Monday, August 16th, 2021
Foot drop, also known as drop foot, is the inability to raise the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot (National Institute of Neurological Disorders). It can be a temporary or permanent situation, so address this as soon as you see any signs. Foot drop is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying muscular, neurological, or anatomical disorder. The following blog will educate you on what foot drop is, the common reasons that it occurs, and also possible treatment options.
Monday, April 12th, 2021
April is Occupational Therapy Month. We sat down with Gina Kim to learn more about her OT career and journey. Gina Kim, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. Kim is an Advisory Board Member for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association and will start her new position as Neuro Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist Johns Hopkins’ Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute in June 2021.
Monday, December 14th, 2020
Hello survivor, if you are reading this message, that means you know what Saebo is and what all the company has to offer. Congratulations! You are one of the lucky people who have the chance to recover and improve your life after a stroke or neurological injury.
Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
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.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
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.
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.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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.
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020