The MOTOmed movement trainer moves a patient’s legs or arms. As the individual may select passive, motor-assisted or active resistive training, the MOTOmed allows him or her to use existing muscle strength. The movements are smoothly controlled, similar to bicycling. Depending on the model, a person may train from the comfort of a chair, from a wheelchair or even in supine position from the bed.
“I purchased a MOTOmed last year. I experience spastic cerebral palsy and have a reverse osteotomy of the right hip joint. Since having surgery in 2008, I have been unable to pivot transfer as effectively, greatly impacting my physical activity level and ability to exercise my lower extremities. Thanks to the MOTOmed, I have increased strength and endurance. When I started daily home MOTOmed therapy, I was having the machine do a lot of assisting, and now I can cycle independently with no intervention by the motor for up to 30 minutes. My full MOTOmed therapy sessions are about 60 minutes. It has increased circulation, flexibility and my general mood. It’s just fun and relaxing. It doesn’t seem like a chore, and it is super gentle on joints and muscles.”Allison
“My son is currently 16 months old and has a diagnosis of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 (SMA). We have been trialing the Gracile for three weeks now and we have to have it! It is wonderful movement therapy for my son. We started off doing 5 minutes per day at a speed of 2 rpm, and have worked up to 30 minutes at a speed of 4 rpm. Each evening my son gets to “ride his bike” and gets so excited for this time. His heart rate immediately decreases once his legs begin to cycle as it is very relaxing for him, while also providing a great muscle workout. SMA causes the muscles to atrophy, yet we are seeing an increase in the muscle tone in just 3 weeks of use. I am really excited to see the long-term benefits of using the Gracile with my son.”Ashley
“I’ve been living with MS for 25 years now and depend on a wheelchair in my daily life. When I saw the MOTOmed first in the Chicago Rehabilitation Institute, Willowbrook, Illinois, I realized how much benefit this active/passive cycle trainer was for people with different conditions, such as stroke patients, cancer patients or children with disabilities. As I wish to be able to walk again, I bought myself a MOTOmed viva2 leg trainer. It is so good to have the MOTOmed in my home so that I can use it every day. I am on it at least 30 minutes daily and I want to do more. It is definitely worth purchasing the machine comparing it to the cost I have to bear for other rehabilitation care. With the MOTOmed I can train independently on my own. Each session helps me strengthen my legs, increase stamina and stimulate circulation. The MOTOmed makes me work and feel good throughout the day. I’d like to recommend the cycle trainer to everybody. Don’t be afraid of pain. If spasms occur, the MOTOmed will stop pedaling and eases the pain by changing the direction again and again until your muscles have relaxed and you can go on cycling. It is a wonderful product.”Cheryl
“Our son, Trae, experienced a severe neurological injury during active service in the military. The RECK MOTOmed has been instrumental in his strides to get well. He does 5 miles per day of therapy on the MOTOmed, and we have seen a great improvement in his range of motion, his oxygen level, his heart rate and his alertness. While most take these things for granted, these improvements in Trae are huge for him and for our family.” Paige
“I recently ordered a MOTOmed viva1 from Enable Me. I was ready to order a competitor’s product, literally ready to give them my payment info, when Fay Helminski at Enable Me went more than the extra 1,000 miles to help me. The MOTOmed lead time was longer than I liked; Fay found a loaner unit for me and arranged for delivery. John Garcia with Southwestern Medical Reps brought the unit right out and made sure I knew how to use it. My new unit will need to be reshipped in a few months when I move. Fay contacted their freight forwarder and gave me their contact info. Sue Bouws with Pacific Logistics Corp. not only said they could handle re-shipment but could also handle shipment of my power chair. Fay and Sue held my hand every step of the way, and my new MOTOmed was delivered a day early! Speaking of the MOTOmed, I am delighted with it. It has thoughtful features such as a way to make it easier to get your feet into the pedals. Controls are easy to read and the manual is helpful. The MOTOmed is a terrific product, and Enable Me is a wonderful company. You will not regret buying a MOTOmed or working with this very professional and caring crew!”Patricia