Hospital given £2,640 boost with new physio bike
Friends of Burnham-On-Sea Hospital have this week presented a new
exercise bike to its physio department.
20 years ago the League of Friends - as it was known at the time
- purchased an exercise bike for the Physio Department which has
now worn out and The Friends have recently been asked if they can
the hospital in Burnham's Love Lane the Friends of Burnham Hospital's
Chairman, Bernard Spilsbury, handed over the new kit to
members Heloise Saint and Mike MacKay, as pictured here.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, Bernard said: "We are pleased to have
been able to purchase a new Unicam Cyclotherapy System fitted to
a Mmonark Exercise Cycle costing £2,640."
is a method by which a cycling based exercise is expanded into clinical
use for the rehabilitation of lower limb injuries and neurological
provides an excellent cardiovascular, low impact exercise that most
are familiar with."
fitted with a Unicam patented pedal system the clinical use of a
standard cycle is greatly extended as it allows patients with lower
limb impairments/injuries to use 'Cyclotherapy' as part of their
we look at cycling purely as a mobilising technique a typical ten-minute
session pedalling at fifty revolutions per minute will generate
five hundred movements through the joint."
exercises are patient driven and therapist controlled, where the
physiotherapist is able to precisely set and record each exercise
session and the patient is able to see and feel their improvement
as exercises progress."
pedal crank on a normal bike is of a fixed length and requires a
normal range of joint function and strength to be able to complete
a full rotation."
pedal system comprises of a crank arm with a series of nine locations
to which a special pedal is attached. By using various configurations
it is possible to progress a patient with loss of function and strength
in the hip, knee, or ankle."