Stories

Exercise: Particularly beneficial to Parkinson’s patients

In a recent NetDoctor article titled “Exercise can be particularly beneficial to Parkinson’s patients” Dr. Michelle Gardner, research development manager at Parkinson’s UK, claimed that, although exercise is beneficial for everyone, it can offer extra advantages for those suffering from Parkinson’s. Referencing research conducted by the UCSF School of Nursing and Red Hill Studios,  Dr. Gardner said “Many…

Cycling Aids Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

While The Theracycle Blog has principally focused on how stationery cycling can provide therapeutic benefits to people who live with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, recently published research from a Japanese university suggests that the ability to ride a bicycle can help doctors determine whether the patient has Parkinson’s disease or atypical parkinsonism. It’s somewhat…

The Promise of “Forced Exercise”

While “Forced Exercise” sounds like something you’d have to endure as a member of a prison chain gang… it’s actually a very promising therapy introduced and validated by Jay Alberts, PhD—esteemed researcher at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Alberts’ research and clinical trials have shown that cycling “done right” can significantly improve the conditions of people…

Mariana: My Theracycle Story

One of the key components of the new Theracycle Blog is the inclusion and contribution of personal stories and advice from individuals who live with mobility issues and whom we know and respect.  We’re calling these posts “Theracycle Stories” Our first contribution for Theracycle Stories is from our friend Mariana from northern New England, who…

The Joys of Weight Lifting… Despite M.S.

You may have already “met” Mariana (our friend and 6-year veteran Theracycle rider) who shared her own Theracycle Story in a prior post…. Since it’s been something that she really enjoys and gets great benefits from – Mariana’s written the article below “The Joys of Weight Lifting— Despite M.S.” If you’re someone with mobility challenges…