Physical Therapy Stationary Bike and Equipment Company
Theracycle offers stationary neurological therapy and rehabilitation exercise bicycles for patients, families and caregivers of those afflicted with a neurological or mobility condition. This includes but is not limited to Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Arthritis, and Other Conditions. Our physical therapy stationary bike company has been in business for close to 90 years, and we are proud to say that we have helped thousands of customers.
Our goal is to improve the quality of life for those with neurological disorders and mobility conditions by providing effective, innovative and inspiring therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation equipment.
We offer unique semi-recumbent stationary therapy bikes designed specifically for those with a neurological or mobility condition. A Theracycle provides our customers with full body motorized-assisted therapy proven to reduce symptoms and improve mobility and motor skills.
With a Theracycle, you will experience symptom improvement including:
- Reduced falls
- Reduced tremors
- Reduced gait freeze
- Reduced anxiety
- Improved balance
- Improved posture
- Improved flexibility, strength and endurance
The Theracycle provides exercise options for people who cannot use traditional exercise equipment.” —Peter Blumenthal
What our Customers Say
My MS is really bad but I use my Theracycle five times a week for 45 minutes each time. When I use it, it keeps my legs from hurting and I never have spasms. I have to get on that bike. I can’t say enough about it. Believe me, there is no doubt in my mind that if I didn’t use that bike I would not be walking. It is the best investment I ever made. I love my Theracycle.” Michelle Mesi
West Seneca, New York
I’m 36 years old, and I was in an auto accident when I was 19. I am a paraplegic. Theracycle is the best thing I have found to exercise my legs. I have had other bikes in the past, but Theracycle is the best piece of physical therapy equipment I have found to meet my needs. Thank you for putting out a product that has truly been a blessing to me as well as to many others.” Robby Timmons
Mt. Airy, North Carolina
As a practicing neurologist with twenty-five years of evaluating patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurological problems, I have taken an aggressive approach towards helping my patients receive the exercise they need.
Patients who have used the Theracycle have shown increased range of motion and decreased spasticity, improved muscle tone, strength and balance control. Further, use of the Theracycle has increased the physical endurance and improved the psychological outlook of these patients.
The Theracycle is motor driven, which enables users who cannot use their own energy to move their body. These patients have also shown improvement with digestion and other issues associated with immobility.” Thomas F. Morgan, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Brown University School of Medicine
Providence, Rhode Island
Theracycle Featured on Made in Mass, www.wcvb.com
Theracycle was featured on Doug Meehan’s WCVB 5 segment Made in Mass and discussed how the motorized Theracycle exercise therapy bike can help those challanged with mobility conditions.
Watch the Made in Mass feature on www.wcvb.com »
Industry Recognition and Awards
- 2019 Best Assistive Exercise Manufacturer GHP (Global Health Pharmacy) award
- Research collaborations-URI/ASU/Cleveland Clinic
- American Heart Association Cycle Nation Event
- 85 years in business
Our Company Culture and Mission
Our company culture includes a focused team effort and commitment to helping people live better with neurological and mobility conditions in a customer centric, supportive and results-driven team environment.
Our company mission is to improve the quality of life for those with neurological and mobility conditions by providing effective, innovative and inspiring therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation equipment.
Our Company History
In 1932, a New York City mechanical engineer designed a motor-driven stationary bicycle for his wife who had a neuromuscular disorder. His hopes were that by helping her maintain constant, full-body motion, it would help alleviate her muscular ailments. His invention worked so well that it soon attracted the attention of others who wanted to keep fit but lacked strength or endurance.
This machine, later named Exercycle, became the exercise method of choice for more than one hundred thousand people. Over the years, fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life have discovered the Exercycle—from Presidents FDR and Eisenhower, to screen stars John Wayne and Jane Fonda. Everyone benefited from the Exercycle’s combined movements of swimming, rowing, cycling, chin-ups, and calisthenics in one efficient and fluid workout.
Now, we have incorporated years of technical know-how and experience based on the original Exercycle to develop another revolutionary exercise bicycle—one designed specifically for the unique needs of people with Parkinson’s or other neurological conditions who lack the strength and endurance to use traditional exercise equipment.
The Theracycle helps with Forced Exercise—providing the needed assistance to pedal at a higher speed and longer duration than one can do on their own which has been proven to reduce symptoms caused by neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Stroke.
Meet our Team
Peter Kaplan – Managing Partner & Head of Marketing
Peter is responsible for managing the overall Theracycle business in addition to all Marketing and Product Management activities. Peter has over 27 years of marketing and product management experience in retail, manufacturing and distribution operations. Peter has spent the past 16 years in the health care segment in various executive management roles for such companies as Cardinal Health, Invacare, and Compass Health Brands. Peter graduated from the Boston University Questrom School of Management with a BSBA in Finance and Marketing. Peter is committed and inspired to make a difference for those living with neurological conditions by improving upon current product and developing innovative and inspiring new product with increased efficacy, intelligence and value.
Rich Blumenthal – Head of Sales
Rich is responsible for Sales at Theracycle. Rich has been with Theracycle for over 13 years and has spoken with well over 15,000 people living with Parkinson’s disease, MS and other mobility issues. Prior to Theracycle, Rich held leadership positions in several non-profit organizations. Rich is an avid road cyclist and yoga student in his time off. Rich graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. His broad experience helps Rich and the sales team better understand the challenges of those living with a neurological condition and how a Theracycle can add value to their quality of life. It also provides him with a deep understanding of our customers’ needs and ability to effectively assess how we can help.
Jean Schwier – Head of Customer Experience
Jean is responsible for Customer Experience and Procurement. Jean has worked at Theracycle for 3 years in various management roles. Jean has 20+ years of retail merchandising and product sourcing experience with both large and small retail companies across the northeast including Building 19 and Grossman’s. Her broad experience provides a strong background to manage multiple segments of the business. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she attended the State University College of New York at Buffalo. In this digitally oriented time, Jean is personally committed to ensuring our customers are taken care of as the top priority each and every day from shopping online to the sale process to product delivery to technical service visits.
Dyana Steeves – Financial Controller
Dyana is responsible for the financial operations and Human Resources for Theracycle. Dyana has 20+ years of accounting and personnel management experience across multiple business sectors. She attended the University of Massachusetts & Framingham State University and holds degrees in Accounting and Psychology. Previous to Theracycle, she was the Director of Operations for Chyten Educational Services and Director of Business Operations for Golden Pond Residential Care Corp.
Ryan Pacheco – Head of Production
Ryan is responsible for managing all manufacturing and fulfillment operations at Theracycle. Ryan’s prior experience includes 10+ years in various manufacturing roles including production manager, machinist, CAD/CAM programmer, and Quality Assurance inspector with such companies as H&S Tool and Engineering and Cure Golf. Ryan graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ryan’s is committed to ensuring that the manufacturing team produces and delivers a high-quality product that is rigorously tested to provide users with a reliable therapy product that will improve their lives.
Our Contact Information
31 Hayward Street, Suite B1
Franklin, MA 02038
Peter Kaplan | [email protected] | 508.530.4250
Rich Blumenthal | [email protected] | 508.530.4253
Jean Schwier | [email protected] | 508.530.4255
Ryan Pacheco | [email protected] | 508.530.4254
As a physical therapy equipment company, we are proud to offer a product that can assist people in their search for ways to improve the quality of their lives. If you or a loved one are suffering from a neurological or mobility condition, give us a call today.