Joint Lubrication and Nutrition
Our joint surfaces are covered by a smooth white slippery cartilage. Living cartilage cells do not have a direct blood supply and rely on an exchange of fluid to get nutrients and oxygen to stay healthy and heal. Joint movement is critical for this to occur. When mobility is reduced by injury, disease or prolonged bed rest, cartilage begins to deteriorate and the arthritic process accelerates.
Viscus is specifically designed to provide gentle, low-load movement therapy with minimal exertion. This makes it easier for people who are injured or too frail to move their joints, which increases motivation to undertake prescribed exercise. It’s also important that the joints move for extended periods, making it vital that the exercise be very comfortable. Viscus requires so little exertion that users are able to pedal it hours at a time – and are happy to.