“Saebo has given me almost complete use of my arm again”

Sunday, August 19th, 2007
Last modified on May 15th, 2020

Marjorie Mitchell

My name is Marjorie Mitchell. I had my stroke in January 2005. My OT ordered my Saebo in June. By January 2006, I was able to independently move my thumb slightly for the first time. I continued my Saebo program daily. It wasn’t until December of 2007 that I was able to move my pinkie and index finger independently.

Once I started using the Saebo, the swelling in my hand went down and I only had to wear my compression glove at night. In March of 2007, I qualified for constrained induced therapy. By this time, I could pinch clothes pins, build Jenga towers, and stack checkers. I still continued Saebo on a daily basis. In March of 2008, my grip strength was 20 pounds. Currently, I am able to incorporate my hand in many daily functions like folding clothes, holding bowls while I stir, holding pot handles, and putting glasses in the cabinet.

I believe Saebo has given me almost complete use of my arm again.

Marjorie Mitchell, Stroke Survivor


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 committed 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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