Low-speed and low-resistance motion has been researched and used in exercise therapy in hospitals for over 50 years to improve patients’ well-being. Motion Therapy stimulates metabolism and circulation, strengthens physical and mental health, and enhances longevity.
The medBike is equipped with the patented Continuous Control System which allows consistent watt-controlled resistance, while monitoring the strength input of the user. This is a safe, gentle and effective way for people with physical limitations to stimulate muscles and bone cells, and to get moving once again after periods of inactivity.
The medBike offers 3 operating modes: Active, Passive and Pedal-Assisted mode. In each mode the user can program an individual therapy session with specific resistance and time values. Forward and reverse pedal movement can also be combined into one motion training.
In Pedal Assisted mode, the Continuous Control System measures the strength of the user’s input and will assist with the rotational movement to meet the selected setting if necessary.
The medBike offers a complete and detailed log after each Motion Training session, showing the relevant Motion Therapy data.
Motion Training Therapy stimulates the metabolism, helps strengthen muscles, improves bone density, and enhances physical and mental well-being. The medBike can become an essential part of Motion Therapy Training for people with physical limitations, and is safe and effective for anyone who is able to use it.
Motion Therapy is used worldwide in clinics, nursing homes and rehab centers for geriatric, pediatric and even orthopaedic treatment. The medBike creates a motivating therapeutic environment for people with physical limitations. This positive training environment helps patients to maintain or achieve good health progressively.
Motion Training Therapy has also been proven to be very effective in the treatment of MS and Parkinson’s disease. The balanced movement of the medBike in Passive Mode helps to loosen and strengthen muscles and reduce spasticity. The Continuous Control System avoids overstraining the upper and lower leg muscles, and hence creates safe therapeutic movement.
Motion training is also highly effective in assisting neurological rehab. Repeating Movement Training is essential in some cases of brain or nerve damage. Frequent and regular movement can help with the recovery of some neurologic functions.