• Team VersaMC

How To Maximize Time on the Bike & Minimize Time in the Clinic.

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

In Alberta summer’s are short so it is normal to pack in as much activity as possible in the absence of snow. Multiple days of intense activity without proper maintenance between can take a toll on the body. This is often the cause of typical mid-summer injuries seen in the clinic.  We just can’t forget about the maintenance side of things. This topic has come to mind after multiple days of mountain biking personally, and many discussions with clients riding on the trails and on the road.  

When considering the basics of any injury prevention program it is important to consider the concept of “opposites”. Too much of the same thing causes trouble; so we do the opposite to stay out of it. On a bike, we spend long periods hunched forward, back rounded, chest closed, and hips flexed. “Opposites” would then tell us we need to sit up and extend the back, open the chest, and extend the hips. 

Here are a few examples: 

Keeping the upper back moving into extension and stretching the chest help combat the rounded positions we often find ourselves in on the bike. This also helps facilitate breathing which is positionally compromised on the bike if we’re not aware of our posture, or can’t physically get into a more conducive position.

T-spine extension on roller

Chest stretch on roller

Tight hip flexors commonly occur when we spend prolonged periods in seated positions; they also can contribute to a myriad of issues for the hips and low back. 

½ kneeling hip flexor stretch with side flex

Additionally, rolling well hydrated muscles can expedite recovery after activity and help the body prepare for tomorrow’s ride. 

This is far from an exhaustive list, and there are many different ways to achieve the same results. These are just a few simple techniques a person can use to maximize their time on the trail, and minimize their time in the clinic. 

And what happens when you tighten up while on the trails? Watch below - we've got you covered!

82 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

(403) 727-0802

©2019 by Versa Movement Collective. Proudly created with Wix.com


We offer a comprehensive support service that’s tailored toward long-term golf injury prevention that combines movement assessment, personal training, and technical skill development. All in all, our team has got you fully covered.

Ultimately, we want you to achieve your goals and more. We know how frustrating it can be to work on the same skill again and again, without seeing the results you want. We also know how frustrating it can be to experience pain time and time again.


By undergoing a golf assessment, our Versa Movement Collective team can help you improve your golf performance and say goodbye to pain for good. We can give you the right tips and actions to help you make strides forward. Our experienced and friendly physio team can also help you bounce back from injury, as well as prevent future injury from happening.


VersaMC is inspired by the multi-modal approach of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI); where medical, fitness and coaching professionals work together to help a player accelerate their game and play injury-free.

In collaboration with head teaching professional Jay Myren (Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club), the VersaMC team is passionate about seeing the TPI model put into practice in the Calgary area. The success of this model is easily visible on the professional tours, collegiate, and amateur levels. It is furthermost effective when all of the disciplines are able to work under one roof. 

VersaMC is proud to have partnered with Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club where we can use their state of the art Performance Centre. This represents a fantastic opportunity to fully implement the golf physiotherapy TPI model, with a strong emphasis on coaching and technical development.

This includes excellent technological tools including K-Vest, Trackman, and Boditrak, along with a versatile space that allows for year-round player development.


Our integrated multi-disciplinary approach provides the best possible pathway to staying injury-free long term. We combine physiotherapy support with biomechanical assessment, strength training and technical coaching. That way, you can build a resilient body that can handle the demands of your sport.

This also means you can continue to enjoy your sport of choice without pain standing in your way. You’ll spend less time on the sidelines and more time improving your skills.

Injuries and pain don’t have to happen. In fact, when you’re using the right form and technique suitable to your biomechanics, you’ll maximize and optimize your total performance.

Our integrative approach is unmatched. At VersaMC, you’re putting your trust in a team that truly cares and tackles your problems from multiple angles.

Begin Your Journey Today

Have you been looking for a running gait analysis near you? Or perhaps you desire to become an all-around better golfer. From pain to improved performance, the Versa MC team is here to help.


We want to accelerate you forward toward your future goals. Nothing brings us greater happiness than seeing our clients achieve what they set out to do. 


We believe in you, and we would love to be part of your journey. Call us today at (403) 727-0802 to schedule your appointment. The first step is reaching out for the help you need.