Bike-Friendly Physical Therapy: Keeping the Public in the Saddle
Section: Section on Women's Health
Session Code: WH-2A-3633
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio
Room: Lone Star Salon C
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic
National rates of bicycling are on the rise as cities, businesses, and urban areas are embracing the health and economical benefits of a 'car-less' lifestyle. With this global increase in bicycling infrastructure and daily bike commuters, physical therapists have a unique opportunity to assist this population due to the high prevalence of repetitive stress/strain and posture-related injury and pain that riders experience on the bike. The purpose of this lecture is to address the growing trends in urban and city bicycling, the commonplace of cycling-related injury, identify common cycling injuries at all levels of riding, and the role of the physical therapist in managing this growing population. The speakers will also profile out office, Pedal PT, as an example of how we manage this unique, growing population in one of the highest bicycling volume areas in the United States.
1. Describe the trends in cycling infrastructure, daily ridership, and the rise in the urban cycling/bike commuters.
2. Identify common cycling-related injury and syndromes, and their current management.
3. Describe the opportunities, limitations, and underutilized role of the physical therapist in managing cyclists, and how Pedal PT manages this population.
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