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 assessment of individual 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.
Welcome to Matthew Bagg! Trained under the careful guidance of Leon Vogels, Matt will commence bike fitting appointmentsfrom JULY 2021. Matt has experience in bike fitting from a variety of areas including:
Being an experienced long term cyclist, having ridden a variety of different bike types and styles - BMX, Mountain, Gravel and Road. He is currently in training for the Tour of Margaret River 2021.
Being an experienced Physiotherapist, a trained Scientist, and has personal experience of return to high-level performance from serious cycling-related injury.
Integrating these skills and experiences with Leon Vogels’ approach and expertise to bike fitting - also a blend of the Retul system , AIS Biomechanics and Sports Physiotherapy.
Matt is available for bike fitting Monday and Thursday mornings starting this July.
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.
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
You can make your booking online (above) or call 08 6311 9787
Bookings days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Fridays.
Mondays: 7.00am to 12.00pm (Matt)
Tuesdays: 1.00pm to 7.00pm (Leon)
Thursdays: 7.00am to 12.00pm (Matt)
Fridays: 7.00am to 1.00pm (Leon)
We are unable to do bike fit outside of these times. If you try to book other times the appointment will be changed.
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 $115
i.e. Each extra bike is a further 90 minutes time to the appointment at an extra cost of $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 or Matt who will get back to you ASAP.