What To Do About Cycling Neck Pain Injuries

Tyler Dumont, physiotherapist, discusses What To Do About Cycling Neck Pain Injuries.

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Tyler Dumont, physiotherapist, discusses What To Do About Cycling Neck Pain Injuries.
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Featuring Tyler Dumont, BPE, BScPT, MSc

What To Do About Cycling Neck Pain Injuries Duration:  46 seconds

A common bike fit issue that can contribute to neck pain is having the handlebars too low or too far away.

So we can adjust that stem and bring the handlebars into the proper position so there's less neck strain. The other thing to consider is your helmet and your sunglasses. If you're wearing a heavy helmet or if the helmet has a visor that could potentially impair your line of sight and you might lift your head just that little bit more to see where you're going.

Also with sunglasses the frame occasionally can block your line of sight and make you tip your head just a few degrees. But that can add up and contribute to neck pain.

If you suspect you have trouble with your handlebar positioning, I would see a certified bike fitter or a physiotherapist who does bike fits. They'll help get that handlebar in the right spot to take stress off your neck

Video produced in conjunction with HealthChoicesfirst and Tyler Dumont, BPE, BScPT, MSc

Presenter: Mr. Tyler Dumont, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.