New Parkinson’s Disease Therapy eBook

As you may know, The Theracycle is a motorized therapy bicycle uniquely designed for individuals with PD (and other movement disorders). Because the Theracycle is motorized, it allows individuals to easily maintain the consistent pedaling cadence of forced exercise therapy. Research has shown that a therapy of assisted high-cadence cycling, referred to as “forced exercise,”…

Davis Phinney Foundation: Exercise helps people with Parkinson’s “live better” today

The Triumphant & Victorious Davis Phinney– Theracycle’s Hero As a company who builds exercise bikes for people with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, it should come as no surprise that Davis Phinney is a hero of ours! For those who don’t know of him, Colorado-based Davis Phinney is a retired professional cyclist (and 1984 Olympic…

Bicycling helping people with Parkinson’s curb their symptoms

As its title suggests, a January 10, 2012 feature article in The Washington Post (Bicycling and other exercise may help people with Parkinson’s curb their symptoms,) states “while it cannot cure Parkinson’s, heavy-duty exercise shows promise for countering, even delaying, the inability to move that the disease causes.” In her article, Post reporter Alice Reid…

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…