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25 Hand Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Friday, July 13th, 2018
Last modified on October 12th, 2022


Hand moving a chess piece with text saying Advanced Hand Exercises to reclaim Your Strength and Dexterity after Stroke.

Reclaim Your Dexterity by Exercising Your Hand

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.

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Benefits of Neurological Rehab Devices

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
Last modified on August 30th, 2022


Stroke survivors will undoubtedly face a variety of hardships after a stroke event — physical impairments, emotional difficulties, mental disabilities — not to mention a heightened risk of a second attack. The road of rehabilitation can be a long one, but huge advances in both medical technology and therapeutic techniques have made it possible for survivors to enjoy incredible recoveries.

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Vision Problems After Stroke: Understanding & Overcoming Them

Henry Hoffman
Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Last modified on August 31st, 2022


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People often think of a stroke as having a profound effect on a victim’s motor functions—and it does. However, did you know that as many as two-thirds of stroke victims experience vision impairments as a result of a stroke? Not all visual impairments happen immediately after the stroke, but some victims will notice changes to their vision right away. Fortunately, like motor function, eye injuries can also improve following a stroke. With the help of specific eye-training exercises, you can rewire your brain to help improve your eye functions. If you believe your eyesight has been affected by a stroke, it’s important to learn as much as you can about overcoming these resulting eye injuries. Like other stroke-rehabilitation methods, beginning eye exercises as soon as possible after stroke will give you a better chance of recovering or improving your sight.

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Benefits of Rehabilitation Gloves and Hand Splints For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Last modified on September 27th, 2022


Open hand facing down in SaeboGlove with benefits of rehabilitation gloves and hand splints for stroke recovery

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.

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Intensive 2-Day Stroke Boot Camp Now Available

Henry Hoffman
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Last modified on October 11th, 2021


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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Reclaim Your Reach With Shoulder Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Henry Hoffman
Monday, January 15th, 2018
Last modified on October 6th, 2022


Recovering your arm and shoulder movement after a stroke can be challenging. If you can’t easily grasp and release objects, move your arms forward, or use your arms to support your weight or you’re just starting your recovery with a Saebo solution, it’s important to incorporate helpful shoulder exercises for stroke recovery into your daily routine at home.

And that’s exactly what Occupational Therapist Hoang Tran recommends. Hoang focuses on shoulder and arm mobility at her outpatient rehabilitation center, Hands-on Therapy. She opened the Florida center in 2014 after extensive clinical experience, including more than a decade at Miami Beach’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) she specializes in pathological conditions affecting the upper extremities. Throughout her years of working with stroke survivors and other people with upper body trauma, she has learned several simple and effective techniques that you can apply in your own home to speed up your recovery.

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Talk about motivation! Thank you, Saebo Staff, from the bottom of our hearts!

Thursday, November 30th, 2017
Last modified on December 29th, 2019


Dear Friends at Saebo:

As a practicing OT, I want to acknowledge the impact that your wonderful products have had on our therapy sessions here at the Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care. Talk about motivation!

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Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy After Stroke

Henry Hoffman
Monday, February 13th, 2017
Last modified on September 9th, 2021


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When a stroke causes a person to lose the use of one of their limbs, they can easily get frustrated, stop trying to use it at all, and start relying solely on the unaffected limb. This is called learned non-use; it means that the stroke survivor has learned to stop using an affected limb because of its lack of response.

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How Fun Activities Help Stroke Rehabilitation

Henry Hoffman
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Last modified on May 15th, 2020


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There are a number of ties between physical activity and reduced risk for stroke. Studies have shown that individuals who remain physically active as they get older are between 25 and 30 percent less likely to experience a stroke. Physical activity also plays a huge role in the lives of individuals who do end up experiencing one as it helps in the recovery process.

Exercise after a stroke is a vital factor in regaining function, so finding and participating in exercises that are fun, rather than tedious or boring, can make a big difference during rehab and recovery. It can be difficult to find the motivation to rehab after a stroke, but fun activities help stroke patients stick with their recommended regimens.

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Stroke Rehab Exercises: Passive Vs. Active

Henry Hoffman
Sunday, January 15th, 2017
Last modified on September 2nd, 2022


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After a stroke is over, its survivor is not in the clear. A stroke leads to neurological damage that affects the motor system, making limbs weak and limiting movements. It can also affect sensory input to the brain, which can impair speech, vision, touch, and more.

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