Cycling CME

A unique CME learning experience for Physicians, PA-C's, and other Medical Providers who love to bike

Active CME:  Combining Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Bicycle Touring for the Healthcare Provider

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Mountain Biking Injuries

Living in Western Colorado, we have access to a large variety of excellent mountain bike trails. This diversity of trails includes both high alpine riding and biking in the desert and red rocks. While providing care for both road cyclists and mountain bikers, it is clear that there are some differences in injuries sustained in these two groups of cyclists. The diversity in equipment, terrain, riding style mean different types and prevalence of injuries when riding a mountain bike versus the road bike, and medical providers should be aware of those differences.

We recently published an article in, Lower Extremity Review, reviewing mountain biking injuries. (HERE) One of the interesting areas of working on this review was the lack of research or information on the recreational riders. The majority of research published on mountain biking has involved competition, elite riders or injuries at mountain bike parks.

What is clear is the increasing interest in mountain biking in the United States. There are many reasons for this including improvements in mountain bike technology, improved and more accessible trails and the growing knowledge of the health benefits of cycling. This is clearly evident in our area of the country.

So, get on your mountain bike and enjoy the great outdoors but be careful out there. And if you have a chance, experience mountain biking in western Colorado.


How Mountain Biking is Reshaping the Landscape of Cycling Injury, LER, 2019.

What to think of the Ketogenic Diet?

One of my colleagues, Dr. Carmine Greco, exercise physiologist will again speak at our fall Cycling CME conference.  Carmine, who is in favor of a plant based diet, has done significant research on the ketogenic diet craze and will talk about this and fasting for our fall CME.  Here is an excerpt of his initial presentation on the ketogenic diet:

"The Ketogenic, or "keto" diet, runs contrary to everything you have been taught about nutrition.  Made popular (again) in the 1970's when Dr. Atkins released his first book advocating for a low-carbohydrate diet, the keto diet is enjoying another day in the limelight as researchers, celebrities and athletes are touting the advantages of this curious diet. The modern history of low-carbohydrate dieting dates back to at least the 19th century, when keto was a common treatment for epilepsy and type 1 diabetes. But is the diet more hype than hope? Is eating a diet comprised mostly of fat safe or even palatable?

Characterized by low-carbohydrate and high-fat consumption, recent research into the keto diet has demonstrated the promise of this seemingly bizarre diet for weight loss, improving cognitive function, physical performance and even treating a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cancer. Keto-style diets date back more than a century as a common treatment for disease, but it is only over the last 10-15 years that a resurgence of scientific interest has begun to legitimize the ketogenic diet. In fact, this "fringe" diet is now used as a front-line treatment of obesity and diabetes at a variety of medical clinics, including the well-known Duke Lifestyle Medical Clinic."

Carmine R. Grieco, PhD, CSCS, EPC

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Colorado Mesa University

Hopefully you will join us in October 2018 in Grand Junction Colorado as we discuss this diet both related to the patient with chronic disease as well as performance in the athlete.

Cycling CME