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Retül, BCSM and British Cycling offer cycling injury education

Published June 4, 2014

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike fit provider Retül is working with the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and British Cycling to offer two, two-day classes on cycling injury management: one session in Boulder and one in Manchester, England. The classes are aimed at medical professionals who treat cycling injuries.

The Cycling-Specific Injury Management program includes instruction in bike fit principles that can help mitigate common cycling injuries. Each session will cover topics including physical assessment protocol for a cyclist, the interface between a rider's body and contact points on the bike, biomechanical data collection methods, data application and current research and trends in cycling injury management.

"Our goal with this program is to help professionals who are already well versed in physiology and biomechanics supplement their knowledge by learning bike fit principles," said Andy Pruitt, founder of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine. "There is a massive opportunity for medical professionals to help alleviate or prevent cycling injuries among their patients," Pruitt said.

The classes will be led by Pruit; Todd Carver, Retül's chief fit and education officer; Phil Burt, head physiotherapist for British Cycling and consultant for Team Sky; and John R. Dennis of Retül University Europe, a former physiotherapist for British Triathlon and owner of Physiohaus bike fit and physiotherapy center in the United Kingdom.

"We're very excited about the collaboration," Carver said. "Retül has worked with British Cycling and Team Sky for several years, and together we can share practical knowledge that is coming down from our work with some of the best cyclists in the world. This group also has an incredible amount of experience with local competitive athletes and weekend warriors in our communities. A strength of this program is certainly the depth of experience."

The sessions will be offered Aug. 7-8 in Boulder and Oct. 1-2 in Manchester.

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