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,”…

Boston Herald on Theracycle: “Parkinson’s sufferers will reap benefits”

Fans of the Theracycle will want to read this just-published (2-15-12) article written by Boston Herald business reporter Brendan Lynch titled “Exercise Bike Reinvented– Parkinson’s sufferers will reap benefits”  featuring an interview with Peter Blumenthal. Read on below or see the article at the BostonHerald.com website at  bit.ly/wPBTRa Boston Herald Exercise bike reinvented Parkinson’s sufferers will…

Theracycle: Part of Boston’s Leadership in Life Sciences

Theracycles “Made in Massachusetts” Help Drive Life Sciences Innovation An 11/29/11 article in Mass High Tech titled “Report: Boston area is top U.S. life sciences hub” cites research from real estate services firm JonesLaSalle that rates the metropolitan Boston area as the #1 region for established and emerging life sciences businesses (in comparison to other…

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 people…

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…