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ANDREW PRUITT, ED.D

A Lifetime of Helping Athletes Achieve Their Dreams

 

ABOUT DR. PRUITT

There are, right now, millions of bicycles sitting in garages around the world that have gone unused; they sit, idle, covered in a layer of dust—a faint echo of the freedom that they once offered their owners. Why do so many people stop riding their bikes? The answer, according to Dr. Pruitt, the founder of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine and CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center, is that they simply aren’t comfortable on their bikes. Cycling shouldn’t be an exercise in pain management (unless you’re a racer!); rather, it should be a healthy, physical outlet to a larger, freer world.

Dr. Pruitt, whose professional legacy includes the pioneering of 3D bike fit, three patents for the development of Specialized Body Geometry shoes and saddles, all of which are designed to optimize performance and comfort based on individual anatomy. Pruitt has spent his entire career helping thousands of riders around the globe, from the Tour de France contenders to local racers, to your average weekend warriors, achieve their own brand of freedom and comfort on a bicycle.

But Dr. Pruitt's career has been about much more than just helping cyclists. He has dedicated his career to helping athletes from all sports, from all walks of life. He started the women's sports medicine program under Title IX at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and served as the director for sports medicine at CU from 1983 to 1985. 


Pruitt is also a two-time Paralympic road cycling world champion, as well as a Nordic ski racer. Currently he is pursuing age group time trials and gravel races.

Dr. Pruitt retired from clinical practice several years ago, and he recently retired from Specialized as well, where he served as a consultant on equipment design and bike fit for two decades. Unable to ignore the continuing call to help riders and athletes of all stripes, he has recently taken on an advisory position for iKOR labs, a Boulder-based producer of recovery-enhancing hemp oil/CBD (cannabidiol) products.

Dr. Pruitt currently lives in Colorado with his wife Sue, a retired nurse, and his son Scott, who is a professional cyclist and works in the cycling apparel industry. 

Bike Fit Matters
Working with patients
Andy and Conny Carpenter
Andy, Sue, and Scott
Andy, Sue, and Scott
Andy and Sue
Working with disabled riders
Pruitt Fit
Racing time trial
Dr. Pruitt & Tom Boonen
Andy Cross-Country Skiing
Racing time trial
Andy and Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
 

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

  • Lincoln High School, Des Moines Iowa 1968

  • Iowa State University, BS Zoology/Anatomy 1972

  • University of Colorado, MS Physical Ed and Sports Medicine 1980

  • University of Colorado PA Internship completed 1985

  • California Coast University, EdD Adult Education 1990

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Athletic Trainer  #D5-76 (Retired)

  • Licensed Physician's Assistant Colorado 178 (Retired)

AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES

  • American College of Sports Medicine 1982-2015 (retired)

  • US Olympic Sports Medicine Society  1996-2015 (retired)

  • The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine 1999-2015 (retired)

  • Chief Medical Officer USA Cycling 1992-96

  • Chief Medical Officer for Cycling Venues, Atlanta Olympics 1996

 

“The design for the first Body Geometry shoe was drawn up on a greasy burrito napkin....
I wish I still had it.”

Andy Pruitt

 
 

CONTACT

2840 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301

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