How to Treat Foot Drop with Electrical Stimulation

Scott Thompson
Thursday, August 20th, 2020


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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

Scott Thompson
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]

Scott Thompson
Thursday, April 2nd, 2020


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?

 

SaeboGlove Commonly Asked Questions

Scott Thompson
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020


Hello everyone. I’m Scott Thompson, a doctor of occupational therapy and Saebo’s Director of Clinical Services.
Today I’m going to talk to you about the SaeboGlove and some of the commonly asked questions we receive.

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

Scott Thompson
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 Brace: Step-by-Step Instructions

Henry Hoffman
Monday, October 7th, 2019


Replacing SaeboStep Lace

Looking to replace the adjustable lace on your SaeboStep? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions!

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Mental Practice for Stroke Recovery: Using the Mind to Reclaim Movement

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, July 18th, 2019


Mental Practice Exercises for Stroke Recovery

Recovering from a stroke takes hard work, dedication and…imagination? While it might seem like a far-fetched statement, using only the mind to reclaim movement can be a reality for many stroke survivors.

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Dynamic Splints and Contracture: What You Need to Know

Henry Hoffman
Sunday, May 5th, 2019


Surviving a stroke is a debilitating and frightening experience, and survivors are often affected for an extended period of time after suffering a stroke event. During their stroke recovery period, among other complications and conditions, many survivors can experience spasticity and contractures in the hand. Spasticity and contractures can cause a painful and, sometimes, permanently clenched hand. This post will describe the conditions of spasticity and contractures, answering many of the frequently asked questions on how to treat these conditions with the use of orthotics and splinting. So what is spasticity? Let’s take a look…

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Traumatic Brain Injury Spasticity Treatment, Symptoms, and Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019


Traumatic brain injury, traumatic brain injury spasticity, spasticity in traumatic brain injury, spasticity after tbi, spasticity, what is spasticity, spasticity symptoms, muscle spasticity symptoms, decrease spasticity, stroke spasticity treatment, post stroke spasticity treatment, spasticity treatment exercises, spasticity treatment, how to decrease spasticity, how to treat spasticity, Techniques to decrease spasticity, muscle spasticity treatment.

Spasticity is a common symptom or after-effect of a host of medical conditions and injuries, affecting millions of individuals around the globe. This neuromuscular condition is characterized by motor impairments and weakness, and managing it can be trying for both patients and their loved ones. Every instance of spasticity is unique, and effective rehabilitation will require a personalized approach utilizing the latest evidence-based techniques. Fortunately, patients can decrease spasticity related stiffness, improve fine motor skills, and reduce the frequency of severe muscle spasms with the right strategy and assistive devices, like the state-of-the-art spasticity orthotics offered by Saebo.

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