Our “Bikefit” Physio Team
Professional “Bikefit” is conducted as an Extended Physiotherapy Consultation by Star Physiotherapists Damian Oldmeadow, Brett Buist and James Lewin. All of our physiotherapists who conduct extended consultations for bikefit are avid cyclists, some still competing in high level competition.
As physiotherapists with additional training in cycling biomechanics and cycling related injuries, they are the ideal people to assist you in finding the best possible position for reduction of pain or injury, to allow you to exercise comfortably and maintain a long and healthy life.
These are an important part of our physiotherapy service and our ongoing goals of assisting clients in pain and allowing lifetime exercise to live a long and healthy life. As such, all of our “bikefit” physiotherapy consultations attract private health fund rebates. Call 08 9212 4254 to book an extended physiotherapy consultation “Bikefit” appointment today.
Damian Oldmeadow has worked at numerous Olympic Games and has been a trusted physiotherapist to some of the world’s top cycling and triathlon athletes, including 6x Olympic Cycling Gold Medallist Sir Chris Hoy, 3x World Triathlon Champion Peter Robertson, and Perth’s own World Junior Time Trial and Senior Oceania Champion Jessica Allen. His interest and passion for cycling and bike fitting has seen him actively working with cyclists, triathletes and mountain bike riders of all levels for over 15 years. Call 08 9481 1003 to book a bike fitting service with Damian.
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- Australian Olympic Team Physiotherapist
- Sky British Track Cycling Team Physiotherapist
- WAIS/AIS Physiotherapy Services Provider
- Clinical Director Star Physiotherapy West Perth, CBD and Mosman Park
For the novice through to the weekend warrior, Damian has provided professional bike fit services in Perth since 1998 currently conducting 10-15 per week with over 400 done in the last twelve months. He considers himself a cycling tragic, having raced at an amateur level on BMX, Track, Road, Mountain Bike and triathlon and worked at a bike shop as a teenager with a current stable of 11 bikes at home (last count!).
At the other end of the continuum, Damian has worked as an AIS physiotherapy provider since 1997 including WAIS and Green Edge/ Australian Team cycling athletes. He has been the British Cycling Team Physiotherapist (Perth based) since 2000, including 6 time Olympic Gold Medalist Sir Chris Hoy. In addition to this he has worked with WAIS and Australian Triathlon including 3 times World Champion Peter Robertson. Damian has travelled the world working as an Australian team physiotherapist for the last 15 years and has worked at three Olympic Games- Sydney, Athens and London. He is a regular lecturer at undergraduate and post graduate university level, as well as for the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia.
Most recently he was a keynote speaker at the Sports Medicine Australia Cycling Symposium. In addition to his international work Damian has worked in private practice for almost 20 years, and has been based in Perth since returning from work at the AIS in Canberra in 1998. He is the principal Physiotherapist and clinical director of Star Physio and was previously a founding partner of Physiotherapy Solutions.
James Lewin is a physiotherapist and qualified exercise physiologist.He is an experienced bikefit professional and has conducted research into the performance and pain relieving effects of bespoke bikefit performed by physiotherapists. He presented this research at the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia Conference in Melbourne and has submitted it for international journal publication. He is a previous WA State Half Ironman Champion and also 2013 WA Triathlete of the year. He has raced professionally locally and internationally including for a pro team in Germany. His passion is assisting cyclists and triathletes to achieve their ideal position whether for comfortable cruising or high speed racing as well as treating any injuries relating to the bike. Call 08 9481 1003 to book a professional bike fitting service with James.
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James Lewin (BSc Exercise Science, physiotherapy student, professional triathlete)
James has grown up on a bike being involved in elite cycling and triathlon since his early teens. He has been one of the states most accomplished cyclists and triathletes and in 2013 won the state half ironman championship and was awarded WA triathlete of the year. He also has raced professionally in Europe for the German ‘Magic-Sportfood’ Landesliga team in 2011 and 2012.Through his career he has managed to complete a sports science degree and works part time as a triathlon and swimming coach, and has developed specific exercise programs for rehab and prevention of cycling related injuries. Having been affected by different injuries throughout his career he not only understands bikefit for elite performance and speed in both road and time trial/ triathlon cycling, but also how to ensure a comfortable and efficient position. This is critical to help prevent injuries in cycling in the long term to make sure you get the most out of your bike and cycling experience. James has worked closely with Damian for many years first as a patient, and in recent years as a health professional colleague and the two regularly collaborate to ensure that they are abreast with the latest research and information surrounding bikefit to give our clients the best possible fit.
Brett Buist is a physiotherapist, exercise physiologist and cycling enthusiast and combines this skill set with his experience in professional bikefitting. Brett has also been involved in research with an in-depth review of the science behind bike fitting identifying the most common cycling injuries and their respective contributing factors, and aspects of bike fit that can affect performance. He enjoys the challenge of achieving a balance between comfort and speed on the bike and is passionate about helping people to achieve their desired goals.
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Brett has a Sport Science and Physiotherapy degree and is currently undertaking a post graduate Master’s Degree in Sports Physiotherapy. As well as his work with Star Physio, Brett is a physiotherapist for the WAFC U16 State Academy and also lectures at UWA School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health. He has always enjoyed sport, but even more enjoys being behind the scenes helping to optimise sports performance in others. On top of his physiotherapy career, Brett has 10 years of experience working in gyms providing strength programs giving him a breadth of knowledge across injury prevention and management, and conditioning to assist performance. He was relatively late in starting cycling but that hasn’t stopped him from completing multi-day charity rides, some incorporating up to 6-7hrs on the saddle.