FES Bike

Rehab4Life Physical Therapy 
 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike – RT300-SL

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike – RT300-SL

Benefits of the FES Bike

  • Prevent or reverse muscle atrophy
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Improve local circulation
  • Increase ROM

Diagnoses that benefit from the FES Bike

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Cerebral palsy

The FES bike uses electrical current to cause muscle contractions by stimulating peripheral nerves.  Research has shown FES is effective in treating both chronic and acute conditions. Our FES bike causes muscle contractions that allow patients to pedal even if they have lower extremity weakness or flaccidity. This patterned movement helps enhance neural plasticity and recovery in those suffering from neurological conditions. We have a 12-lead system, allowing stimulation simultaneously to bilateral large muscle groups including gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings, anterior tibialis, gastrocnemius, and abdominals.  Our FES bike also includes a SAGE system that individualizes each patient’s data to optimize each treatment session.

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