Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
Last modified on May 15th, 2023
Strokes can be one of the leading causes of serious long-term disability. A stroke can lead to a reduction in mobility in more than half of stroke survivors from the age of 65 and older. Loss in hand function, strength, and dexterity can result from a stroke. These conditions and impairments are determined by the location and severity of the stroke. Today, there are many ways to regain hand function after a stroke or neurological injury.
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Last modified on September 6th, 2022
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.
On the positive side, the range of stroke treatment options is now more sophisticated than ever. Stroke survivors may be able to reverse the effects of stroke with a rehabilitation program focused on hand strengthening exercises proven to overcome motor deficits. Having access to the right treatment strategies can have a major impact on a survivor’s recovery. It is important to utilize the right tools during the recovery process to assist with hand impairments both short-term and long-term.
Friday, July 13th, 2018
Last modified on October 12th, 2022
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. Luckily there are products that can aid in grasp and release activities such as the SaeboGlove. We will show you some helpful hand exercises for stroke recovery to help you reclaim your strength and dexterity that can be done on your own or with the help of a hand device such as the SaeboGlove.
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.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Last modified on October 6th, 2022
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.
Saturday, June 9th, 2018
Last modified on October 7th, 2022
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.
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Last modified on September 27th, 2022
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 such as rehabilitation gloves and hand splints, 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 rehabilitation glove or a hand splint into their recovery process.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Last modified on June 20th, 2022
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.
Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
Last modified on September 2nd, 2022
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?
Monday, January 29th, 2018
Last modified on September 9th, 2022
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.
Monday, January 29th, 2018
Last modified on November 18th, 2021
In his latest Q&A Video, Saebo co-founder Henry Hoffman offers some advice on improving grip in a flaccid hand.