Foot Drop Treatment Using a Resistance Band

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021


Want a quick fix to your foot drop problem?  This blog will share two techniques for helping lift your foot without using an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO).  These techniques are temporary and not meant as a long-term solution but are effective if done correctly. Please consult your physician or medical professional. They might have a better solution for you, like the SaeboStep.

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5 Easy Tests for Foot Drop

Henry Hoffman
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021


5 Easy Test for Foot Drop

Think you suffer from foot drop after a stroke or neurological injury? In this post, we will cover five easy tests to identify foot drop. Foot drop is a common symptom of many neurological and orthopedic issues affecting the lower leg. Most commonly, the peroneal nerve is the affected culprit, causing the lack of ability to lift the foot or toes off the ground. This could lead to a person dragging their foot as they walk, increase the risk of tripping or falling while walking, or cause the person to alter their steppage gait. 

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Foot Drop Recovery: Definition, Causes, & Recovery Solutions

Henry Hoffman
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.

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How to Treat Foot Drop with Electrical Stimulation

Henry Hoffman
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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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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Combining the SaeboStretch and SaeboStim Micro to Improve Hand Function After Stroke

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020


Are you interested in combining other evidence-based products with your SaeboStretch?  If you have already purchased the SaeboStretch, or are thinking about purchasing it, this video will help explain why many of our Saebo Family members are boosting their hand recovery by combining the SaeboStretch and SaeboStim Micro.

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SaeboStim Micro Commonly Asked Questions [VIDEO]

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020


SaeboStim Micro

Questions about the SaeboStim Micro?

Check out the video below to learn more about this popular sensory electrical stimulation device. In this video, Saebo’s Director of Clinical Services, Dr. Scott Thompson addresses some of the most frequently asked questions from our clients, including:

Why is my hand not moving when I put on the device?

When can I expect results?

Why can’t I feel the SaeboStim Micro at its highest setting?

Can I combine the SaeboStim Micro and the SaeboStretch?

 

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SaeboGlove Commonly Asked Questions

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020


SaeboGlove

Learn more about the SaeboGlove, the glove made for stroke survivors. This cutting-edge glove can be an essential part of rehab and recovery.
This video covers some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about the SaeboGlove.

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Our Response to COVID-19: How can Saebo Support You?

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, March 19th, 2020


An Important Message from Saebo

We at Saebo would like to update you on how we are responding to COVID-19, also known as coronavirus. As we search for new and helpful ways to support our community during these challenging and unprecedented times, we are asking every employee, patient, and healthcare professional one simple question: how can we support you?

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How to Replace the Lace on your SaeboStep (Gen 1) Brace: Step-by-Step Instructions

Henry Hoffman
Monday, October 7th, 2019


Looking to replace the adjustable lace on your SaeboStep? These instructions are for our SaeboStep (Gen 1) model. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions!

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