Clinical Bike Fitting and the Treatment of Cycling Related Overuse Injuries

A 2-day course intended to teach the biomechanics of cycling, proper bike fit/ergonomics and the assessment, treatment and prevention of common cycling related injuries. 

Participants will learn how to properly fit road bikes, mountain bikes and commuter bikes in a way that can be realistically applied to their in-clinic setting immediately after the course. Participants will also be confident to suggest minor adjustments that can be made to an injured cyclists current bike position to keep them on the bike as they rehabilitate.
The course will be concluded with a review of cycling specific strength and conditioning and off-season programming.

Physiotherapists in sports and rehabilitation

Learning Outcomes
1) To understand the key concepts in correct bike fit for road cyclists, mountain bikers and daily riders.

2) To recognize the common bike fit faults that contribute to cycling-related overuse injuries.

3) To enhance your treatment of clients with cycling-related overuse injuries.

Bike fitting3400

Day 1

  • Registration, introduction, course objectives, bike anatomy quiz
  • Lecture: Bike fit theory
  • Lecture/Practical: Bike fit biomechanics assessment


  • Lecture: Bike fit sequence / concepts
  • Practical: Demonstration of bike fit on a participant (back-end only)
  • Practical: Participants practice bike fit (back-end only)

Day 2

  • Practical: Demonstration of bike fit on a participant (front-end)
  • Practical: Participants practice bike fit (front-end)


  • Lecture: Common injuries, treatment concepts
  • Lecture: Return to cycling after injury
  • Practical: Prevention of injuries and strength and conditioning
  • Practical: Participants practice complete bike fit including assessment
  • Cases brought by participants

This course has no formel assessment. The certificate is for those who participated two full days.

About Aaron
Aaron Dobie was born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He stayed close to home throughout his bachelor's and master's degrees because he couldn't find a better place to fulfill his passion for the outdoors. He grew up playing all sports and cemented his love for bikes at the age of 14. He started racing mountain bikes when he was 16, advanced through the various divisions, entered the pro/elite field at 19 and continues to race at that level.

Aaron's commitment to fitness and health promotion began during his undergraduate degree, particularly when he started personal training. Not satisfied with his ability to rehabilitate client's injuries, he entered the Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia in 2014. His goal was to be able to treat client's injuries and increase their fitness at the same time, thus combining his Physiotherapy and Personal Training skills.

A significant part of Aaron’s practice is with off-road and road cyclists. He enjoys rehabilitating injuries as well as coordinating off-season strength and conditioning programming. Aaron has completed multiple certifications in Bike Fitting, including the Retul (Specialized) motion-capture system. In recent years, Aaron has found a passion for teaching and has led various cycling specific lectures and courses in Canada.

Aaron is currently living in the Netherlands and is the Physiotherapist for the Giant Factory Off-Road Cycling Team on the UCI World Cup downhill mountain bike circuit.

Bike fitting1400

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September, 2023
8.45 AM until 5.15 PM

Physiotherapists in Sports

Aaron Dobie, Physiotherapist Giant Off-road Cycling Team, Certified Bike Fitter

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€ 600,00 Lunch and digital materials included.
Bring you own Bike (Mountainbike, Racing bike or City bike) and you're own Bike trainer

Max 16

Archimedesbaan 2  Nieuwegein The Netherlands

Event Properties

Event Date 23-09-2023
Event End Date 24-09-2023
Cut off date 23-09-2023
Capacity 10
Individual Price €600,00


If you would like more information about THIM, the international University of Applied Sciences in Physiotherapy, or our degree programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.


location Course location: Archimedesbaan 2, 3439 ME Nieuwegein
location Newtonbaan 6-8, 3439 NK Nieuwegein
phone 030 288 66 70