CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Amputation

HOW CAN A BERKELBIKE HELP IN THE CASE OF AN AMPUTATION?

With an amputation, you have lost (part) of the limbs. As a result, biking, walking and keeping the body in good condition can be very difficult. This can cause serious problems in the long term, such as diabetes and poor cardiovascular health. Training with the BerkelBike makes you mobile again and keeps your body fit and in good condition.

You can propel the BerkelBike with both your arms and legs. This happens in such a way that the arms provide support for your stump(s) and prosthesis. For many people with an amputation this is enough to enable them to cycle again. Via special pedals and leg supports the stump or prosthesis 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 walked on a bomb that severed both his legs. “It felt like all my life was flowing out of my body”, he said. “I thought about home and didn’t want to die like this.” He lost both legs.

Luke can easily cycle with the BerkelBike using 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
  • Available in a model you can attach to your own wheelchair
  • The arms help the leg (or stump) to perform a cycling movement
  • Provides a more effective fitness and strength training than a hand-bike
  • Uses pedals and leg supports to secure the leg (or blunt)
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.

An important health benefit of the BerkelBike is that the BerkelBike brings both arms and legs into motion. The leg muscles are the largest muscle groups in the human body. These muscles need to be trained for optimal physical fitness. When using a normal handbike, only the arm muscles are trained. These muscles do not contain enough muscle tissue for optimal cardiovascular training. The blood circulation in the lower body improves after training with arms and legs on the BerkelBike.

Ready to get fit? Schedule a free test ride!
Registry Newsletter