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FES Cycling can build muscle mass after paralysis

We have known for decades that functional, electrically stimulated (FES) cycle training such as with the RehaMove FES bike can improve the cardiorespiratory fitness of spinal cord injured persons and others with neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinsons or recovering from a stroke. This is a massive benefit for long term health and fitness but what clients tend to notice is that their muscles get bigger - and that’s not a bad thing either.

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Finding fitness despite disability

Being resilient is a great quality to gain. Improving and maintaining our fitness is important for all of us. If you are disabled and have limited mobility, keeping fit and active can feel much more difficult, but it doesn't have to be this way. In any case, keeping fit has a big pay off when it comes to gaining quality of life for the long term. You can look upon exercise as the best medicine - so how do we get it?

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Bike Labyrinth and Combating Dementia

Exergaming with Bike Labyrinth is an intervention in which physical exercise is combined with cognitive stimulation in a single task. A recent study deployed Bike Labyrinth’s interactive cycle route technology with older adults with dementia. The study found that exergame training improved psychomotor speed, compared to an active control group. This finding may be clinically relevant as psychomotor speed is an important predictor for functional decline.

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Denervated muscle and the Stimulette Den2x

Denervated muscles require a different electrotherapy protocol to "conventional" FES but research has shown that technology such as the Stimulette Den2x from Dr Schuhfried can reverse the loss of tissue bulk and quality that results from a denervation injury.  Restoring tissue in this way can reduce the risk of pressure sores, improve circulation and dramatically improve appearance.

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How much does an FES cycling system cost?

One of the first questions that potential FES cycling system owners might want to know is how much does a system cost?  I guess from a potential client’s point of view there is not a lot of point in finding out about all the features and benefits if the cost is out of reach.  In this article I can give you some guidance on the approach to pricing we apply to our RehaMove FES Cycling range. 

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