SaeboGlove Helps Walter Use His Hand Again!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020


SaeboGlove

Walter was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy 14 years ago. He explains how the SaeboGlove helped him regain his hand function and how he was able to pinch again. Hear Walter’s story.

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I salute the Saebo company for their products and follow-up support

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020


SaeboStep
I had increased weakness in my left lower extremity prior to lumbar back reconstruction. Following my surgery, I developed foot drop in my left foot. The SaeboStep was the only orthotic device that I could easily apply by myself each morning. It allows me to walk safely and continue with my rehab activities. It is a blessing. It is affordably priced, applicable to a wide range of shoes, and applicable without additional personal support. I have recommended it to several people suffering from foot drop for various reasons. I have also profited from Saebo’s website and the recommended exercises. I salute the Saebo company for their orthotic products and follow-up support.
— George T.

How to Treat Foot Drop with Electrical Stimulation

Scott Thompson
Thursday, August 20th, 2020


foot drop treatment with estim

What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop, also known as dropped foot or drop foot, is the inability to raise the front part of the foot up toward the shin. This happens due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot (National Institute of Neurological Disorders).

Patients who suffer from foot drop often scuff their toes along the ground; they may also bend their knees to lift their foot higher than usual or swing their leg out to the side to avoid hitting their toes on the ground.

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I am a true fan of Saebo products

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020


SaeboStim Micro Electro Mesh Glove

I am a true fan of Saebo products. During this pandemic, I am so great full to have access to products so that I can continue my physical therapy and rehabilitation on my own at home. My stroke was in June of 2016, four years ago. I was introduced to Saebo in April of 2017. I always wished I had discovered this therapy immediately after my stroke. It is a perfect solution for anyone who takes rehabilitation seriously and is motivated and willing to work for results. Initially, I had complete paralysis in my left arm and hand. I have been able to prevent contractures and actually increase the time range of motion of the upper arm and elbow, my wrist and fingers are regaining movement and I can now pick up some small objects and stabilize items with my left arm and hand. I am a big fan of the Saebo stimulation products. The SaeboStim Micro, for use during the night, and the wireless butterfly pads for daytime stimulations are both awesome. The balls routine and SaeboFlex have been most helpful, I find I can now manage about as well on my own as I could with the SaeboGlove. I definitely recommend trying these products, they can help you get to your next level, whatever that is!

— Susan T.

 

A Guide to Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Stroke Patients

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, July 16th, 2020


In simple terms, electrical stimulation is the sending of electrical impulses to generate a muscle contraction. This is usually done via surface electrodes stuck to the skin over the target area. The muscle contraction may be very small to help with pain or sensation, or it may be large enough to produce a visible movement at a joint.

Following a stroke or other neurological injury, you may be left with muscle weakness or complete loss of movement (sometimes called hemiplegia). You may also experience a sudden inability to perform everyday tasks, sensory loss, pain, or a combination of these symptoms.

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I am grateful to be walking better with the SaeboStep

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020


SaeboStep Spectra Cord

I broke my left tibia on 10/17 and had severe nerve damage. I have a spring-loaded AFO. Both were very uncomfortable but were necessary for me to walk safely with my drop foot. I saw the Brad and Bob video on the SaeboStep and thought “what can I lose”? I am so happy with the support and comfort I get from the SaeboStep. I can now ride my bike with the assurance that my foot will hit the ground safely and my walking has greatly improved. I will probably have drop foot forever but this device has improved my quality of life. I took one of my husband’s black socks and cut it down so I have total comfort on the back of my lower calf. Just ordered the SaeboStep Crop-A-Dile so I can set up some of my other shoes like sandals.  I am 75 years old and this brace is a life changer for me. I have always been very athletic and I am grateful to be walking better with the SaeboStep. Thank you so much.

– Carol B.

Featured Saebo Star: Dr. Jeffrey Neal Isaac

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020


SaeboFlex
After my ischemic stroke on November 27, 2017, I was in acute rehab, then a skilled nursing facility, and then assisted living. During the year after my stroke, my OT introduced me to the SaeboFlex. It really helped me get my hand & finger movement back. Now, I can even play my trumpet!

Saebo’s Sweet Sixteen Anniversary

Saebo
Tuesday, July 7th, 2020


Saebo turns 16 this year! To celebrate our anniversary we are offering 16 days of savings. Get 16% off sitewide + free shipping on all orders.

Want to help us celebrate Saebo’s Sweet 16? Submit a video of yourself singing Happy Birthday to Saebo for your chance to win a FREE Saebo product! For an additional entry submit your Saebo story or recovery journey by tagging/mentioning Saebo on any social media platform to increase your odds of winning! Text the video to 919 752 3027 or use this link, https://share.hsforms.com/1VaAoqhcKRiCG0qkH1H1lmg393fx

I’m very happy with the way I can walk now!

Monday, June 22nd, 2020


SaeboStep Tension Release Dial

I’ve been fighting foot drop for about a year now. I have one of the braces that are stiff and goes from my shin to under my foot. It helps but my walking gait is not comfortable. I saw the SaeboStep on a video and was impressed with the way it attached to my foot and wanted to give it a try! I’m very happy with the way I can walk now! My walking gait has improved drastically and I’m no longer using my cane every time I go out! I’m more comfortable when walking on unlevel surfaces and can navigate the stairs. I can go in and out of my house without my wife wanting to hold my hand to keep me from tripping over my toes. I’m thinking of buying more kits for my different shoes so that I can wear them and not just the two that came with the kit. Thanks for helping me get back to a normal life!

— Randall V.

The SaeboStep fulfills all my needs. I love this product.

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020


SaeboStep

I went for my nerve conduction study 2 weeks ago. The Doctor who performed the study saw my SaeboStep and started asking questions about where I got it. He asked if it came with the shoes as a single unit from an orthopedics supplier. He stated, “that’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen”. Last week at the podiatrist, his assistant had the same sentiment. She even showed it to a coworker in the office. I have been immensely pleased with this product. I have been fitted with an afo. I have not worn it once. The SaeboStep fulfills all my needs. I love this product.

-David F.