Johnny Beer Timms – SCI – Tetraplegia (C4 / C5)
”In 2011, I had a trampoline accident after a failed backward somersault. The result was a complete transverse lesion, so I could no longer move my arms and legs. After leaving the hospital, I could move parts of my arms a little more. My hands do not work properly anymore and this causes me many problems.
My interest in training my muscles through electrical stimulation led me to the BerkelBike. It is an amazing bicycle that allows me to cycle again, using the muscles both in my arms and legs. The electrical stimulation allows my paralysed muscles to work. I can’t move my legs, this is true, but this technology keeps me fit. I have even built up new muscle tissue! Personally, I believe that staying fit is extremely important for patients with a spinal cord injury.”