SPECIAL NEEDS RIDING
In some instances, from problems caused from diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), or nerve injuries, riders can handle the recumbents by adding clipless, strapped/stirrup or heel support platform pedals. Riders become more stable by keeping both feet solid on the pedals on the back turn, and safely applying pressure constantly without slipping. Not only are they getting great cardiovascular exercise, but they are building leg muscles at the same time.
Balance / Spacicity / Mobility Issues
The TerraTrike allows riders with balance, spacicity and mobility issues a chance to get back to riding. Because there isn't the issue of maintaining a certain speed to stay balanced on 2 wheels like an upright bike, riders can focus on riding. Steering is also fluid and can in most cases even be don with one hand. Optional single-handed shifters and/or brakes can help with riders with limited use of one arm. clipless, strapped/stirrup or heel support platform pedals also allow for keeping both feet solid on the pedals on the back turn, and safely applying pressure constantly without slipping. Not only are they getting great cardiovascular exercise, but they are building leg muscles at the same time.
Our Tandem Pro and Rover Tandem attachment is perfect for blind riders who want to ride and have a captain available to steer for them. Our independant Pedaling System (IPS) allows for each rider to pedal at their own cadence and power level.
TerraTrikes are the perfect therapy for handicapped or assisted needs riders. With a wide range of special needs accessories (and more coming every day), adapting a TerraTrike to specifically meet the needs of your handicap is not problem.
Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Needs
TerraTrike works closely with a wide range of rehabilitation hospitals, government VA hospitals, and physical therapy facilities. Therapists and Doctors love the TerraTrike for it's ergonomic design and how it motivates patients to continue with their exercise / therapy treatments. It also gets the patient out into the outdoors which is a great morale motivator. Many patients add the optional roller-trainer that converts their trike to an indoor recumbent exerciser during off season.
Did you know that we are also endorsed by the Michigan Association of Chiropractors.
Below are stories of TerraTrikers who had been otherwise unable to ride due to special needs. We're proud to have helped them