Sunday, April 28th, 2013
I love that Saebo products use the principles of neuroplasticity to provide concrete mass practice exercises that increase patient compliance with an affected extremity.
The SaeboMAS is the product I have used the most. The MAS supports the weight of an affected arm and allows the patient to use volitional movement for NMR. That way, the therapist does not have to provide support for the arm or follow the patient while they are relearning movement; instead, the MAS allows the patient to gain independence and perform movements on their own. I love that the SaeboMAS is essentially another set of hands for patients to get extra time working on movement. I see more consistent progress with functional arm movement using the MAS because you can use it with functional tasks such as feeding and grooming tasks.
Saebo products are my favorite tool when working with patients who have had a CVA (stroke). It provides proprioceptive feedback, strengthens weak muscles, and uses the benefits of neuroplasticity through mass practice movements where the patient focuses on holding a ball and does not always realize they are addressing grasp, hold, and relaxing tone while moving hand, forearm, elbow, and shoulder.
Saebo products take dedication and hard work, but are terrific tools for aiding in regaining arm function.
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.