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Leading UK Orthotist Urges Tour de France Fans to Cycle Correctly


 
PRLog - Jul. 4, 2014 - YORKSHIRE, U.K. -- With the Tour de France kicking off in Yorkshire this weekend with the Grand Départ, Leeds-based sports injury clinic Technology in Motion has some words of advice for keen cyclists.

While cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit, like any other physical activity, it does carry the risk of injury. By making sure your bicycle is adjusted properly and that you’re cycling correctly, you can dramatically reduce this risk and minimise aches and pains.

The orthotic specialist has posted some information on their blog (http://www.technologyinmotion.com/blog) explaining how to cycle correctly, and how to make sure your bike is the perfect fit. Essentially, it’s about ensuring that your body is correctly aligned when cycling, which helps minimise strain on the lower body and increase the efficiency of each pedal stroke.

They do warn, however, that this position might not come easily to everyone. Biomechanical defects, sports injuries and degenerative diseases can sometimes lead to misalignment in the lower body, which makes it more difficult to assume the correct position. In this case, orthotics are recommended in order to compensate for the abnormality.

The author refers to Greg LeMond, the first non-European professional cyclist to win the Tour de Franceback in 1986. Following a series of unfortunate accidents, the American pro cyclist ended up with tendonitis, for which he required surgery. Amazingly, he went on to win a second and third race, a miraculous achievement that he believed would not have been possible without orthotics.

LeMond’s situation is not unique; nor are orthotics limited to pro cyclists and sporting heroes. With several affordable, off-the-shelf models now available, everyone can benefit from high quality orthotic solutions and look forward to many more years in the saddle.

Technology in Motion has helped thousands of patients to return to cycling with confidence, providing expert advice on a wide range of orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems. They offer a selection of quality orthotic solutions, from orthopaedic shoes to knee bracing, and can be contacted on 0330 100 1800. For more information, visit www.technologyinmotion.com (http://www.technologyinmotion.com)

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