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Mountain biking injuries

General Advice

Mountain biking injuries usually result from a fall and can also be as a result of overuse. Abrasions and contusions may occur, or more seriously sprains, fractures or dislocations.

Fingers and the shoulder are the joints most affected from a fall. At the shoulder fractures of the clavicle (collar bone)or disruption of the acromioclavicular joint (where the shoulder joins the collar bone) may cause lasting shoulder problems unless appropriate rehabilitation is done.

Overuse injuries in mountain biking usually involve the lower limb or wrist. Most frequently seen are conditions such as patella femoral pain, ilio tibial tract syndrome, and hamstring tendonitis.

We encourage you to explore our injury advice and read our articles since every injury is unique.

To greatly improve your chance in succeeding the self management of your injury, our expert team of Chartered Physiotherapists can help. You can choose a physio, with the specialist skills to provide you with a personalised treatment programme

Physiobench team member Alison Whiteley has supported the British Cycling Team including at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic games.


Useful links

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  • Cycle active Mountain bike holidays and courses
  • Mountain Bike wales Wales hosts some of the best mountain biking in Britain. Information about mountain biking centres and trails in Wales.
  • Mountain bike cumbria Mountain bike information from around the lakes
  • Mountain Bike On line mountain bike magazine
  • MTB the dales Mountain bike routes and local information the the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Fat Tyre new Zealand Guided mountain biking on the South Island of New Zealand. Fat tyre offer heli- biking.

Mountain Biking Holidays 

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Personalised treatment

For the inclusive package of £28, you receive a personalised injury self management programme comprising exercises and expert advice from your chosen physio.

Included in this price is a follow up assessment, which you can choose to take at any time within 3 months folllowing the initial assessment.

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Specialist physios

Alison Whiteley - Chartered Physiotherapist Alison Whiteley Alison has a special interest in treating cycling injuries and has worked with the Great Britain National Cycling Team, accompanying them to the Olympic games on two occasions.

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