Which form of training guidance suits me best?
Click here for the different forms of training guidance. Any doubts which form suits you best? In order to map out your current stamina, and to give your training direction, it is smart to start with an exercise test. After this, the exercise physiologist will be able to give you immediate advice on the right form of training guidance. Mail us with more information about your situation and expectations and we will be able to offer you appropriate advice.
When can I start training guidance?
After you have registered via the website you can start with a training plan within a week. As soon as we have received your request, we will look for a suitable coach and he will contact you within a week.
It is often a good idea to start the training guidance with an exercise test to determine your level. Often you can start with the exercise test immediately after the test because the movement scientist who takes the test could also become your new coach.
Why do I pay €25,- start-up costs?
We like to take the time to get to know you well before we start the training guidance. During the first contact with your coach, he or she will take the time to get to know you well, explain everything to you and make a plan together.
What if I can’t train because of injury / holidays etc.
Our guidance is always free of charge 4 weeks a year. If you have an injury, holiday or feel like doing nothing please inform your coach so that you don’t pay for those weeks.
How do I sign up?
The easiest way to sign up is via our website, click here
Does it make sense to do a bikefitting if I don’t have a bike yet or if I’m planning on buying a new bike?
Sure. If you are going to buy a bike for the first time, we can do a bikefitting on a fitting bike. On the fitting bike we will determine your ideal adjustment and with that we can advise you which size bike you should buy.
Do you already have a bike but want to buy a new one soon? Again, it is useful to put a bikefit on your current bike before you buy the new one. We can then look to optimize the position on the current bike or if this turns out not to be possible, we can do a bikefit on the fitting bike. We can then advise you to buy the new bike.
I’m going to participate in an event, is it convenient to do a bikefit beforehand?
It’s a good idea to do a bikefit if you want to ride more. However, we advise you not to do the bikefit just before an important event. We recommend to plan at least 2 weeks between the bikefit and the event. So that you can give your body time to get used to the new posture and build up the effort.
Can I also do a separate pedal/saddle analysis?
No. We can’t book separate analyses. We have noticed that the bikefitter can best do his job if he can form a complete picture. Sometimes a complaint seems to be a specific problem, but it can still come from somewhere else. So we want to have the time to help you solve the problem.
I don’t have any complaints. Isn’t it convenient to do a bikefit?
Even if you have no complaints, it can be valuable to do a bikefit. Your posture will be optimized, maybe it can be a bit more efficient/aerodynamic/comfortable. In addition, you will receive a report with the current settings of your bike, if you rent a bike or buy a new bike you can adjust it perfectly. You will also get feedback from the physical analyses we have done.
How can I make an appointment for a bikefit?
The easiest way to make an appointment is via our website, click here
What is the difference between an exercise test and a sports medical test?
The answer to this question can be found in the blog post sports medical test versus exercise test.
Why would I do an exercise test?
An exercise test is the way to determine your aerobic and anaerobic threshold. With these thresholds your training zones can be determined and your strengths and weaknesses will be mapped out. A training schedule based on this test can help you reach your goal! And our coaches can help you if necessary.
For more information about the exercise test click here
How often should I take an exercise test?
We recommend that you take an exercise test at least once a year to assess your level. The minimum time to detect a difference between two tests is three months.
How do I best prepare for an exercise test?
The most important thing is that you’re rested. In the 48 hours before the test, you don’t make any more strenuous efforts. In addition, make sure that you have breakfast/lunch 3-4 hours before the test. In the hours before the test you can have a light meal. Finally, it is important that you have drunk enough water so that you do not start the test dehydrated.
If you have training guidance with us, your coach can of course help you prepare for the test.
What should I bring to the test?
How can I make an appointment for an exercise test?
The easiest way to make an appointment is on our website, click here
Q: I have complaints while cycling. Can I contact you?
A: Yes! We are experts in the field of cycling related complaints, partly due to years of experience, expertise and the fact that we cycle a lot and often ourselves. We recognize the patterns and understand the complaint like no other. In addition, we also just like to talk about cycling.
Q: Can I come to you if I don’t cycle?
A: Of course! Sure you can. However, as you can read above, we are experts in the field of cycling related complaints. Our area of interest is very large and we have a lot of affinity with certain injuries. Should we nevertheless find out that a colleague could be a better therapist, we will always indicate this in consultation.
Q: Which injuries do you see a lot in practice?
A: We mainly see back problems, knee problems and neck and shoulder problems. These often originate from a certain pattern/chain. The Sacro-illiac joint (SI-joint) has our greatest interest from these patterns. We look at the whole picture and not just the body. The bicycle itself can also be indicated as the cause of many complaints.
Q: What treatment techniques and specialisations do you know within the practice?
A: We strongly believe in the individual and that every complaint, no matter how recognizable the pattern, needs its own approach. We make extensive use of mobilisation (including the Mulligan Concept) and massage techniques. In addition, we can also use Dry Needling and occasionally apply tape. We also like to do core-stability and strength training to prevent recurrence.
Q: I’m being trained by one of the trainers at the Cyclinglab. How is the cooperation between the trainers and the physiotherapists?
A: Our lines are very short. Besides the fact that we are one door away from each other, we also use an online environment to be able to switch quickly with the trainers, if necessary and desired.
Q: I have supplementary insurance with physiotherapy reimbursement. Will the treatments be reimbursed via my supplementary insurance?
A: for 2019 we have contracts with all (large) insurers. Insurer Caresq is the exception. Our advice is to go through the policy conditions to see what reimbursement you have. If you do not have a reimbursement from the supplementary insurance, if your reimbursement for the current year is exhausted or if you only have a basic insurance, the practical rates will apply.
Physiotherapy rates applicable as of 1 January 2019
Code Description Price
1000 regular physiotherapy session € 30,-
1850 screening € 15
1864 screening, intake and research € 40,-
1870 intake and examination after referral € 40,-
1400 one-off consultation and reporting € 65,-
1902 telephone consultation (at a time) € 15,-
1900 non-life insurer reporting € 65,-
Rates for sports massage applicable as of 1 January 2019
30 minutes € 35
60 minutes € 60