- Theracycle & Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s Exercise Bike
Benefits of Theracycle Exercise Equipment for Parkinson’s Patients
Theracycle is a highly beneficial exercise bike for Parkinson’s patients. A research study at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio proved that individuals with Parkinson’s disease who followed a forced-exercise regimen showed a significant reduction in their PD symptoms.
Forced exercise is an exercise/therapy where people with Parkinson’s exercise at a rate and duration greater than what they can do on their own. The Theracycle’s motor allows people with Parkinson’s to follow the very same forced-exercise regimen as in the Cleveland Clinic study, making Theracycle the ideal exercise equipment for Parkinson’s patients.
Benefits of forced exercise include the following:
- Improved gait and balance
- Reduced falls
- Increased flexibility and posture
- Improved endurance
- Reduced freezing of gait
- Improved working memory and decision making
- Improved attention and concentration
- Reduced depression and anxiety
- Improved quality of sleep
How Can Theracycle Exercise Equipment for Parkinson’s Disease Help You?
Exercising can be daunting when facing challenges of Parkinson’s disease like decreased mobility, flexibility and loss of balance. With the Theracycle Parkinson’s exercise bike, you can train your body and brain to keep moving and stay flexible while performing exercises for Parkinson’s disease. Our quiet bikes feature a powerful ½ horsepower motor that pushes you through your daily ride as an integral part of your Parkinson’s exercises. The unique motorized technology behind Theracycle’s Parkinson’s exercise equipment allows you to enjoy a full-body workout at home, helping you to build and maintain strength and balance.
Additional Information on PD
Customers of Our Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Equipment Find They Benefit From:
- Reduced rigidity and tremor
- Reduced bradykinesia
- Improved flexibility and balance
- Improved gait
Doctors, physical therapists, and researchers continue to uncover the benefits of exercising to slow the progression of Parkinson’s.
After many months of symptoms and tests, on July 30, 2009, I was officially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. During this time my wife heard a Good Morning America special about Dr. Jay L. Alberts and his study on forced exercise with an exercise bike. This training was of great interest to me, so I began researching the equipment and found Theracycle, a unique exercise bicycle for those who have difficulty getting the exercise they need. Unlike conventional exercise bicycles, Theracycle has a whisper-quiet motor that moves the pedals with you, helping you get the gentle exercise you need. I took Dr. Alberts’ study to Falcon Physical Therapy and asked Marc to follow the same protocol for me as was done in the study. I have 45 minutes of therapy, and then ride the bike for 60 minutes. My Theracycle workout includes a 10-minute warm-up, 40 minutes at maximum speed, and a 10-minute cool down. After just four weeks I was re-tested. I had some improvements on the upper body and marked improvements on the lower extremities. Another great side benefit was a 20-point drop in my blood pressure! I also have more energy and feel better both physically and emotionally.” Phil Kroeker