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Question: I had a stroke Oct 3, 2015. I am regaining use of my left side. I bought a recumbent bike but the pedals are too small to work. My left knee is very week and I have a custom AFO. What bike would you recommend?

Also, I use a Bioness at therapy and would like to know how much they cost? I would like to approach my insurance about it.

Thank you.

Answer: A recumbent bike is a good choice. Maybe you could have someone adapt the pedals so that they better fit. Many people use straps to hold the weak leg in as well.

Bioness units cost thousands of dollars (I do not know the exact current price). You could contact Bioness from their website and ask. Some insurance companies cover Bioness and others do not. You could also check into renting it.

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