Smart Cycling for Wheelchair Users Comes to Letchworth

Smart Cycling for Wheelchair Users Comes to Letchworth

An anonymous benefactor has given an amazing gift to a local charity…

See this link to an article in the Comet.

The Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth helps anyone with any long term condition. It’s gym now has an extra piece of equipment that allows wheelchair users (and anyone else) to cycle, thanks to a generous donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

The Tigo-506 is a specialist cycle which is particularly helpful to people with lower body challenges. The machine – complete with safety cuffs, easy release and personalised pedal range – helps with circulation and mobility. It is easy and safe to use, using technology to offer a range of fun exercise options… you can use the pedals to race a car, save goals or fly in space!

“We are incredibly grateful to have been given this remarkable piece of equipment,” says Mark Boscher, Chief Executive of The Herts MS Therapy Centre, which offers specialist physiotherapy and exercise support as one of its key services. “It’s great fun to use and offers exciting exercise options to many of the people who use our gym.”

The Tigo-506, from Medicotech, improves muscle tone and offers feedback on balance and coordination as well as distance covered.

Shukri Mansour, owner of Medicotech, recommended the Letchworth charity to the donor, because he believed that it would be greatly valued and used to make a positive difference to many people in wheelchairs or with limited lower body use in Letchworth.

Mark & Shukri from MedicoTech in the Gym

Mark & Shukri from MedicoTech in the Gym

“We have been fundraising to afford this particular piece of equipment for a while,” explains Mark. “This generous gift means that people can start feeling the benefits – and trying something different – far more quickly.”

One of the regular cycle users Christine King tries out the new equipment at HMSTC.

Would you or someone you know like to try the Tigo-506? Visit The Herts MS Therapy Centre in Letchworth for a free session! Booking is essential – please email or call Claire on 01462 684214.