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Three Reasons Cyclists Benefit From Physiotherapy

When it comes to the world’s top performing athletes, nobody trains harder than cyclists. To be prepared for long, gruelling cycle races often takes months of preparation and the training can leave them physically and mentally exhausted. Still, they must train for many hours every day if they are going to be successful in their upcoming race.

     From the first day of training, to the day after race day, the stress cyclists put on their bodies is incredible. Not being able to recover from a workout or getting injured due to overexertion can put any cyclist’s career on hold. To avoid this, cyclists typically see a physiotherapist who can help them train properly and provide a therapeutic sports massage to soothe sore muscles and help them heal faster.

With that in mind, we are going to take a look at some ways cyclists can benefit from professional physiotherapy sessions:

Sports Massage- cyclists work their muscles hard and after a rigorous training session, their muscles need to be able to recover. A physiotherapist can provide sports massage therapy that will help their muscles do just that. Sports massage will not only help muscles recover faster, but it can help prepare those muscles for the next training session.

Improved Base Fitness- for cyclists who want to compete in road races, base fitness is important. Without a good base, many cyclists wouldn’t even be able to train in the gym or on the road. Most training programmes often begin 4 months before a race and cyclist have a lot of training to do in that time. Physiotherapists can design an effective workout that will help cyclists get the most efficiency from their training while still focusing on results.

Create An Effective Training Plan- we all know that going to the gym to work out without a plan is less effective than having a structured workout programme which focuses on specific needs and muscle groups. This is especially true for cyclists and a trained physiotherapist can develop an effective training plan that will help cyclists set goals and create a workout routine which will enable them to reach those goals safely and efficiently.

Contact Physio Comes to You

     To learn more ways physiotherapy can aid cyclists, contact Physio Comes To You today and speak with a physiotherapy specialist who can answer any questions you might have.

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