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This site provides information about FES Cycling (Functional Electrical Stimulation bikes) - and in particular the Hasomed, RehaMove 2 FES Cycling system.  Whether following Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Transverse Myelitis, MS, Parkinson's Disease or other neurological condition, the RehaMove systems offer the UK's best value solutions to long term health, fitness and well-being.

Research and clinical practice has shown the value of these systems and they are now frequently used by clients at home. We train our clients to use the technology safely and effectively. It's not necessary to become dependent on us for support.

Anatomical Concepts (UK) Ltd provide the assessments, products and support to use an FES bike effectively

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Derek Jone's Rehabilitation Blog

Articles from Anatomical Director Derek Jones's "Rehabilitation Matters" Blog. Focusing on rehabilitation engineering and cases, issues, challenges.

 

Four weeks of functional electrical stimulated cycling after spinal cord injury: a clinical cohort study.

Derek Jones

Here are the details of new publication by Daniel Kuhn in Germany based on his work with the RehaMove FES Cycling system

Int J Rehabil Res. 2014 May 5. Epub ahead of print]
Four weeks of functional electrical stimulated cycling after spinal cord injury: a clinical cohort study.
Kuhn D, Leichtfried V, Schobersberger W.
Author information:
Clinic for Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine, Berufsgenossenschaftliche Kliniken Bergmannstrost, Halle, Germany  - and - Institute for Sports Medicine, Alpine Medicine & Health Tourism, University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall in Tirol, Austria.
Abstract
The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and the effects of functional electrical stimulated cycling (FES cycling) in patients with spinal cord injury during their rehabilitation in a special acute care unit. Thirty patients [10 with American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) grade A, three with AIS grade B, 15 with AIS grade C, two with AIS grade D] aged 44±15.5 years and 2 (median) (interquartile range, 1.0-4.25) months after spinal cord injury were included in the study. The patients participated in a 20-min FES-cycling program 2 days per week for 4 weeks during their acute inpatient rehabilitation. The influence on muscle cross-section, muscle and leg circumference, spasticity, and the walking ability parameter (distance, time, aids) was measured. Muscle stimulation intensity and output parameters (pedalling time and distance) were also recorded. Spasticity decreased during hip abduction and adduction (70 and 98.1%, respectively). Spasticity during knee flexion and knee extension decreased by 66.8 and 76.6%, and a decrease was found during dorsal foot extension (67.8%; for all, P<0.05). Presession-postsession comparisons showed that after 4 weeks of FES cycling, an increase in the circumference of the cross-sectional area of 15.3% on the left and of 17% on the right m. rectus femoris could be observed in group AIS A+B. In the AIS C+D group, the circumference of the left m. rectus femoris increased by 25% and that of the right m. rectus femoris by 21% (for all, P<0.05). The results of the study show that FES cycling in combination with function-oriented physiotherapy and occupational therapy can have a positive influence on spasticity, walking ability, and muscular reactivation. It seems to support circulatory processes within the rehabilitation of paraplegics already after a 4-week intervention.
PMID: 24802976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

 

Dan Eley joins Anatomical Concepts in London

Derek Jones

We are delighted that Dan Eley will attend and present for our Workshop at the Neurological Rehabilitation Therapy and Technology Expo, 12th & 13th June at the Excel, London.  Dan's story of dealing with spinal cord injury is both interesting and uplifting as it shows how you can have a remarkable life despite the challenges that come our way. 

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Mark Pollock and Claire Lomas to speak in London

Derek Jones

We are pleased that Mark and Claire will attend and present at the Neurological Rehabilitation Therapy and Technology Expo, 12th & 13th June at the Excel, London.  As exhibitors at this event we will show and demonstrate our range of excellent rehabilitation products and services. In addition to exhibiting our key products such as the RehaMove FES Cycle and the Gloreha Hand Rehabilitation Glove we are hosting an Anatomical Concepts branded Workshop.  We want to add value to delegates' Expo experience and bring speakers that can inform, educate and inspire during the two days of the show. We guarantee we will have an interesting programme that will showcase the best of human interest, technical excellence and opinion leading thought on rehabilitation.

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Inspiring tales from Claire Lomas

Derek Jones

If we believe Richard Branson, Claire Lomas's story is inspirational. Her spinal cord injury in 2007 changed her life and brought many challenges - but it also brought many blessings.  She came to the public's attention by completing the London Marathon in an exoskeleton. She has raised thousands for charity and is about to launch her new book "Finding My Feet" on the 20th February. We know Claire as a client and want to support her commitment to inspire others. Coming up to the book launch we would like to explore with you some of the things that inspire us all.  We will have the book available for sale on fescycling.com.

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Learning from Mark Pollock

Derek Jones

Some of you may have seen the article by adventure athlete Mark Pollock on "Exploring the frontiers of recovery" on the World Economic Forum website. He is challenging us to "explore the gap between reality and fantasy in pursuit of a cure for spinal cord injury."   It really is a challenge worth taking up. Take the time to read about Mark and Im sure you will be impressed at his resilience and his insight into what might be possible.

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