We just had the pleasure of learning about a piece of equipment that might be incredibly helpful for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Paraplegia, Tetraplegia, Quadriplegia, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases and issues involving mobility impairment.
Last week, a potential new client showed us their equipment when we went on a home visit. They had been using it for a long time and felt that it had drastically slowed a loved one’s Parkinson’s disease–and also made life more comfortable.
MOTOmed Movement Therapy Systems are made by Reck. They are adapted exercise bikes that help keep the muscles loose to minimize sudden spasms and stiffness, but they also help build muscle strength. They help improve circulation, mental health and metabolism.
I’m not the most technical of people, but these therapy bikes are supported by a motor, so that they pedal for a person which keeps the muscles warm and loose. For those who wish to pedal on their own, or build up to it, that is also an option.
MOTOmed equipment can be expensive, yet it might be worth it for some. Or it could even be something that senior centers might want to have on site.
These bicycles are made in a variety of models; to be used from a wheelchair, a bed, for the arms, as well as the legs. They are available in a wide size range for adults and children.
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MOTOmed products are sold through local sales representatives.