Pedal Fit is about you.
Built on the foundation of performance and refined by the experience of a physical therapist. Every Pedal Fit experience is unique because you are.
STEP 1: SUBJECTIVE
This is not your average "check-the-box" interview. There are no prefabricated questions or answers because you know more about yourself than anyone else. Your answers guide our questions to determine performance and injury related issues.
Step 2: Physical Therapy Examination
There is much more to your body than size and stretch. With a Doctorate of Physical Therapy we know how to find and understand the details that make you unique. This involves head to toe skilled evaluation of your musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems.
Manual Muscle Testing
Soft Tissue Palpation
Manual (Hands On) Assessment
Peripheral Joint Mobility
Function Specific Special Testing
Gross Postural & Limb Symmetry
Step 3: Static and Dynamic Assessment
This is what you have been waiting for, starting with an on bike static evaluation of joint angles, body positioning, and posture. Followed by the dynamic evaluation (riding and pedaling) of your body's motion control and biomechanics. Using a comprehensive and fully integrated movement assessment to determine optimal component and bike modifications, compensation strategies, pedaling skills and more.
Step 4: Bike Modifications and MORE
Here is where we put it all together. To start, you will have a comprehensive discussion with your Pedal Fit PT. This is important because there are two machines involved, you and your bike. Bike fit can vary depending on your ability to make investments of time, money, and/or effort. Once your goals and desires are established, we make optimal bike modifications, cycling shoe/cleat adjustments, component considerations/changes, treatment techniques, exercise prescription, and/or education are provided accordingly.
Step 5: Communication
After your fit we are happy to hear from you. We will provide you with the written details from step 1-4. You provide us with your questions.
Meet Natalie Collins, PT, DPT, COMT, BikePT
Natalie is wired to communicate, to narrate, and to educate. Where curiosity meets creativity, Natalie is there at the heart, fostering her passion for movement correction, cycling, and physical therapy. Her imagination is explored through observing human behavior and how it interacts with the mechanical world, and she capitalizes on her reflections by expressing herself in modern ways: podcasts, Facebook, or her website, pedalfitpt.com. Natalie takes pride in stepping out of the norm that is “rehabilitation” and carving a new path in the bike fitting and physical therapy world.
Determined to cultivate the best version of herself, Natalie has assimilated her upbringing, education, and personal reflections with a desire to carve out a niche for her professional practice and personal growth. Natalie grew up with mid-western family values, where she learned about love, grit, and passion. Through a Bachelors in Kinesiology, Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Gold level BikePT Bike Fit Certification (BikePT), dry needling certification Cert. FDN, advanced Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT), and near completion of her McKenzie Method® of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy® (MDT). Natalie has been honing her craft. She carries her appreciation for unique cultures, ideas, and human interaction and her advanced physical therapy training to Colorado (over 10 years ago), where she has planted her roots among fellow adventurists and progressive thinkers.
Bike fitting has offered Natalie the platform to explore her distinctive skill set. As a result of personal experience with injuries, orthopedic surgeries, and rehabilitation as a Division I basketball player, she took up cycling to fill her competitive void and fell in love. Through such experiences she is left with open ears and compassion to help others. Natalie's vast experience has shaped her into the movement expert and biomechanics vigilante she is during her bike fit sessions and in her physical therapy practice. She demonstrates dedication and commitment throughout the bike fit process as a cyclist acquires the knowledge and ability to move forward with a new level of cycling and movement. She educates and supports cyclists of all levels until the best state of comfort and understanding is found.
We are really looking forward to working with you. let's get started.