Gaining a Functional Hand after a Stroke

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, March 14th, 2019


Currently, there are more than 6 million stroke survivors in the United States. Unfortunately, approximately 80 percent of stroke survivors experience some type of motor deficit as a result of their stroke. These deficits often include diminished strength in the hands, which can make the basic tasks many of us may take for granted a challenge.  This can result in everyday functions such as cutting food or getting dressed becoming exhausting and burdensome.

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Reclaim Your Dexterity With 25 Hand Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Friday, July 13th, 2018


Reclaim Your Dexterity With 25 Hand Exercises For Stroke Recovery Exercises for Stroke Recovery Survivors & Patients at Home

A stroke can take a seemingly healthy and vibrant individual and change their life in an instant. Learning how to do basic daily tasks, such as self-feeding or getting dressed each day, can quickly feel like an overwhelming physical hurdle. Despite having full active movement in your affected hand, you may have decreased strength and dexterity in your hand due to your stroke. This may be making it difficult to grasp and release objects, making daily tasks seem like insurmountable obstacles. We will show you some helpful hand exercises for stroke recovery to help you reclaim your strength and dexterity.

Unfortunately, sometimes rehab does not bring back full control and use of your hands, making these daily tasks a tremendous challenge. While you begin your recovery it’s crucial that you incorporate hand exercises for stroke recovery into your daily life to bring back dexterity and use of your fingers.

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Reclaim Your Strength With These 8 Arm Exercises For Stroke Patients

Henry Hoffman
Saturday, June 9th, 2018



Reclaim Your Strength With Arm Exercises For Stroke Recovery - Arm & Elbow Exercises for Stroke Recovery Survivors & Patients at Home

A stroke can often rob a patient of arm movement, making it difficult to perform simple tasks like moving the arm forward or grasping and releasing objects. Performing basic exercises at home, combined with continued healthcare and innovative Saebo products, empowers stroke survivors to restore normal function to their arms and improve their daily lives.

Simbarashe Shahwe, the Team Lead Physiotherapist at Boston Physiotherapy Ltd. , believes in the importance of exercise in stroke recovery. After seeing numerous patients who have struggled with arm control after a stroke, Shahwe has begun encouraging patients to focus on basic arm exercises for stroke recovery in order to build strength and renew the muscle-to-mind connections often lost after a stroke.

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The Brunnstrom Stages of Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Saturday, June 9th, 2018


The Brunnstrom Stages of Stroke Recovery

 

Life after a stroke can be challenging. Many patients wonder if they will ever fully recover their muscle coordination, or how long or difficult the process of recovery may be. Fortunately, the field of occupational and physical therapy has come a long way in developing approaches that help patients regain controlled muscle movements after a stroke.
There are seven recognized stages of stroke recovery through which most patients progress. Also known as the Brunnstrom Approach, the seven stages framework views spastic and involuntary muscle movement as part of the process and uses them to aid in rehabilitation.  

 

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Benefits of Rehabilitation Gloves and Dynamic Splints For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, June 7th, 2018


Benefits of Rehabilitation Gloves and Dynamic Splints For Stroke Recovery- Saebo

 

Stroke is among the top three causes of death in the United States, but nothing comes close to stroke as the leading cause of long-term disability. After patients survive a stroke, their risk of having another stroke increases, along with their likelihood of suffering a serious disability as a result. However, medical and technological advances have made it easier to help patients cope and recover. Occupational therapy is an effective way to restore mobility and reduce future risks for stroke survivors.

Therapy for stroke survivors often involves “re-training” or reprogramming the brain after neurological damage. As we learn more about the relationship between the brain, muscles, and connective tissue, one stimulating innovation is emerging as a top tool for recovery. Today, many patients are relying on a stroke rehabilitation gloves & dynamic splints to reverse damage, restore mobility, and reduce pain after a stroke.

But how, exactly, does wearing these orthoses treat symptoms of stroke survivors? Truth is, there are many benefits for patients who incorporate a glove or a dynamic splint into their recovery process.

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Hocoma and Saebo partner to offer ArmeoSenso with SaeboMAS mini

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Hocoma officially launches its new sensor-based stroke therapy solution with Saebo’s innovative mobile arm support.

CHARLOTTE, NC AND VOLKETSWIL, SWITZERLAND – Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Hocoma is pleased to announce the formal launch of the ArmeoSenso, a sensor-based solution for patients with mild to moderate impairments of the upper extremity. The ArmeoSenso completes Hocoma’s modular Armeo Therapy Concept for all stages of arm and hand function recovery by allowing patients to extend their treatment beyond the clinic walls: Thanks to its easy-to-use interface and its light-weight and compact design, patients can continue to make progress in the comfort of their own home.

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How to Improve Hand Function in a Flaccid Hand in 5 Easy Steps

Henry Hoffman
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Very often, limbs of the upper and lower body are affected following a stroke or neurological incident. For example, little or no hand function could be a symptom of the incident. Without the proper attention and therapeutic intervention, the body slowly loses muscle strength, and function is lost.  Many people are left with minimal hand function, and some with limp hands (flaccid). So what is there to do?

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Research shows SaeboGlove combined with electrical stimulation improves hand function after stroke

Henry Hoffman
Monday, January 29th, 2018


A new study shows 75% of stroke patients with no hand function at baseline improved use of their affected hand during self-care tasks following SaeboGlove treatment combined with electrical stimulation.

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Henry Hoffman’s Q&A Video Series: Improving Grip Strength

Henry Hoffman
Monday, January 29th, 2018


In his latest Q&A Video, Saebo co-founder Henry Hoffman offers some advice on improving grip in a flaccid hand.

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Intensive 2-Day Stroke Boot Camp Now Available

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018


Offered by Saebo’s co-founder, Henry Hoffman, as well as occupational therapists specializing in neurorehabilitation, the Stroke Arm and Hand Clinic provides an intensive, 2-day upper extremity treatment program for patients suffering from neurological impairments such as spasticity and weakness. The specialized stroke clinic, located in Charleston, SC is geared primarily towards clients that struggle with arm and hand function.

Is this you? Improve recovery at the Stroke Hand and Upper Limb Clinic.

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