TheraTrike specializes in designing and
manufacturing therapeutic tricycles and accessories for children
with disabilities. Our mission is to create opportunities for
independence by providing therapeutic tricycles to children with
cerebral palsy and similar disorders. Our products provide benefits
for riders with minimal to profound disabilities.
TheraTrike tricycles are uniquely different from other cycles on the
market today because of the simple, patented back-and-forth walking
motion used to pedal the tricycle. Our therapeutic tricycle was
conceptualized by a physiatrist at Primary Children's Medical
Center and developed at the University of Utah to utilize the hip
extensor muscles (the buttock muscles used in walking) to strengthen
and develop gait in children with cerebral palsy and similar
disorders. Formal testing and evaluation concluded that use of the
tricycle enhanced gait and improved self-esteem. Children enjoy the
freedom and ability to participate in everyday neighborhood
activities, while parents enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the
tricycle for their children. The force required to operate is
minimal during either forward or backward travel. The wide base
provides excellent stability while the design makes the cycle
TheraTrike tricycles come in three sizes: Small, Medium and Large.
Each one is adjustable to assure the perfect fit for all children
from small toddlers all the way up to adult size.