WA SportsMed Physiotherapy offers a unique and comprehensive service for Cyclists, Triathletes and Mountain Bikers of all ages and abilities. Riders can benefit from the expertise of a Physiotherapist with hands on 'bike' experience, in both the assessment of bike positioning and the riders biomechanics.
Having commenced Bike fitting in 2000, Sports Physiotherapist Leon Vogels has a wealth of bike fitting experience including:
Mentorship under the watchful eye of then Australian Institute of Sport Biomechanist Brian MacLean
Previously completing the Retul training course
Being Physiotherapist for Professional teams (Such as Davitamon-Lotto, now Jumbo-Visma)
Being current preferred provider for WAIS Cycling.
Our bike fitting Physiotherapists are able to relate to real life bike issues including parts, sizing/pricing, athlete goals and the athlete 'psyche.'
Bike fitting is always a combination of rider measurement, flexibility and strength and this interaction with the five contact points on the bicycle. A blended approach where performance and comfort are goals and the body is taken into consideration is used. Therefore WA SportsMed Bike Set Up can help a rider get the most out of their body, allowing them to be more efficient and powerful on the bike, while still considering each individual's flexibility and strength limits.
*Please note: Leon is happy to discuss, where appropriate, queries relating to bike set ups and recommendations outside of appointments. However, due to increasing time spent on these, a small fee will now apply - $20 per 10 minute block.
What is included?
The Bike Set Up and Biomechanical Assessment involves a two hour consult which includes:
- Measurement of flexibility
- Video assessment of position
- Measurement of the bicycle, and
- Measurement of the rider fit to the bicycle
An electronic assessment of position and required changes will be supplied.
If necessary a follow-up visit for tasks to increase flexibility, control and strength can be organised.
If fine tuning is required it can be done at a reduced rate within two months of the initial fit.
Where are we?
231 Bulwer Street cnr Lake Street
(inside Chaotic Energy Gym)
Perth, WA 6000
Please call the clinic to book your Bike Fit 08 6311 9787
*For an initial Bike Fit you will be required to pay a $55 deposit at the time of booking. This is a part of the total cost of the appointment and is fully refundable should you need to reschedule or cancel up to 24 hours prior to day of appointment. This will be considered a cancellation fee and charged to you should you cancel within 24 hours or not attend your appointment.
Bike fits are only available on Wednesdays & Fridays
Wednesday 1pm - 4pm
Fridays: 7am to 1pm
We are unable to do bike fit outside of these times. If you try to book other times, your appointment will be rescheduled.
Allow approximately 2 hours (90minutes for a youth/ under 18 bike fit)
Returning with another Bike? (Follow Up Visits)
Allow 90 minutes
Cleat fitting is 45 minutes. You will need your bike and your old shoes with the old cleats (as they were installed preferably)
PLEASE CALL OUR FRIENDLY RECEPTION STAFF TO BOOK: FOLLOW UP, CLEAT FITTING or PRE BIKE FIT APPOINTMENTS 08 6311 9787
Costs / Fee
The initial cost is $350
Follow up visits are $250
Youth Bike Fit (U/18) $275 - New Item!
Cleat fitting $137
i.e. For each extra bike add 90 minutes time to the appointment time plus $250.
Health Rebates may apply to all above costs.
Health Care Rebates & final payments can be done on the day of your appointment.
If fine tuning to an initial Bike Fit is required it can be done at a rate determined by the treating Physiotherapist.
What you need to do for your appointment:
Make sure your bike is clean (including cleats), adjustable (ie no stuck seat posts) and in good working order.
Remove Extra Accessories
It is preferable that all saddle bags/brackets/panniers etc removed as this might slow down the adjustment process.
Bring Referral Letters / Medical Info
Bring any relevant information from other treating practitioners, referral letters or relevant imaging findings.
Wear Your Bike Clothing
Wear the clothes you usually ride in, preferably with the knee showing. For women please have hair tied back.
Other Bike Components?
Bring in all your other possible components you might be wondering if you should be using – i.e. spare saddles/stems
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will forward them to Leon who will get back to you ASAP.