Bike Fitting Vancouver


BikeFitting with a Physio

An athlete tests his physical condition in VancouverDo you spend a great deal of time commuting on your bike? Bike is one of your primary modes of transportation? Perhaps you just got a new bike and wondering 'how do I make this bike work the best for me'? If you're looking to optimize the biomechanics of your bike, and prevent injuries, you've come to the right place.

At Van Sports Physio, we recognize the damage too much hunching or rocking can have on your soft tissues and joint(s). If you're looking to optimize your cycling experience and reach your cycling goals faster and without injury, you've come to the right place.

Have knee pain? A bad back? These might be caused by training on a poorly fit bike. If you're looking to prevent future injuries, getting your cycling properly analyzed could be super helpful.

Our Bike Fit services will optimize your five points of contact : saddle, feet, and hands, and streamline your biomechanics, accordingly.

BikeFit service is performed by our registered Physiotherapist, with clinical expertise on repetitive injuries, body mechanics, and communicating with our clients on what's what on injury risk.  Our BikeFit service is not performed by a Bike Mechanic with some body knowledge, but a Physio with some bike 'fiddling' knowledge 🙂

In the Bike Fit session, we look at (& adjust)

  • Saddle position / height
  • cleat position (if cleat is used)
  • handlebar & stem

Goal is to provide more knowledge and education on how to optimize your body on a bike, secondarily, optimize knee, hip, back, shoulder / arm angles and positions. Discuss pro's and con's of adjustments and make a decision with the client for optimizing mechanics and reducing overload risk.

Lastly, the bike is an equipment (like running shoes for runners, golf clubs for golfers).  Our Bike Fit service is guided by belief that :

  1. The Bike can be OPTIMIZED to help performance and the body.
  2. The body (the client & training decisions) has kazillion times more significant impact on cause of injury, injury prevention principles, rehab'ing from biking injury compared to bike set-up alone.

If you are interested in a Bike Fitting session with our physio, please e-mail to arrange a session.

Proper Bike Fitting

A properly fitted bike can optimize your comfort, endurance, and enhance your overall performance.

Benefits of Dynamic Cycling Analysis

A dynamic cycling analysis process is designed to assess your joint positions during the pedal cycle and discuss the pro's & con's.  The educational process involves making adjustments based on your specific and particular need and body history (including previous & current injuries, 'weak' points to 'off-load', etc).

With our in-house stationary bike and equipment, we'll analyze your cycling, have many educational discussions and make the adjustment fit to your needs so you can cycle with confidence.

Injury Prevention

One of the wonderful things about having you + bike analyzed is our ability to point out problem areas ahead of time.  If we notice an imbalance in your pedal stroke or something that we believe are higher risk for injury, identifying it and having an educated plan is the best bet. A proper bike fit and analysis will give you the confidence you need to level up your cycling experience.

Comfort & Performance

If you're hoping to cycle for years to come, it's important you have a comfortable and positive experience on your bike.  Because biking is such a repetitive sport, it's very helpful to have your bike lined up with your body to reduce injury risk.  Whether you enjoy biking throughout the Lower Mainland or commuting in our concrete jungle, figuring out how a properly fit bike feels is a necessary process for optimizing the comfort of your biking experience.

Increase Confidence

Intimidated by the cyclists you see blazing the bike trails of Vancouver, BC? They sure look like they know what they're doing! If you're keen to up your cycling confidence, getting a dynamic analysis can increase your knowledge of both your body and the bike's dynamics. Understanding adds to your intuition and confidence while riding.

Like they say, knowledge is power!

For further information, please contact the clinic at 604.661.8878 or email

Van Sports & Physiotherapy

Address: 625 Howe St #521, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T6

Phone: (604) 661-8878


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  • I've seen Siobhan (physiotherapist) for 6 months, she's excellent! The different injuries I've had in my knee and hip have improved notoriously with the treatment. She's very clear in explaining what is happening with your body (for me education is important so you can manage your injuries properly), giving you a variety of exercises to do at home and answering all your possible questions. I feel very well-cared for and I'm super grateful for such a positive impact on my health. I'd recommend her 100%!

    - Laura

  • Used to see Michael for a running injury - he was fantastic and worked with me diligently to get to the root cause of the problem opposed to quick fixes I've experienced at other physio clinics. Will be visiting the VanSports physiotherapist team again this week for a separate concern. Communication is always fantastic with incredibly quick response times for all inquiries. All team members are friendly, seem down to earth, genuinely interested in helping you and create a relaxed yet professional environment. Side note, the location is great being downtown Vancouver.

    - Claire

  • Mariana was so knowledgeable and caring. I felt so taken care of from start to finish as she was thoughtful in her physiotherapy treatment recommendations. Lee at reception was also super friendly and made my experience enjoyable!

    - Stephanie

  • Mariana is an excellent and professional physiotherapist. The physio clinic is very well located in Vancouver , modern and equipped. Best experience I could have asked for.

    - Gustavo

  • Having spasm for 2 weeks and seeing a couple of physiotherapists and massage therapists, Van Sports was the last and best solution! Mariana did magic! Definitely recommend her and Van sports and will come back again!

    - Mahkia

  • I’m relatively new to Van Sports and physiotherapy but I’m so glad I found Yvonne. The level of care has been fantastic and the clinic is very welcoming. I’d have no hesitation in recommending this amazing Vancouver physio clinic to anyone in need of first class help. Yvonne has given me answers to my knee problems I didn’t know I needed - she’s awesome!

    - Sharon