New Gym Equipment Donated

Ability Bow has been donated an FES Bike

Functional electrical stimulation is a rehab technique which applies an electrical current to paralysed or weakened muscles. FES is used to stimulate the lower motor neurons that connect the spinal cord to your muscles, and evokes patterned movement of the legs or the arms. FES therefore enables your muscles to be exercised, even if you’ve lost some or all voluntary control of them.

This bike has been donated by Katie Barretta whose late husband Jose suffered a high level spinal injury in 2015. Between his injury and his death his friends raised a considerable amount with help from Regain Sports Charity with which to purchase an FES bike from Cyclone. 

Unfortunately José never took delivery of the FES bike and Katie is placing the FES bike at Ability Bow where other disabled people can use it. The AB team have been fully trained to use the new bike and we’re all happy to see it being used by gym members.