cycling

Cycling

Exercise bikes with motor can open for great opportunities for people who are very little active. Motorized cycling can help to make movements otherwise it would not be clear and such training could be a necessary option to train coordination and rhythm in the movement pattern. MOTOmed and Thera-Trainer are examples of such motorized bicycles.

For stroke patients with mild to reduced ability, such cycling has shown a significant improvement in bone function compared with normal rehabilitation. Motorized cycling also increases the balance and walking function of stroke patients.

Sources:

Damiano, D. L., Norman, T., Stanley, C. J., & Park, H.-S. (2011). Comparison of elliptical training, stationary cycling, treadmill walking and overground walking. Gait & posture.

Yang, H. C., Lee, C. L., Lin, R., Hsu, M. J., Chen, C. H., Lin, J. H., & Lo, S. K. (2014). Effect of biofeedback cycling training on functional recovery and walking ability of lower extremity in patients with stroke. Kaohsiung J Med Sci, 30(1)