RT300 Electrical Stimulation Bike
To help our patients who have lost all or part of their ability to move
their legs, Covenant Rehab Centers offer the Restorative Therapies RT300
Electrical Stimulation Bike. This unique therapy tool uses Functional
Electrical Stimulation (FES) to help patients pedal a stationary bike.
How does it work?
When you are seated at the bike, your therapist attaches electrodes to
the surface of your skin. The system then sends computer-generated, low-level
electrical impulses to your legs, which cause coordinated contractions
of your quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles.
Sensors provide constant feedback to a computer, which controls the sequence
of muscle contractions as well as the resistance to pedaling. The result
is smooth and natural pedaling, with your leg muscles supplying the power.
Who is a candidate for Electrical Bike Stimulation therapy?
Designed primarily for spinal cord injury patients, the Electrical Stimulation
Bike can be used for anyone who has lost voluntary movement in their legs.
New studies are addressing outcomes with stroke and other neurological deficits.
What are the benefits?
The Electrical Stimulation Bike can help:
- Prevent muscle atrophy
- Relax muscle spasms
- Improve circulation
- Increase range of motion
Recovery can be a tough journey, but Covenant Rehab Centers will help you
make it a positive experience. Get on the road to recovery. Use our online tool to
find a physician or
contact us to make an appointment today.