CYCLE BYTE 3: OPTIMISING SEAT HEIGHT FOR CYCLING
The interaction between body and machine in the cyclist is a complex one as riding position directly influences power, physiological efficiency and aerodynamics. This cycle byte will outline a clinical and Biomechanical assessment strategy to determine optimal seat height during a physio bike fit.Presenter
Trish Wisbey-Roth is a Sydney based Clinical physiotherapist with both a Post graduate sports physiotherapy masters (AIS/UC) and Specialisation qualifications. She completed her Sports physiotherapy specialisation in 2009 (speciality lumbo-pelvic and hip conditions) and has been involved with Australian cycling and other sporting teams at the National, World Championship and Olympic level.
Trish’s experience in working with Cyclist’s to optimise their performance has reached to the elite level as Trish was Head Physiotherapist overseeing the Australian Women’s cycling team for 10 years. Trish also travelled extensively with the Australian Men’s, Women’s and Track cycling team to World Championships, Commonwealth Game s and Olympic Games. Through her private practice in Sydney, Trish continues to consult with recreation through to elite and international Cyclists to assess cycle specific strength/ flexibility and biomechanical adjustments to individual bike set up for optimal performance.