The Y Reaches Deeper Into The Community
F.E.S. stands for Functional Electrical Stimulation and is a form of exercise performed on a computerized bike that is specifically designed for people with neurological impairment. The technique involves using controlled pulses of electrical current that stimulate peripheral nerves and cause muscle contractions. Because dynamic motor support is fully integrated with the electrical stimulation, patterned activity occurs and the system enables muscles to work and perform active cycling even though voluntary control of the muscles has been impaired or lost. The Y presently has two of these bikes and members who have Parkinsons, Brain Injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke and Spinal Cord Injuries are enjoying exercise again. Please help the Y reach out to individuals who might benefit from the F.E.S. bike by getting the word out to your friends and family members. Since the purchase of a second bike, the Y can accommodate more members on the schedule. Call Diane at the Y (307-674-7488) for answers to any questions you might have about the bike.