This site provides information about FES Cycling (Functional Electrical Stimulation bikes) - and in particular the Hasomed, RehaMove FES bike. Whether following spinal cord injury, stroke, Transverse Myelitis or with MS, the RehaMove and RehaBike systems offer the UK best value solutions to long term health, fitness and wellbeing.
Research and clinical practice has shown the value of these systems and they are now frequently used by clients at home. We train our clients to use the technology safely and effectively. It's not necessary to become dependent on us for support.
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FES Cycling (sometimes referred to as an FES Bike) with RehaMove is an effective way of keeping fit and exerciseing when, following a spinal cord injury, stroke or MS, regular exercise is difficult to get.
This FES technology uses precise electrical stimulation to actively exercise the muscles of paralysed limbs improving circulation, easing spasms and much more following spinal injury. This is vital for long-term health.
The muscle contractions are controlled by a computerised stimulator - generating the muscle power to pedal a motorised cycle - known as an FES Bike. The aim is to build muscle bulk, strength, improve fitness and reduce muscle spasm producing circulation benefits. Effectively reversing many of the detrimental effects on fitness of the spinal injury. Whatever the underlying condition, exercise remains a vital component to a healthy quality of life.
Key benefits of a RehaMove or RehaBike FES Cycling are as follows (Proven in research studies since the 1980's)
An FES bike like the RehaMove is a useful in many conditions affecting the lower limbs including Paraplegia/ Spinal Cord Injury, MS, Transverse Myelitis and Stroke.
Used by thousands around the world at home and in hospital. Anatomical Concepts have worked with these products since 2005 and we back a great product with knowledgeable service and support.
A guide to the RehaMove and RehaBike FES Cycling Systems ...Use the quick form at the right to request detailed information or use our "Contact Form" page
Pricing varies depending on the specification. You should always verify that a system is going to be safe and effective for you to use. We can guide you on what options are necessary and desirable for you.
A typical RehaMove 2 active leg FESS exercise system is around £9,000. A system allowing active arm and leg exercise is around £10,000. These prices include shipping, training and setup and six week follow-up visits in addition to the hardware.
We recommend that you see - or ideally try - our FES bikes to understand the options. It's the most powerful and flexible system on the market.
In general, persons who fulfil the following requirements can use FES Cycling:
The function of the RehaMove FES Cycling system is to allow individuals with paralysis to operate a stationary cycle (a motorised ergometer) with their own muscle power. There are two fundamental versions of the adult RehaMove system.
Version 2 is most suited for those with a higher level of spinal cord injury where the muscles of the arm and shoulder are affected.
The RehaMove System is applicable to spinal cord injured persons with complete or incomplete lesions where the lower motor neurons are still intact. It is also valuable in cases of Transverse Myelitis, and in Stroke rehabilitation and MS. Spasticity in the limbs is generally managed by the system, which automatically senses and adapts to the onset of muscle spasm in the lower limbs during use. Some contraindications and cautions are
pointed out below.
To use the system effectively it is necessary that the user, perhaps if necessary with the support of a helper, can place electrodes correctly, position a wheelchair or appropriate seating system close to the motion trainer and secure the feet within the motion trainer pedals.
Research suggests that the benefits that can come from using the RehaMove system are
Many MOTOmed users choose an upgrade path to create a powerful FES Cycling system. The RehaMove 2 system consists of two main components - a MOTOmed Viva2 movement therapy bike and a RehaStim 2 FES unit. The fact is that an Viva2 model can be upgraded simply and easily to full FES capability.
Anatomical Concepts (UK) Ltd are Key Sponsors of the Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (UK & Ireland). We will feature the RehaMove FES Cycling system as well as the stand-alone applications of the RehaStim 2.
This is the premier event for health care professionals interested in the clinical development and deployment of FES technology. The meeting is being held on 12/13 April 2013 at the University of Southampton.