Science of Cycling: ‘Physio Bikefit’ Level 1&2

Melbourne 26-27 October 2019

A 2 day course presenting the ‘all-you-need-to-know’ of Cycling Related Injury Management, and how you can realistically make Cycling Assessment a part of your everyday practice.

Cycling is a complex interaction between man and machine, and so both the body and the bike need to be included in a clinical reasoning process, aimed at injury management and prevention, as well as improved performance.

Knowledge of bike set-up and movement analysis are essential for cycling assessment and the Science of Cycling will present a clinical framework to guide your practice and process. The weekend lectures give an overview of the scientific literature related to cycling injury including; injury epidemiology, cycling kinematics, rehabilitation strategies and performance optimisation.

The Physio Bikefit component is the assessment of the body and the bike, an essential ingredient to good management of the cyclist.

Level 2 involves analysis and assessment of the cycling body with a view to explaining aetiology of pain and injury and guiding rehabilitation. Technology and Case studies will be discussed.

Modules and Lecture

Level 1 – 7 hours Lecture, Demonstration and Practical

  • Epidemiology of Cycling Injury: Elite and Recreational
  • A Systematic Review of Factors Associated with Cycling Overuse Injury
  • Kinematics and Muscle Activation in Cycling – How to push the Pedals
  • Analysis of the Cycling Kinetic Chain – ‘Mastering Load’
  • ‘Physio BikeFit’ – An analysis of the Evidence Base
  • ‘Physio BikeFit’ – Practical ‘How To’
  • ‘Physio BikeFit’ – Musculoskeletal Screening Template

Level 2 – 6 hours Lecture, Demonstration and Practical

  • A Model for Overuse Injury in Cycling – Aetiology and Management
  • Rehabilitation Principles in Cycling Injury
  • Rehabilitation Practical Demonstration
  • Rehabilitation Practical Workshop – Group Exercise
  • Clinical Reasoning in Cycling Assessment and Management
  • Case Studies in Cycling Injury
  • Technology in Cycling Analysis ‘in Clinic’
  • Integrating ‘Physio BikeFit’ into a Business Model
  • Questions and Summary

Level 1 & 2 – Saturday & Sunday $820 (Early Bird – $720 before 13th September)
Level 2 – Sunday $420* (Early Bird – $370 before 13th September)

* Can only be completed if you have attended a Level 1 Science of Cycling Physio BikeFit course (or equivalent) previously.


Saturday 26: 9am-5pm
Sunday 27: 9am-4pm
There will be opportunity for morning rides

Email for a registration form or to find out more.

Paul Visentini

Specialist Physiotherapist

Paul is a SPECIALIST SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST (FACP), one of only seven physiotherapists in Victoria with this clinical specialty, and a MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPIST TITLEHOLDER. He is a director of Physiosports Brighton and has been a practicing physiotherapist for 20 years.

Paul has provided services to the Melbourne Tigers NBL basketball team (1998-2005), Collegians Football Club (2001-), EPS, AFS, Mercury Multisport and Tr-Response triathlon squads, Southern Saints Netball Club (2009-), and the Brighton Grammar Boat Club (2002-).

He has been a clinical tutor in the Melbourne & Latrobe University Masters in Sports Physiotherapy courses, and a member of the Victorian Institute of Sport Patellar Tendon study group.

Paul has a special interest in the lower back/pelvis, overuse injuries of the lower limb, as well as the assessment of bike set-up and its relationship to injury.

Dr Rodrigo Bini

Rodrigo Bini, PhD, is a Lecturer and researcher in Exercise and Sports Biomechanics at La Trobe University – Bendigo Campus in Australia. Currently, Rodrigo is an associate Editor of the Journal of Science and Cycling and the Human Movement journal. He also is a member of the Editorial Board of the Sports Biomechanics journal, the Journal of Sports Sciences and the European Journal of Sport Science. Rodrigo is also one of the editors and authors of many chapter on the book “Biomechanics of Cycling”, published in 2014. Rodrigo published over 60 articles, the majority involving studies on sports biomechanics.