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

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.

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A couple of months ago, I found Saebo on YouTube, and it was my light at the end of the tunnel.

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.

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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.

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.

 

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!

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.

They were SAEBO!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020


I was diagnosed with Toxic Acute Progressive Leukoencephalopathy before I reached stage four I started to suffer from Locked-In Syndrome. After I endured six months of hospice and slowly began to come back to life. I overheard some occupational therapists talking about some sort of dynamic splint.

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April is Occupational Therapy Month! We sat down with Gina Kim, MOT, OTR/L, CBIS, to learn more about her OT career... https://t.co/snOQJPTQcR