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The Positive Effects of Forced Exercise and Theracycle


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· By Dolores and Floyd | parkinsonsdisease.net, originally published on 01/04/19 ·

My husband, Floyd, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease four years ago. At first, I just noticed some small changes in him – he was getting slower as he walked and as he drove. Gradually, everything else started slowing down as well. At his annual check-up, I made sure to bring these changes up to the doctor and just a few days later, Floyd received his diagnosis.

Following the initial shock and fear, I made it a point to research anything and everything that could help him. There were lots of options for medication, but I was intrigued by the idea of something that didn’t require daily meds: forced exercise.

I came across the idea of forced exercise when I discovered Theracycle, a provider of motorized, stationary bicycles designed specifically for people with PD. Our Theracycle allows my husband to get in an hour of exercise per day despite his lessened strength, as the motor propels the pedals forward for him. …

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