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Bike Fitting

Whether you are a new or experienced road rider, commuter or bike tourer, proper alignment is an important component to all cyclists. Our Physiotherapist is a Certified Bicycling Fitter who can help you by addressing the biomechanical relationship between body and bike. A bike fit enables increased comfort, improved efficiency and injury prevention. Due to the repetitive nature of cycling, even small changes in positioning can result in great benefits. A Physiotherapist who understands the human body and nature of the sport of cycling can take much of the guess work out of how to set up your bike.


Benefits of Bike Fit Assessment

  • Enhanced Comfort: A properly fitted bike minimizes discomfort and reduces the risk of pain in areas like the neck, back, shoulders, and saddle region. Riders can enjoy longer rides without experiencing discomfort or numbness.
  • Reduced Risk of Injuries: Proper bike fit aligns the rider’s body in a way that reduces stress on joints, muscles, and tendons. This can help prevent overuse injuries, such as knee pain, IT band syndrome, and lower back strain.
  • Improved Efficiency: An optimal bike fit ensures that the cyclist’s energy is efficiently transferred to the pedals, maximizing power output and minimizing energy wastage. This can lead to better speed and performance.
  • Better Aerodynamics: A well-fitted bike allows the cyclist to achieve a streamlined position, reducing air resistance and improving aerodynamics. This is particularly important for competitive cyclists and those seeking higher speeds.
  • Proper Pedaling Mechanics: A bike fit assessment ensures that the rider’s feet are correctly aligned with the pedals, reducing the risk of knee strain and optimizing pedal stroke efficiency.
  • Customized Fit: Every cyclist has unique body proportions and riding preferences. A bike fit assessment takes these factors into account, resulting in a customized fit that suits the rider’s individual needs.
  • Longer Ride Durations: An ideal bike fit reduces strain and discomfort, allowing cyclists to ride for longer durations without experiencing fatigue or discomfort.
  • Ergonomics and Biomechanics: Bike fit assessments consider the rider’s posture, flexibility, and biomechanics to create a position that promotes optimal comfort and performance.
  • Confidence: Knowing that your bike is properly fitted to your body and riding style can boost your confidence on the road or trail, leading to a more enjoyable and fulfilling cycling experience.

Who Should Consider a Bike Fit Assessment:

  • Cyclists of all levels, from casual riders to competitive athletes
  • Individuals experiencing discomfort or pain while cycling
  • Those preparing for long-distance rides, races, or triathlons
  • Cyclists who have recently purchased a new bike


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Meet Our Certified Bike Fitter



Alex is originally from Cambridge, U.K. He began his health and fitness career as a personal trainer and sports massage therapist in 2008. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Health, as well as a Masters in Physiotherapy. Alex relocated to Vancouver in 2017.

As a registered physiotherapist, Alex enjoys treating patients with sports injuries. He has a special interest in running injuries, ACL rehabilitation, and return to play. Alex is an avid runner, competing in ultra-marathons. He uses his knowledge and expertise in running within his physiotherapy practice. He offers his patients running assessments with the aim of keeping his runners injury-free.

Alex is very passionate about the importance of early physiotherapy intervention as well as the value of injury prevention. He uses a variety of evidence based treatment modalities, primarily hands on and exercise prescription, that is individualized to each patient.
Outside of Launch Rehab, Alex enjoys running, weight lifting, soccer, hiking, and cycling.