Anatomical Concepts (UK)
Masters of Rehabilitation Engineering
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RehaMove FES Cycling

Exercise and Long Term Heath Benefits Despite Paralysis

Claire Lomas MBE uses the RehaMove 2

FES Cycling with a RehaMove system is an effective way of keeping fit and exercising when, following a spinal cord injury, stroke, MS or other neurological challenge, regular exercise is difficult to get. This popular system is used by hundreds of home-based clients for long term fitness as well as by therapy practices and hospitals around the world.

This FES technology uses precise functional electrical stimulation to actively exercise the muscles of paralysed limbs. This improves circulation, eases spasms, strengthens muscles and much more. This is vital for long-term health and can be used safely at home.

The Hasomed RehaMove 2 system is by far the most cost-effective FES bike for home or professional use. It's offered around the world and we have worked for more than 9 years with this product in the UK.  The system is the result of cooperation between two companies - Hasomed who make the FES components and Reck who make the popular MOTOmed motorised bikes.  This fact means that we can add FES Cycling to any MOTOmed Viva2 for the perfect upgrade.

Most of our clients use these systems at home safely and effectively. Many clients will be exercising following a spinal cord injury.  Research has shown benefits for cardiovascular fitness, bone health, relief from troublesome spasms and much more.  This technology is also suitable for many neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Parkinsons and Stroke rehabilitation.

For best value and great support it's your natural choice. System prices are around £10,300 for leg exercise version and £11,400 for an combined upper-limb and leg version.

See https://www.fescycling.com for more detail of options, pricing, benefits and contraindications.

You will also find electrode supplies and accessories in our store

Who can use an FES Cycling system?

Almost certainly if you have a spinal cord injury with intact lower motor neurons; whether sensory complete or incomplete. These systems can also be helpful following a stroke or with conditions such as MS, Parkinson's Disease, Transverse Myelitis

What are the Benefits?

  • Improved or maintained cardiovascular health
  • increased tissue bulk and quality of the leg muscles and gluteal muscles
  • Increased bone density in the lower limbs
  • Reduction on spasticity
  • Lowered risk of pressure sores
  • Cosmetic benefits
  • Improved feelings of well-being

Relative contraindications?

  • Denervated muscles
  • Severe spasticity
  • Limited ranges of joint motion at the knee or hip preventing a cycling action
  • Severe osteoporosis or greater than 5 years since injury
  • Damaged skin or open wounds in the path of the stimulation current
  • Some metail implants and certain cardiac pacemakers

Other Cautions?

  • Uncontrolled autonomic dysreflexia
  • History of lower limb fractures or joint injury
  • Suspected or diagnosed epilepsy
  • cardiovascular diseases, tumours or heart problems

Some Video Tutorials below - More at https://www.fescycling.com/videos

A short video showing the user interface for the RehaMove2 FES Cycling system
RehaMove 2 FES Cycling system leg exercise application
The arm exercise process for the RehaMove 2 FES Cycling system
An overview of Sequence Mode software training on the RehaMove 2. Sequence mode allows the FES unit to be used free from the bike - enabling many FES enabled exercises limited only by your imagination.