Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

August 9, 2016

In Tuesday’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Morton wins Tour of Utah in stunning finale; Bujak wins Route de France stage 1; Annemiek van Vleuten OK but disappointed after horrific crash in women’s Olympic road race; With Tour of Utah winner Lachlan Morton, there’s more than meets the eye; Lucinda Brand signs with Liv-Plantur; Frank to AG2R La Mondiale for two years; Successful surgery for Nibali; Henao ordered to rest in lieu of surgery after Rio crash; Ironman Boulder athlete killed by vehicle during cycling leg of race; Military explodes suspicious bag at finish during men’s road race; Researchers studying cycling to speed intensive care recovery; Tour of Utah recap video; Bike commuter nearly crashes out breakaway

Researchers studying cycling to speed intensive care recovery

by CyclingTips

A hospital in Ottawa, Canada is one of seven experimenting with cycling to aid in recovery for intensive care patients. Researchers are using a specifically-designed bed bicycle in a clinical trial to aid in reducing muscle atrophy from extended bed rest.

McMaster University’s Dr. Michelle Kho is leading the research which is based off research of conventional physical therapy, such as stretching, standing or walking.

As part of the two-year clinical trial, patients will cycle for 30 minutes a day using the RT300 supine bike, in addition to routine physiotherapy.

The study is part of growing research that says earlier physiotherapy is good for critically ill patients.

The bed bike could be beneficial for patients under sedation, as a motor can aid in the patient turning the pedals to give some form of physical activity.

Click through to read more at the Ottawa Citizen.