Four Physio Options For Avid Cyclists and Runners

Cyclist on Trail

For those who really love cycling and running, a lasting injury can be devastating. Injuries can take you away from what you love to do most, and keep you from feeling like yourself. To help you get back on the road, mountain, or trails, the team here at Petett Chiropractic has put together a couple of physio options to assist with your recovery. Find the one that works best for you, or try a mixture of all of them, to get back to your running or cycling regimen as soon as possible. 


Athletes all over turn to massage therapy for injury recovery. Injuries that result from impact or overuse cause joints and muscles in the surrounding area to tighten and can even cause adhesions. Massage therapy assists with blood flow so that tense muscles can start to release and the pressure used for specific massage techniques can break up adhesions that deter joint mobility. Not only does massage help with injury recovery, but it can also speed up the rate of recovery.

PNF Stretching

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is flexibility training of a highly advanced degree. It involves targeted muscle groups being contracted and relaxed in a specific fashion, to give specific muscle groups the attention they deserve without overworking them. While PNF is often used as a form of rehabilitation, it can also act as a powerful preventative tool to stop injuries before they occur.  

Clinical Pilates

With its recent popularity, you’d never know that pilates has been around for almost 100 years. Often compared to yoga, pilates is a low-impact exercise, specifically designed to foster core strength, posture, mobility and flexibility. The benefits, like other full body exercises, are wide-ranging in scope and depth. Relieving stress on your joints and back, improving your range of motion, and keeping your muscles and tendons loose, are just a few of the benefits you can expect from a pilates practice. 

Chiropractic Care

Are you shocked to see chiropractic care on our list? Try it first, or when all else fails and know that the benefits of chiropractic care are proven, and people around the world swear by its ability to get their body back into peak condition. Among its many benefits, chiropractic care increases circulation and addresses postural distortions that can cause injury or cause injuries to linger. 

If you’re suffering from an injury or chronic pain, why not give Petett Chiropractic a call today! Our team of caring, knowledgeable, and skillful chiropractic professionals will help get you back on your bike or feet as soon as possible.