Theracycle Frequently Asked Questions
The following questions and answers will help you further understand the unique characteristics of the Theracycle:
I have a movement disorder which precludes me from traditional type of exercise. Will the Theracycle really allow me to exercise?
Yes. The Theracycle’s motor assists you in attaining continuous exercise for longer periods that, due to lack of strength and endurance, would otherwise not be possible on traditional exercise equipment for users with movement disorders. We are so convinced the Theracycle will work for you that we offer a money-back guarantee within 30-days of purchase if you are not completely satisfied.
I have limited mobility. Will I be able to get on the Theracycle?
The Theracycle’s frame was specially designed for easy mounting and dismounting. The open step-through base was engineered to allow you to easily get on the Theracycle.
Is it safe to use?
The Theracycle is designed specifically for users with movement disorders and has many safety features. Its motion can be stopped instantly using either a push of a button or a pull of a cord. The structural steel and cast iron parts help support the user's weight safely and the seat is extra large for comfort and stability.
Is it difficult to operate the computer controls?
No, the user-friendly, easy-to-read control panel on the Theracycle lets you set your own time and speed. We provide simple, easy-to-follow instructions.
Is financing available?
Yes, through a special Mobility Loan Program with below market rates from the Digital Credit Union in Marlboro, MA. Acceptance and rates vary depending on credit history
A basic, non-motorized exercise bicycle cost $500 or less. Why does the Theracycle cost so much more?
The Theracycle is not a simple exercise bicycle. It is an American manufactured motorized device whose parts are precision made in small production runs and thus there are no economies of scale as seen in much less expensive imported products. In addition, the specialized use of the Theracycle for people with movement disorders necessitates many redundant safety mechanisms, a very sturdy and heavy frame made of structural steel, a powerful motor, and sophisticated electronics—all of which are built to provide decades of use without failure. In fact, the Theracycle costs much less than other comparable motorized exercise/therapy products: the MOTOmed™ made in Germany, and the US made Flexiciser™, NuStep® (not motorized), and Restorative Therapies™.
Will the motor still allow me to exercise on my own when using the Theracycle?
Yes. The advanced electronic components on the Theracycle make the motor “smart” by detecting when you are exercising and when the motor should assist you to exercise. You choose how much or how little you want the motor to assist you.