Dr. Andy Pruitt

Dr. Andy Pruitt, EdD

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He has over 40 years of experience on the sidelines and in the clinic. Dr. Pruitt was the Founder of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, which has become a model for current multi-disciplinary sports medicine centers.

He was the first to ever use 3D motion capture to study cycling biomechanics and has taught performance and medical bike fitting globally.

He was a pioneer in the design of ergonomically correct cycling shoes and saddles best known of the Body Geometry Shoes and saddles from Specialized. He was the Chief Medical Officer for the 1996 Olympics and USA Cycling from 1992-96. As a paralympic cyclist, he is a two-time World Champion.

The Knee Is the Victim

Because the knee is caught between the hip and the foot, it often bears the brunt of biomechanical pedaling forces, which leads to injuries. Dr. Andy Pruitt explains why.

How to Effectively Return to the Bike After Injury, with Dr. Andy Pruitt

Episode 161

We discuss the physical and mental aspects of safely and effectively returning to the bike after an injury.

How to Choose a Bike Fitter

Finding a good bike fitter can be challenging. Dr. Andy Pruitt, a pioneer in bike fit, explains the many nuances of choosing the best fitter for you.

Knee Health Pathway

Healthy knees are critical for cyclists. See how to keep your knees happy with bike fit, strength training, mobility, and expert advice from Dr. Andy Pruitt, Jess Elliott, and Menachem Brodie.

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Demystifying Your Blood Profile

A blood profile can help athletes track progress and diagnose issues—but they need to know what to look for and work with a physician to interpret the data. This article will help to demystify your blood profile.

How to Diagnose “Spring Knee” and Other Common Knee Injuries, with Dr. Andy Pruitt

Sports medicine guru Dr. Andy Pruitt presents the science and symptoms of the most common knee injuries in cyclists.

Avoiding Mistakes Even Pros Make, with Dr. Andy Pruitt and Frankie Andreu

Episode 77

What are the most common mistakes we see in athletes—even pros? We hear from a variety of athletes, coaches, and experts who help us avoid catastrophe.

Preventing Cycling’s Most Common Injuries, with Dr. Andy Pruitt

Episode 59

Dr. Andy Pruitt dissects some of the most common cycling injuries and how to approach prevention so you can stay healthy.

Why We Need an Off-Season with Dr. Andy Pruitt

Episode 28

We sit down with Dr. Andy Pruitt to discuss the physiological and psychological needs of athletes, and how an off-season is crucial to meeting those needs.

Cycling Roundtable with Andy Pruitt and Rob Pickels

Episode 9

We are joined by Andy Pruitt, an internationally-known fit guru and sports physician, and Robert Pickels, a coach and researcher working at the leading edge of endurance training at the CU Center for Sports Medicine, for a wide-ranging discussion