“She was so thrilled with her newfound abilities with the SaeboGlove”

Sunday, January 18th, 2015
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


Roni Powalski

We have used SaeboFlex at St. David’s Rehab for many years. Our previous OTR was the main person who ordered and trained our patients with the Flex, but she recently moved closer to home. So, I took it upon myself to start learning about Saebo through the online training course and from my colleagues who are Saebo certified. I have been involved in the process for about 6 months and have almost completed the online course.

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“Saebo has renewed my passion for treatment. I wish that I had known about it years ago!!”

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


I have been a Saebo certified Occupational Therapist for two years. One of the things that impresses me the most about Saebo is that their products are made uniquely. The SaeboFlex was the first device that I encountered in my twenty-three years as an Occupational Therapist that truly allowed my patients to open their hands and achieve a functional grasp and release from the moment the orthotic was fitted to them. The lack of hand function for stroke survivors using other orthoses has always been extremely frustrating for me. I’ve seen amazing results in reducing hypertonicity and regaining function with the Saebo products. I have watched patients who had extremely limited shoulder motion show a more rapid increase in shoulder function as they reached to grasp items while using the SaeboFlex/Reach than with any other product.

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“When other therapists and patients see me working out, they are absolutely amazed”

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Last modified on December 29th, 2021


John Humphrey

I just received my SaeboGlove in the mail and I have been going to my physiotherapist twice a week now for three weeks and things are coming along EXCEPTIONALLY well. Today’s workout was just stunning. I had great strength and control and I’m really getting accustomed to it. By the way, when other therapists and their patients see me working out, they are absolutely amazed.

You have to understand that this is a scary premise for me. I could have gone the rest of my life with a non-functioning left hand. But now, I know that I will have significant use of it for the rest of my life. I never dreamed that would happen. My therapist tells me that at the next session he wants me to take the glove home after that and start working at home. I will, however, still be going twice a week for the next three weeks.

John Humphrey, Stroke Survivor

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Whether you are a caregiver, occupational therapist or even a stroke survivor yourself, Saebo  provides stroke survivors young or old access to transformative and life changing products. We pride ourselves on providing affordable, easily accessible, and cutting-edge solutions to people suffering from impaired mobility and function. We have several products to help with the stroke recovery and rehabilitation process.  From the SaeboFlex, which allows clients to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy or at home, to the SaeboMAS, an unweighting device used to assist the arm during daily living tasks and exercise training, we are commitment to helping create innovative products for stroke recovery.  Check out all of our product offerings or let us help you find which product is right for you.

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“Not Only Gives Me Hope, But Purpose”

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


Mimi Duffy

At 31 years old, Mimi Duffy quickly found herself in a fight for her life.

On the morning of January 15, 2012, she awoke to what she believed was a common migraine headache. However, the ordinary soon turned into the extraordinary after her husband found her unresponsive on their bed.

A CT scan at the hospital showed substantial bleeding in the area between her brain and the thin tissue that covers it, otherwise known as the subarachnoid space. Unbeknownst to her loved ones, Mimi had suffered a major hemorrhagic stroke in her brain stem, paralyzing her entire right side.

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“The SaeboFlex helped me attain the goals I wanted to achieve – and more”

Sunday, May 4th, 2014
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


Melessia Downham

One month after celebrating my 30th birthday, I found myself coping with the aftermath of a stroke that had significantly impaired the upper left side of my body. Unable to move my affected arm and hand on command, everyday tasks such as opening a bag of cereal, tying my shoes, or carrying groceries suddenly became impossible. That is until my therapist introduced me to the SaeboFlex.

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“I am so thankful to my SaeboFlex. God and your wonderful product have blessed me with another chance at life”

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


Eric Preston

I served on Active duty with the US Army for nine and one-half years and served two tours of combat in Iraq. I got out of the Army in April of 2006 and then enrolled at Columbus State University to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry degree. I was working full time and going to school full time. Almost a month before I graduated, I was on campus conducting some research for my Senior Chemistry project. As I was in the lab, I began to experience a significant headache. Unable to continue working, I left campus and went home for the night. When I got home, I took some aspirin and lay down to get some rest.

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“I was able to regain mobility in my affected hand and arm and eventually regain full function”

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


Annamaria Baraglia

My stroke occurred on August 27, 2008. I was alone in my new apartment. No one knew my address yet because I had just moved a few weeks before. I stayed home from work and slept all day because of a splitting headache that had begun the day before. I got up from my bed briefly, and as I tried to return, I collapsed. I couldn’t stand up or move the left side of my body. I did an “army crawl” to my bedroom to get my cell phone. I got the cell phone, but could not decipher anything on it. I texted a friend to call an ambulance, thank goodness for autocorrect, because I couldn’t remember how to spell. That friend was able to get my mother on the phone and since my mother knew my address, she was able to rush over from work. She climbed a very tall gate to get access to my back door, which she broke down with her hip. She knew something was wrong because I wasn’t answering my doorbell. As I sat there on the floor, I remember hearing the doorbell and trying to call out for help, but no words came out and I couldn’t get up. She found me on the floor. I remember smacks in my face, “Anna get up.” Then the very next thing I remember is waking up in the ICU from a coma being told that I had a stroke days later.

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“I am not sure how we managed treating proximal weakness without the SaeboMAS in the past”

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


Kristi McKamey

The SaeboMAS helped facilitate my stroke patient with poor proximal strength and shoulder pain to utilize the emerging functional use of his hand. The patient was able to complete high repetitions of reaching and grasping without any of the typical complaints of discomfort. It also encouraged him to work on lower extremity balance and promoted functional standing. The SaeboMAS was simple to set up and it was easy to adjust. I am not sure how we managed treating proximal weakness without it in the past!

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“I have made more progress in therapy using my SaeboFlex in one year than I did in the previous 30 years”

Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


John Humphrey

The fact of the matter is that I have made more progress in therapy using my SaeboFlex for one year than I did in the previous 30 years of convalescence from my stroke.

I experienced my massive and severe stroke at age 15 on December 9, 1979. My left hand, while flaccid, was little more than a paperweight. I had begrudgingly accepted the would-be reality that I would never use my left hand again as I was secure in the knowledge that I had experienced too much damage from my stroke, especially at a young age. I was not depressed over this but rather was resigned to these would-be facts of life for myself.

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“The first time Larry used the SaeboFlex, it was much more than we could have hoped for”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
Last modified on December 29th, 2019


Larry Kenchel

It was a cold winter morning when it all happened. I was lying half asleep when my husband began to rustle his legs. I said Larry what is wrong? He said I don’t know and sounded slow and groggy. I jump out of my side of the bed and turned on the light just as I heard a loud bang as if an old trunk had been dropped. I raced around to his side of the bed to find my husband was having a stroke. I called for help and after we got him to the hospital I was told his stroke was so massive that he may not live and that a large part of his brain had been affected. The doctors told me we would have to wait but that the left side of his body had been deeply affected. The sadness of that information was the fact that Larry was left handed and a computer programmer.

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