Colorado Medicine of Cycling bike fit conference backed by IBFI

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This year’s Medicine of Cycling Conference, set for the USA Cycling headquarters Colorado Springs in August, will once again have the backing of the International Bike Fitting Institute.

The collaboration’s continuation has one goal; to end the era of fitters entering the industry without training and focus on maximizing the knowledge of educated and experienced fitters.

The International Bike Fitting Institute recently announced that it has created a global standard certificate for bike fitters.

Running August 12th to 14th, the Medicine of Cycling conference is the largest of its kind, gathering MDs, paramedics, medical students, NPs, PAs, physical therapists, coaches, bike fitters and soigneurs, each invited to share their views on driving forward the understanding of the practice.

Led by Curtis Cramblett PT, the discussions and presentations focus on anatomic and structural understanding, available tools, learning high and low-tech techniques to serve fitters, medical experts, and coaches at every level. Professionals from pro tour teams and backroom staff are among those lined up for appearance.

You can now register to attend the conference here and you’ll find the conference schedule below.

To read bike fitting guru and CyclingIndustry.News regular Jon Iriberri’s latest column on the topic, click here.

Friday, August 12, 2016 – Bike Fit Conference

8:15 – 9:30 AM ABCs of Fitting: A Demo Fit – Steven Carre

9:30 – 10:15 AM Grand Rounds :  Evaluation and Fitting of the Cyclist a Multidisciplinary Approach – Mark Timmerman, MD; Greg Robidoux, PT; Wade Hall, Fitter

10:15 – 11:15 AM Lower Extremity Overuse Injuries: Evaluation and Fitting a Medical Perspective – Mark Timmerman, MD

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cyclist-Centered Fitting: Focusing on your cyclist’s goals – Curtis Cramblett, PT, CSCS, CFMT

12:30 PM Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM When It’s Not About the Fit – Brian Adams, PT

2:30 – 3:30 PM Barriers, Accommodations, and Interventions for “Getting Aero”

3:30 – 4:30 PM Case Studies – Participant + Facilitator Led – Bring cases to share and explore with multidisciplinary participants – Multiple Facilitators

Saturday, August 13th, 2016 – Bike Fit Confernece (Hands On/ Practical)

8:00 – 11:00 AM Foot Evaluation and Interventions: On and Off the bike – Greg Robidoux PT

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Moderator-Lead Case Studies – Paraic McGlynn, Lead Fitter Trek Factory Racing, CycloLogic

12:00 PM Break Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 PM Pelvis – Trunk – Core – Greg Choat, Strength and Conditioning Coach / Fitter