The Mount Royal University Fitness Centre is a wheelchair accessible facility with many pieces of adapted strength equipment.
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a modality which uses surface-applied electrical current to initiate a muscle contraction. FES is a prescribed modality and requires a doctor’s referral. Mount Royal University offers memberships for individuals who would like to use our FES Bike. This membership requires an initial assessment to determine the suitability and safe stimulation levels for interested participants. The initial assessment determines suitability based on: a medical questionnaire, range of motion tests, and sensitivity and response to stimulation. FES equipment allows for progressive programs similar to traditional exercise, the frequency, intensity, type and time are all variables that can be modified to ensure the program meets the demands of the participant.
For more information on the FES bike program and other accessibility features of the Mount Royal University fitness centre, please visit us at the link below.
*individuals under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.