MSW has two Alinker bikes that you can borrow.
The Alinker is a modified walking bike/trike that can be used for personal exercise or transport as well as rehabilitation.
If you would like to try or borrow an Alinker from MSW you need to be set up by a health professional, as there are limitations and risks for its use for people with restricted mobility. Please contact us if you are interested in trialing the Alinker, phone 3888127 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Alinker bikes
The Alinker is a modified walking bike/trike that can be used for personal exercise or transport as well as rehabilitation. The aims of the Alinker include:
- Independent mobility, ability to go out by yourself.
- Functioning/moving at eye level once again.
- Building muscle strength.
- Increasing periods of activity with reduced fatigue.
- Reduced strain on lower limbs.
- Feeling socially engaged.
- Increased confidence.
Multiple Sclerosis Wellington (MSW) has a medium and a small Alinker that are stored at the Laura Fergusson Trust in Naenae, Lower Hutt. Laura Fergusson Trust professional team members are responsible for assessing each individual’s safety and suitability for Alinkers as well as training participants in how to use the Alinker. A further assessment will be made after trialing the Alinker to determine if it has enhanced any aspects of your quality of life and wellbeing.