OT Month Spotlight: Shelley Waller, OTR/L

Thursday, April 21st, 2022
Last modified on April 28th, 2022


For this year’s Occupational Therapy Month, we couldn’t help but interview one of our very own Saebo therapists, Shelley Waller OTR/L. Waller has worked in neuro rehab for the past 25 years and has been advocate of Saebo since the very beginning. Now, she works with us to teach other clinicians about Saebo devices.  

We caught up with Waller to learn about her story, to get her advice for transitioning patients into a home setting, and to talk about Saebo and patients’ continuum of care.  

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OT Month Spotlight: Gina Kim, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, Where is She Now?

Friday, April 15th, 2022


Last year for OT Month, we chatted with Gina Kim, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, to learn about her OT career and journey. Kim graduated Cum Laude fromthe University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015 with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and is currently a board member for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association. Since we last spoke, Kim has started a new position with Johns Hopkins’ Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute as a Neuro Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist.  

We caught up with Kim to talk about how her previous experiences shaped her current role as an occupational therapist at Johns Hopkins Hospital (see part one of her story here).  

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OT Month Spotlight: Alina Tupchyk, OTR/L

Thursday, April 7th, 2022


April is OT Month. To celebrate, we met with some of the most influential therapists in the field such as Alina Tupchyk, OTR/L. Tupchyk graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University in 2011, and currently works at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA.  Tupchyk sat down with us to shed light on her Ukrainian roots, her inspiration to become an OT, and her mission to serve those who are underprivileged.

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New, Improved SaeboStep Foot Drop Brace: Testimonial

Monday, January 17th, 2022
Last modified on September 13th, 2022


The SaeboStep, a wonderful product, that has been greatly improved.

I have been wearing the SaeboStep every day for several years. I have raved about it to many people, including doctors and therapists. For my foot drop situation, nothing else is as convenient. The SaeboStep is light, well-made, strong, unobtrusive, comfortable, and does not affect the fit of my shoes.

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Recognizing Occupational Therapy Month. Interview with Gina Kim MOT, OTR/L, CBIS

Monday, April 12th, 2021
Last modified on August 16th, 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.

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I found Saebo on YouTube and it was my light at the end of the tunnel

Monday, December 14th, 2020
Last modified on October 19th, 2021


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.

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SaeboGlove Helps Walter Use His Hand Again!

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
Last modified on September 6th, 2022


Open hand facing downward wearing a stroke rehabilitation SaeboGlove - closeup.

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 below.

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I salute Saebo for their products and follow-up support

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
Last modified on October 19th, 2021


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 its orthotic products and follow-up support.
— George T.

I am a true fan of Saebo products

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
Last modified on October 19th, 2021


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.

 

I am grateful to be walking better with the SaeboStep

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
Last modified on October 19th, 2021


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”?

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