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Get pedaling: RT300 Supine Bike aids early mobility
"We can use this bike for people who can’t get up and out of bed, but it will help them maintain strength in their arms and legs. That means that when they are healthy enough to get up, their legs and arms will be strong" White said.
Injured Olathe gymnast gets Christmas Eve surprise
Anna Sarol faces a long road to recovery after falling off the high bars in August. She spent weeks at Children's Mercy Hospital, then traveled to Chicago to endure more physical therapy. She's kept a positive attitude through it all, and on Christmas Eve, her positivity was returned in a huge way.
Project Walk® Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Signs a Three-year Partnership
Project Walk franchises are guaranteed to receive the highest level of care through Restorative Therapies' medical devices including RT300 FES cycles; the first Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) system to revolutionize FES rehabilitation.
Sedated or unconscious, ICU patients can still pedal a bike, McMaster researchers have found
Currently, one in four critically ill patients who survive have severe weakness that impairs their quality of life for up to five years after leaving the hospital, and more than half never return to work.
NBC10 Feature on RT300 at the Y
While his wife is on the treadmill at the Newman Y in Seekonk, Dr. Witman is getting in his workout. He's able to move his legs, with help, thanks to a piece of adaptive equipment known as the FES bike. Watch now
People with Paralysis Get Some Mobility Back With (FES) Bike
"At 17 years old, Chris Corsi suffered a diving accident that broke his neck and left him with paralysis. He was unable to control his trunk and had very little finger dexterity. Your whole life changes." The FES bike is helping to overcome the challenges his disability presents.
Phoenix Children's Hospital heralds the arrival of RT600 into it's "I can walk" Project
Many children with neurological disorders lose their ability to walk due to severe muscle weakness and impaired motor control, resulting in a sedentary lifestyle. RT600, cutting-edge equipment presents the opportunity for children to reach their highest recovery potential in a shorter period of time and fulfill their dreams of walking.
ICU patients get leg-up with (FES) cycling
Unconscious patients in intensive care have been placed on motorized cycling machines at the Austin Hospital as part of a trial to establish if exercise improves recovery rates. Researchers found the eight who exercised in intensive care reached recovery milestones such as standing and walking faster, had reduced delirium and improved physical function compared with their peers who did not. They were also able to return home up to three weeks earlier.
Electrical stimulation gives hope to paralyzed teen
"I broke my neck so I'm a c7 quad which means that I've lost a lot of finger dexterity and I don't really have any trunk control," said Chris. "It's affected everything your whole life changes." The FES Bike makes it less of a challenge.