Friday, December 22nd, 2017
My name is Katie and I am a pediatric physical therapist. I have long thought of Saebo as a company geared towards occupational therapy for rehab of the hand/arm. Recently, I attended an in-service by a Saebo rep where I learned about the SaeboStep. Our rep, Lanie noted that most clinics she has worked with have used the SaeboStep for post-stroke for helping with foot drop, so she was more than willing to let me have a trial to use with my pediatric population.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
I recently used the SaeboStim Micro with a patient in his seventies who had a stroke (CVA) four months prior. He was receiving inpatient rehab at our skilled nursing facility. He had made significant progress regaining motor function but continued to have impaired sensation in his hand. He reported a continuous tingling feeling. He also had difficulty distinguishing different sensations (sharp, dull, smooth, soft, hard, etc). This made many daily tasks harder. For example, buttoning a shirt took concentration as he struggled to feel the difference between the hard button and the pliable cloth. Many other tasks similarly took extra effort and time.
Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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!
Friday, September 15th, 2017
The Universal Institute Rehabilitation & Life Center in Livingston, New Jersey recently purchased the SaeboVR, becoming the first facility in the United States to offer this innovative virtual reality technology to patients. The SaeboVR is the world’s first FDA-approved ADL-focused virtual reality rehabilitation system, and was made available to clinicians only a few months ago. The clinicians at UIRehab are very excited about their new device, and have already begun utilizing the SaeboVR during therapy sessions.
Thursday, July 27th, 2017
My name is Becky Carter, and I am an Occupational Therapist at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. I had the opportunity to trial the Saebo MyoTrac Infiniti with 2 outpatients that I am currently working with. One of the patients is an 18-year-old male who suffered a spinal cord injury with resulting C4-C5 incomplete quadriplegia. This patient is a very motivated young man who was an athlete prior to his injury. He was and is very competitive, even with himself. He absolutely loved the Saebo MyoTrac Infiniti because it gave him visual feedback while he was performing exercises. He enjoyed challenging himself to see if he could make the readings go higher toward the end of an exercise. This patient has had his second round of stem cell transplants, and the neurologist used the readings I provided from the Saebo MyoTrac Infiniti as a way of gauging his improved upper extremity strength before and after stem cell treatments.
Monday, July 17th, 2017
Krystal Maclin, OTR/L of Spire Rehab Hospital and her team were recently trained to use the SaeboMAS. This facility treats patients with varying diagnoses, from CVA to traumatic brain injury, and even cardiac patients. With the SaeboMAS, their patients were able to perform a wide variety of functional movements — like reaching down to tie their shoes or reaching into their back pockets — and other activities that they never thought they could achieve before using this dynamic mobile arm support. Hear Krystal’s story in the video below.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Amy suffered a stroke at the age of 11, and the doctor told her she would see no more improvement in her left hand. Several years later, Amy is bound and determined to regain hand function with the SaeboGlove. She saw results the very first day, was able to complete functional activities faster and with more accuracy immediately after putting on the SaeboGlove.
Monday, June 5th, 2017
“After learning to put on and take off my SaeboFlex independently, it opened up a large window of opportunity to use my left hand functionally at home, on my own. The SaeboFlex gave me the ability to grasp and release various items with my affected hand. Being able to wear the SaeboFlex more often during the day seemed to aid the muscle tone in my wrist and hand to become more balanced.
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
After a neurological or orthopedic injury, rehabilitation is the key to regaining function and independence for many people. Despite this, it can be difficult for patients to find the motivation to keep up with their rehabilitation when they don’t feel its effects or can’t afford its costs.
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
On Mar 22, 2014 at 42 years of age, Pao experienced a sudden onset of right-sided weakness and loss of ability to speak intelligibly. A CT scan confirmed he had a brain hemorrhage. At that time, Pao had a wife, 6 children, and a full-time job managing a department. He loved to tinker, build and could fix anything around the house. In a moment, he lost the ability to fulfill any of his prior roles.
After an extensive inpatient rehab stay, in August, an OT in my clinic evaluated him. The evaluation indicated that he had virtually no strength in his right arm except for a slight ability to shrug his shoulder. In addition, he exhibited right shoulder subluxation which was painful. He could follow directions but could not say anything in either of the languages he was fluent in.