Category Archive: Injury Prevention

Oct 14

RPM2 Testing Updates with Alison Tetrick


As we have mentioned in previous posts, Cylance Pro Cycling’s team member Alison Tetrick has been performing tests with RPM² footbeds. Like the rest of the women’s team, Alison Tetrick has been using RPM² throughout her racing season to monitor power output and bilateral symmetry. When a discrepancy in her symmetry was noticed, she began …

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Sep 18

Update: Alison Tetrick’s Testing Protocol with RPM2


Last month, we discussed Alison Tetrick’s, of Cylance Pro Cycling, experience using RPM² throughout her cycling season. Even though Alison Tetrick performs wonderfully as a world-class athlete, discrepancies in her power output were detected during product testing. In 2010, Alison suffered a traumatic injury that resulted in a broken pelvis. While she has continued to …

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Sep 12

Alison Tetrick’s Testing Protocol with RPM2


In a previous post, we discussed a professional athlete’s personal experience using RPM² to identify issues with power output and bilateral symmetry. Alison Tetrick, a seasoned cyclist forCylance Pro Cycling, has been performing range of motion tests with our revolutionary remote performance monitoring system after discovering discrepancies between the power outputs of each leg. As …

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Nov 17

Patellar Tendinitis and Cycling

Typically a low-injury sport, cycling can still cause overuse injuries in elite athletes. These injuries are often due to improper cycling technique, but other factors, such as a lack of adequate stretching and muscular imbalance, can also play a part. One common injury among cyclists is patellar tendinitis, which is an inflammation of the tendon …

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Oct 27

Do Runners Need Gait Analysis?


Endurance athletes have likely heard the words “gait analysis” at some point or another in their athletic careers. The use of gait analysis to study the way people move is gaining momentum—especially in the world of professional sports. In recent years, more physicians, therapists, and athletic trainers have recognized the importance of monitoring and analyzing …

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Oct 20

Incidence of Injury and a Runner’s Gait


Can injury and discomfort during running be prevented by adjusting a runner’s gait? In the past, our posts have discussed the importance of gait analysis and fluid biomechanical movement. We have also discussed common injuries among triathletes and long distance runners such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and runner’s knee. When it comes to injury …

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Oct 06

Common Injuries in Runners: Runner’s Knee

As the name suggests, runner’s knee is a common injury among runners, and it accounts for about 20 percent of running injuries. The condition also affects other types of athletes who frequently bend their knees, including cyclists. The official name of this injury is patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), and it is characterized by pain around …

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Aug 21

Common Injuries in Runners: Shin Splints

Every runner has felt a throbbing or dull pain along the shin bone, often accompanied by mild swelling, at one time or another. This common overuse condition is called shin splints, and it is characterized by inflammation of the shin bone (tibia) and surrounding muscles, tendons, or other soft tissues. Fortunately, this condition, formally called …

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Aug 01

What Is Sequential Force Strike?

At RPM2, we’re continually improving our products and adding new features to help you boost your performance. You may have noticed a new feature on your RPM2 dashboard after calibrating your inserts or using the 100-yard dash feature. It is called sequential force strike, and you can locate it by clicking on the yellow arrow …

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Jun 12

Common Injuries in Runners: Plantar Fasciitis

Considering that your feet absorb a force of about three times your body weight with each stride, it is not surprising that 15 percent of all running injuries affect the feet. The most common foot injury in runners is plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes pain in the heel and along the arch. With the …

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