WHAT CAN A BERKELBIKE MEAN FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE?
In Parkinson’s disease there is a problem with the production of dopamine in the brain, because cells that produce it die off. As a result of this dopamine deficiency, the arms and legs shake. The muscles become stiff. The condition causes balance problems, inertia and a shortage of energy. This also means that walking and cycling are becoming increasingly difficult.
Starting and stopping a movement is becoming more and more difficult for many patients. To keep moving independently can sometimes be rather difficult, but it is very important. Cycling with the BerkelBike ensures that you remain mobile and that your muscles remain as flexible as possible. In people with Parkinson’s disease, the arms help the legs to get going, so that even in the case of stiffness, the legs can participate.