CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Amputation

WHat can the berkelbike offer to people with an amputation?

Keeping the body in a good condition can be very difficult for people with an amputation. A lack of movement, due to the loss of limbs, can cause serious health problems in the long run, such as diabetes and poor cardiovascular health. The BerkelBike provides a way for people with an amputation to become mobile again and keep the body fit and in a good condition.

People with an amputation can cycle using the BerkelBike by using both arms and legs; the arms provide support for stump(s) and prostheses. We have developed special pedals and leg supports to which the stump(s) or prostheses can be secured.

LUKE SINNOTT – DOUBLE LEG AMPUTATION

Luke Sinnott served as a captain and worked in the explosives cleanup service in the province of Helmand, Afghanistan. During a mission, he stepped on a bomb that severed both his legs. “It felt like my whole life was flowing out of my body”, he said. “I thought about home and didn’t want to die like this.” Using the BerkelBike, Luke can easily cycle with his walking prostheses. He is still very excited about this solution to his mobility problem.

DISCOVER MORE STORIES OF BERKELBIKE USERS
THE BENEFITS OF A BERKELBIKE
  • Available in a fixed frame model
  • Attachable to a wheelchair
  • The arms help the leg (or stump) perform a cycling movement
  • Provides a more effective fitness and strength training than a handbike
  • Uses pedals and leg supports to secure the leg (or stump)
THE ADDED VALUE OF A BERKELBIKE
  • Prevention of diabetes
  • Harder and faster cycling
  • Maximum fitness training
  • Many muscles become active again
  • Better blood circulation in the legs
HEALTH  BENEFITS OF A BERKELBIKE

The BerkelBike has been shown to support the rehabilitation process after an amputation, but in addition, there are many other positive effects. For example, the BerkelBike reduces the chance of developing diabetes. In addition, physical activity not only has a positive effect on the body but also on the mind. Movement provides a good and healthy feeling throughout the day.

The most important feature of the BerkelBike is that it stimulates both the arms and the legs toward movement. The leg muscles are the largest muscle group in the human body and should be trained in order to become physically fit. This combined movement is unique to the Berkelbike and ensures sufficient use of the legs to improve significantly.

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