...
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Wrap up of the 2019 Tour de Cure Discovery Tour

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The 2019 Tour de Cure Discovery Tour was an amazing experience. We covered almost 400 km by bike in only 3 days. The event was very well planned and carried out. The accomodation was very comfortable, the catering was absolutely outstanding (seriously restaurant quality food), the coffee was awesome and feee-flowing, and spirits were high...
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Power Point Slides from "The Cyclist's Unfair Advantage"

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​For all of the attendees at my recent fundraising event "The Cyclist's Unfair Advantage", here are the 3 Power Point presentations from the night. Enjoy your recap! Schedule File Name: Cycling-Injuries-Presentation File Size: 1.7 mb Download File Treatment, Maintenance and Prevention of Common Cycling Injuries - Adrian Barei, Sports Physiotherapis...
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