CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Hemiplegia

WHAT CAN AN EASYLEGS SIGNIFY IN THE CASE OF A STROKE?

Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is a common term for a frequent condition in which brain cells die due to a lack of oxygen when the blood flow of the brain is reduced. This can be caused by a blockage of a blood vessel to the brain.

A CVA is also known as a stroke. The symptoms of a CVA depend on the brain area in which it occurs. The most common symptom is loss of strength or paralysis on one side of the body with partial or complete loss of the ability to move and feel. After a CVA, people often suffer from limitations, such as half-sided paralysis, blindness, balance problems and coordination problems.

THE BENEFITS OF AN EASYLEGS
  • Easy to transport (in a car)
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
  • Suitable for electrical support
  • Available in a fixed frame model
  • Operation with one hand on one side of the bike
  • Available in a model you can attache to your own wheelchair
THE ADDED VALUE OF AN EASYLEGS
  • Cycling in the open air
  • The sportiness of a bicycle
  • The commodity of a scooter
  • Training to get stronger and more flexible legs
  • Legs are  stretched and bent up to 1000 times in 20 minutes
  • Bikes as you were accustomed to use before your paralysis
HOW DOES AN EASYLEGS WORK?

The EasyLegs can help you to resume activity after suffering a stroke. With the EasyLegs you can train your body using leg propulsion. This is especially advantageous when there are coordination problems as well, for example on one side of the body. By using the EasyLegs, the non-affected side of your body can support the affected side, but this can also use and improve the strength on the affected side.

If you don’t have any strength left in your leg, it can passively move along as you cycle with the pedaling assistance. This passive movement is better than no movement. The three wheels and the wide seating area provide EasyLegs with good stability in the case of balancing problems. The EasyLegs is also very suitable for rehabilitation after a stroke.

WHAT BENEFITS HAS AN EASYLEGS FOR MY HEALTH?

When people go cycling with the EasyLegs after a stroke, they become fitter. Fitness is an important indicator of health. Training the legs with the EasyLegs provides a great health benefit that is important after suffering a stroke.

The stroke risk increases with lack of sufficient movement, obesity and having suffered a previous stroke. This risk can be reduced by maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle and avoiding obesity. This also reduces the risk of a second stroke. Physical movement makes people feel fitter and less tired. In addition, EasyLegs enables you to move together with people from your surrounding. Cycling with a mate stimulates your social life.

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