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Theracycle exercise-, and cycling-related videos from the medical community and other media outlets.

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How Patients Are Using Cycling to Slow Down Parkinson’s

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are finding that cycling is helping patients stop the symptoms of Parkinson’s, and can even do something that medicine can’t do.

Theracycle Rider Marie Carteaux: “Being Physical is the Most Important Thing”

Once she got over the shock of her diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease, Marie Carteaux started to research online about what her options were to treat her symptoms naturally. "I have tried a lot of different things, and they've all helped me some degree, but nothing has helped me as much as this (stationary) bicycle, the Theracycle."

"My husband was skeptical" she says, "but he now tells people it's the smartest thing I've done of all the different things I've tried."

The Theracycle is a motorized exercise bike that helps improve your strength, mobility and flexibility. As a low-impact exercise that's aided by a revolutionary smart-motor, the Theracycle is a perfect companion for at-home physical therapy for the symptoms of Parkinson's, Multiple-Sclerosis, stroke, and other movement disorders.

Theracycle Rider Joe Kapsch: Exercise and Parkinson's Disease

Joe Kapsch, a Theracycle rider talks about the importance and challenges of getting sufficient exercise when living with Parkinson's disease. Joe explains, "Exercise improves your symptoms. Bicycling has done some tremendous things for people with Parkinson's. ...For me personally, it just enriches my soul and gets me going. Truth is I'd rather play basketball than exercise, I'd rather play golf... this is a means to keep playing golf and everything else. I can never get too much exercise on it, and it's easy"

Joe isn't alone – many people living with Parkinson's disease have discovered the benefits of exercising, and the motorized Theracycle is designed specifically as a means of physical therapy through exercise and movement for those living with Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke symptoms, or other mobility disorders.

Theracycle – a Motorized Exercise Bicycle for Physical Therapy at Home

As you get older, keeping as healthy as possible is your number one priority. As every doctor will tell you, regular exercise is necessary for your good health. The problem is, mobility disorders such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and other mobility disorders can make exercise difficult. Theracycle offers the solution.

Theracycle's specially designed smart motor makes exercise easy, efficient, and pleasant. This motor provides assistance, allowing you to exercise longer, with less stress, providing the maximum benefit to your exercise routine. Not to mention, the Theracycle was designed to be used at home- so you're in total control.

Theracycle riders report significant improvements in mobility, strength, balance, gait, energy, and sleep patterns. In addition, users also report reduced pain, weight, stress and fatigue. Recently awarded the prestigious SBIR grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Theracycle will allow you to regain control of your exercise, and your health.

Theracycle Rider Dr. Paul Gustavson: Keep Moving with Parkinson's disease

Diagnosed with Parkinson's in the early 2000's, Dr. Paul Gustavson discovered the motorized Theracycle after hearing about a tandem bicycle study that showed the impact cycling could help patients with Parkinson's disease symptoms. As a physician, he knew it was important to keep moving. Now, Dr. Gustavson has made the Theracycle a part of his day. "Because of the way its set up, I don't have to do anything. I could literally sit on it and just put my feet in the stirrups... It's a daily use for me; it basically gets my day going. I get up and set the pot of oatmeal... then get upstairs with the dog. He runs the treadmill while I do the Theracycle."

"Maybe for the first five minutes I'm doing a little less than expected and then as time goes on, I can actually start pushing against the machinery and start to get some muscle toning out of it. ...It's become a part of my day, as much as my oatmeal."

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