Pedal power sparks healthy rehab challenge

Over the summer patients at Marie Therese House have collectively cycled from Land’s End to Exeter as part of a their rehabilitation therapy.
The Marie Therese House Neuro Rehab Physio Team, has been trialling a Medimotion upper and lower limb, seated exercise bike with patients.

The idea of physiotherapist Kath Charlton, the bike has benefited all patients at Marie Therese House helping to increase their cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength and range of movement.

Clinical lead physiotherapist, Lisa Wayne, explains,

“Our patients have been enjoying their bike sessions which have enabled an increase in therapy input. The bike has allowed patients to encourage each other in therapy, with their accumulated miles cycled plotted on a group map where they have now collectively cycled from Land’s End to Exeter!”

Following a successful bid by Lisa to the Friends of Marie Therese House, full funding was secured for the bike which has now been purchased for the unit. The therapy team would like to say a big thanks to the Friends of Marie Therese House for their fundraising efforts, their support for therapy team and the ongoing benefit to their patients.

Pictured left to right are : Kath Charlton, Sarah Phillips, Lisa Wayne and Lyn Thompson (physio team) with patient Norma Cullen.

Added on December 8, 2017, in News - Therapies / Volunteering & Friends