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PT&Knees please?(4 posts)

PT&Knees please?jjdbike
Dec 14, 2002 11:03 AM
Can anyone plaese give me the name & # of a PT that specializes in cyclists knees that are w/in reasonable drivivng distance of S.Eastern PA i.e. Chester County? I will be very greatful. Thanks in advance.
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re: PT&Knees please?jjdbike
Dec 14, 2002 2:17 PM
OK, I know that I am asking for some very specific info & it may be unrealistic. However, I have a scrip for PT & don't know how to find one that knows about cyclists knees. I assume that I'll need help dialing in my bike for good biomechanics as well as some exerciese & stretches to help balance out my strength & flexibility. I have condomialsia (spelling?) and several other minor problems that together add up to significant problems. I am 37 & want to"get serious" this season & need to do it smartly. Can anyone offer ANY advice Please?
Thanks again!
re: I'm nowhere's near ya but...Akirasho
Dec 14, 2002 6:29 PM
... you might mention this to your family doc, or whoever wrote the script... and see if they've any recommendations...

Likewise, pick the fertile minds of your local cycling community (at the LBS, racers or your local cycling club) to see who's "hot"... that's what I did and found an excellent surgeon (who is a cyclist and carves on many a local cyclist) who could also recommend excellent PT (only a couple of the therapist were cyclist, but all were well versed in sports rehab).

True dat, you'd benefit greatly from proper biomechanics from the getgo... but any physical limitations you might have must also be part of the equation... it doesn't help your cause to have a bike perfectly dialed in by the numbers if it killz your kneez in the process (I've had to make a few accomodations to continue to click over a pedal).

Good luck!

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re: I'm nowhere's near ya but...jjdbike
Dec 15, 2002 11:45 AM
Thanks for the reply. I have got to start doing some phone work. I am also going to get an appointment w/ a bike fit expert to take a look at me on my rig. Thanks again & take care.