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Bike Fitting

Our therapists have completed their certifications from BIkeFit Canada and blend their clinical experience into diagnosing and troubleshooting problems on and off the bike. All of our BikeFits are covered by most extended health coverage insurance.

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Bike Fitting

Our therapists have completed their certifications from BIkeFit Canada and blend their clinical experience into diagnosing and troubleshooting problems on and off the bike. All of our BikeFits are covered by most extended health coverage insurance.

Certified Bike Fitting

Bike fitting is a specialized skill that requires a thorough understanding of both the mechanics of cycling and the anatomy of the human body. As such, there are several certifications that a professional bike fitter may hold. Some of the most common include:

  • Certified Bicycle Fitter (CBF) from the Bicycle Fitting Institute (BFI)
  • Professional Bike Fitter (PBF) from the International Bicycle Fit Institute (IBFI)
  • Certified Fitting Technician (CFT) from the Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI)
  • Certified Professional Bicycle Mechanic (CPBM) from the United Bicycle Institute (UBI)

Each of these certifications has its own set of requirements and courses of study, so it's important to research the specific certification you're interested in to determine what it entails. It's also important to note that while these certifications can be a good indication of a bike fitter's knowledge and skills, they are not the only factors to consider when choosing a bike fitter. It's always a good idea to ask for references and to speak with the fitter to get a sense of their experience and approach to bike fitting.

Get Bike Fitting in North York, Vaughan, Thornhill, Markham, and Toronto Area by a Physiotherapist.

Our philosophy is a blend of fitting not just the "machine to the man", but the "man to the machine". We incorporate a global body assessment which involves range of motion testing, manual muscle testing, and specific orthopedic testing. This gives context to the fitter when evaluating the cyclist in the saddle.

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In our DetailFit we will evaluate:

  • Body Scan Assessment
  • Pre-Fit Bike Measurement
  • Pedal Interface
  • Saddle Adjustment
  • Cockpit Optimization
  • Post-Fit Bike Measurement
  • Stroke Analysis Video and Report

DetailFit: $350.00

DetailFits take up to 2 hrs 30 minutes.

Our StandardFit includes: 

  • Pre-Fit Bike Measurement
  • Pedal Interface
  • Saddle Adjustment
  • Post-Fit Bike Measurement

StandardFit: $275.00

StandardFits take up to 1 hrs 30 minutes.

Both our DetailFit and StandardFit are covered by most extended health coverage insurance.

See a list of providers that we accept here.

We have limited saddles/stems/ in our studio/clinic space which we have for sale. However, we are partnered with several local bike shops which we are happy to provide referral to.

If you have any questions regarding the service, please directly contact derrick@vaughanphysiotherapy.com or call 647-554-8688.

We have worked with organizations such as Track Cycling Canada, Road Cycling Canada, Ontario Cycling, Ironman 70.3, and Bike Depot to care for their athletes and clients.

Insurance and Bike Fitting Toronto

Bikefitting, the process of adapting a bicycle to fit the specific needs and measurements of an individual rider, is gaining popularity among cyclists looking to improve their performance and comfort on the road. But is bikefitting covered by insurance in Canada?

In general, bikefitting is not covered by standard health insurance policies in Canada. However, some private insurance providers may offer coverage for bikefitting as part of their extended health benefits packages. It is important for individuals to check with their insurance provider to determine if they have coverage for bikefitting.

Even without insurance coverage, many cyclists may find the cost of bikefitting to be worth the investment. A professional bikefitting session can help to improve a rider's efficiency and comfort on the bike, reducing the risk of injury and increasing enjoyment of the sport.

During a bikefitting session, a trained professional will use specialized equipment to assess a rider's body measurements and cycling habits. Based on this information, the bikefitting specialist will make adjustments to the rider's bike to ensure a perfect fit. This may include changing the saddle height and position, handlebar position, and other components of the bike.

While bikefitting can be a valuable investment for any cyclist, it is particularly important for those with existing injuries or physical limitations. A properly fitted bike can help to reduce strain on the body and prevent further injury.

In conclusion, bikefitting is not typically covered by standard health insurance policies in Canada. However, some private insurance providers may offer coverage for bikefitting as part of their extended health benefits packages. Cyclists should check with their insurance provider to determine if they have coverage for bikefitting, and consider the potential benefits of a professional bikefitting session for their performance and comfort on the road.

It is possible that your insurance policy in Toronto covers bike fittings, but this would depend on the specific terms of your policy. It would be best to check with your insurance provider to determine if this is a covered benefit. Keep in mind that even if your policy does not cover bike fittings, you may still be able to claim the cost as a medical expense on your income tax return.

On claiming large service items:

If you have a large physiotherapy claim, you may be wondering how to successfully claim from your health insurance. Here are some steps to follow to increase your chances of getting your claim approved:

Check your policy:

  • Before you make a claim, it's important to check your health insurance policy to make sure physiotherapy is covered. Some policies may only cover certain types of physiotherapy or may have limits on how much they will pay for treatment.

Get pre-approval:

  • If your policy covers physiotherapy, you may need to get pre-approval from your insurance company before starting treatment. This means that the insurance company will review your claim and decide if they will cover the costs of your treatment. Pre-approval is important because it can prevent you from having to pay for treatment out of pocket and then trying to get reimbursed later.

Keep receipts and documentation

  • When you make a claim, you will need to provide evidence of your treatment and the costs. Be sure to keep all receipts, invoices, and other documentation that shows the dates and costs of your physiotherapy sessions.

Submit your claim:

  • Once you have all the necessary documentation, you can submit your claim to your insurance company. You can usually do this online or by mail. Be sure to include all the relevant documentation and to fill out the claim form accurately and completely.

Follow up on your claim:

  • After you submit your claim, it may take some time for the insurance company to review it and make a decision. If you haven't heard back after a few weeks, it's a good idea to follow up with the insurance company to check on the status of your claim.

By following these steps, you can increase your chances of successfully claiming from your health insurance for large physiotherapy claims. Remember, it's important to check your policy, get pre-approval, keep receipts and documentation, and follow up on your claim to ensure that you get the coverage you're entitled to.

Our therapists have completed their certifications from BIkeFit Canada and blend their clinical experience into diagnosing and troubleshooting problems on and off the bike.

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