YMCA of Greater Providence

Rehabilitation Equipment

The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Bike

The Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike is designed to help those who are dealing with paralysis and other neuro-muscular issues to regain strength in muscles that may no longer be able to function.

FES is a well-established rehabilitation technique that uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves evoking muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity. With Restorative Therapies systems, FES creates patterned movement in arms, legs and trunk. FES enables muscles to work and perform activities even though the muscles may be weak or paralyzed through neurological disease or injury.

The Cranston YMCA is the only place in Rhode Island that currently is offering the use of the FES bike. We are also fortunate to have the FES bike at our Newman YMCA location in Seekonk, MA.

For more information on these bikes, please contact the Cranston Y at 401-943-0444, or the Newman Y at 508-336-7103.

Use of the FES bike is part of a YMCA of Greater Providence membership. For members, there are no extra costs associated with using this bike. Only with the assistance of trained YMCA staff may members work with the technology.




Learn more about our FES bike in the NBC 10 WJAR news report here and see the bike in action in the video below.



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