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“As both a university music teacher and a Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard, I recognize the functionality of the SaeboGlove”

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


Christopher Walker

Dr. Christopher Walker has performed as a soloist in eleven countries, spanning three continents, and has shared the stage with such great performers as Frederick Fennell, Eugene Rousseau, and The United States Air Force Academy Band. He has performed for the Vice President of the United States.

In military bands, Master Sergeant Walker has served as a saxophone, flute, and clarinet soloist, conductor, and musical group leader. Recently, Dr. Walker performed a tour of Norway in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Norwegian constitution, giving performances and presenting guest lectures. Dr. Walker serves on the faculties of Georgia Southwestern State University and Darton State College.

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The Missing Measurement In Stroke Recovery

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Friday, April 15th, 2016


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The Missing Measurement In Stroke Recovery By Peter G Levine

Measuring progress towards recovery after a stroke is essential. Survivors and caregivers want the best treatment based on benefits versus risk and cost, managed care requires cost effectiveness, and evidence-based practice demands the use of reliable and valid outcome measures.

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Which Recovers First After A Stroke, The Arm or The Leg?

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Monday, April 11th, 2016


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Which Recovers First After A Stroke – The Arm or The Leg? By Peter G Levine

“Which comes back first after a stroke, the arm or the leg?”

First-year OT and PT students know the answer to this question: the leg. However, the reasons driving the leg’s speedy recovery are not so simple.

Here are some reasons to rethink this “leg comes back first” perspective.

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How “Good” Stroke Survivors Help All Stroke Survivors

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016


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How “Good” Stroke Survivors Help All Stroke Survivors By Peter G Levine

When physical and occupational therapists read stroke-specific clinical research, they are often skeptical. One of the main reasons for therapists being dubious of research is that research often reveals something contrary to his or her clinical observations.

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Helping Stroke Survivors with Evidence-Based Practice

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Friday, March 25th, 2016


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Helping Stroke Survivors with Evidence-Based Practice By Peter G Levine

Everyone talks a big game with evidence-based practice (EBP) in stroke. You can’t go to any occupational or physical therapy seminars without the term being thrown around like confetti. Beyond the platitudes, what is EBP? How can EBP be clinically implemented to help stroke survivors? Finally, what are the best resources to access EBP for stroke?

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Stroke Rehabilitation: Throw Out Those Cones

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Monday, March 14th, 2016


MedBridge provides clinicians and healthcare organizations a comprehensive education platform that includes clinical education, patient education, and home exercise programs to advance their knowledge, engage patients in their recovery, and improve outcomes.

Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Always doing the same thing? Feeling uninspired? News flash: If you’re bored, your patients are too. It’s time for a change! Some of the most exciting research today is in neuroplasticity and the impact we have as therapists.

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The Sixth Vital Sign

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Monday, March 14th, 2016


MedBridge provides clinicians and healthcare organizations a comprehensive education platform that includes clinical education, patient education, and home exercise programs to advance their knowledge, engage patients in their recovery, and improve outcomes.

By now, many of you have heard the term the “sixth vital sign” when referring to walking speed. We are all accustomed to taking vital signs to assess the status of our patients, but Fritz and Lusardi remind us about another simple test that gives great insight into the functional status of our patients. These authors suggest that walking speed is “almost the perfect measure.”

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Questions To Ask Your Occupational Therapist

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016


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This guest post was provided to us by Hoang Tran from Hands On Therapy

So maybe you have had an injury to your body such as a broken bone or surgery, an injury to your brain such as a stroke or a brain injury, or have a condition that is affecting your ability to function independently like you were before such as Parkinson’s. If any one of these conditions affect how you live your life and how you want to function with less difficulty, you may be looking for an Occupational Therapist. I am and occupational therapist and certified hand therapist. With some 15 years of experience now, I’ve had the opportunity to see a great deal of patients in various settings and with various conditions. I have been asked a lot of questions along the way, and there are also a lot of questions that I want my patients to make sure they ask when seeking out certain type of help.

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“The SaeboGlove is an excellent adjunct to a patient’s home exercise program.”

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016


Jena Bohl

My name is Jena Bohl, and I’ve been an Occupational Therapist for 5 years.

I have been working in outpatient neurological rehab for almost three years at HonorHealth (formerly Scottsdale Healthcare) in Scottsdale, AZ. During this time, I have been using Saebo products including the SaeboReach, Flex, Glide, Stretch, MAS, and trialed the MyoTrac Infiniti for 2 weeks. I most recently received the 2-week, free trial for the SaeboGlove to use with a patient.

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