Turbo training can help recovery for stroke victims, finds study

Stroke patients who took part in static cycling sessions had improved recovery of motor skills

(Image credit: mike prior)

Cycling on a turbo trainer, albeit a motorised bike, can help a stroke patients’ brain and motor skills recovery.

A small study of 17 stroke survivors by the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, showed how those who completed cycling exercises made greater improvement in the recovery of motor skills.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.