National AMBUCS has fostered a very special relationship with therapists throughout its near century of existence. Our organization and its members impact exponentially more people because of their expertise and dedication.
In recognition on this fact, AMBUCS has given nearly $9 Million in educational scholarships to students pursuing degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and hearing audiology. Additionally, all of the approximately 3,500 Amtrykes given away charitably each year are recommended by a physical or occupational therapist.
For physical therapist or occupational therapist clinicians the Amtryke will provide an age appropriate, safe, dynamic modality for improving balance, coordination, and strength. It’s so fun, your clients won’t even know they’re receiving therapy!
The Amtryke Adaptive Tricycle Program is about inspiring new abilities. Our goal is to provide access to all the classic benefits of riding a bike: mobility, strength, exercise, coordination, interaction with family and friends, and just pure fun!
Amtryke makes foot trykes, hand trykes, and hand & foot trykes in a wide range of sizes—all at a low cost. Nearly every rider can be successful, no matter their diagnosis, through our full line of highly adjustable trykes and myriad of adaptive accessories.
Many riders not previously considered capable of riding a bike will be successful riding an Amtryke. There are many reasons why, but here are the three most important:
- Most of our bikes employ a fixed drive, or ‘fixie.’ The fixed drive doesn’t allow coasting so whenever the tryke is in motion, the pedals are in motion for full therapeutic effect. It also works on a mechanical level to help a rider make a full pedal rotation.
- We make classic foot pedaled trykes, ones that can be peddled with just the hands and others that are pedaled using both hands and feet.
- We offer an impressive array of adaptive accessories.
Our trykes are designed to look like bikes, not medical equipment, and to be age appropriate.
Using the tryke at home or during therapy often builds endurance and self-confidence. It also provides another form of self-mobility for those who use assistive devices such as a wheelchair, crutches or walker.
Our highly adjustable trykes and wide range of adaptations makes this unique tricycle a valuable addition to the repertoire of any clinic, medical therapy unit, or adaptive physical education program. Each tryke can be quickly and easily adjusted without tools to fit many riders.
National AMBUCS, a 501c3 charitable organization and owner of Amtryke, has provided over 40,000 Amtrykes to riders across America. Local AMBUCS chapters work on the grassroots level to fundraise for those with financial need, while the National Wish List provides financial assistance where no chapter is present. Riders must be evaluated by a physical or occupational therapist to be eligible. Please be aware that since the National Wish List covers the entire US, we can only accept ten applications from each therapy facility per year.
The Amtryke Road Show brings a trailer full of trykes and adaptive equipment to clinics and other groups interested in learning more. We generally do an in-service training for therapists, often followed by a Bike Day where we help therapists fit their clients to riding solutions. We don’t charge for a Road Show visit, but be sure to get on our calendar early as dates fill up quickly!
Please contact us for more details at 1-800-838-1845. We look forward to hearing from you!