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.
Monday, March 20th, 2017
I am 43 years old and was recently the victim of a severe stabbing. My forearm was cut all the way to the bone, severing two of the three major nerves in my arm. If it hadn’t been for the kindness of a stranger, I would have bled to death. In the first five days after the stabbing, my doctors performed three surgeries on my arm. Afterward, I was left with almost no feeling in my hand and very little functionality in my forearm or hand. My fingers had curled up into a fist, or what my doctors called a “claw hand.”
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Over the years, working as an occupational therapist, I have watched more than a dozen clients progress with the use of the SaeboGlove and the SaeboFlex. My clients love the SaeboGlove. The feedback I receive and the results are phenomenal. The glove is lightweight and the rubber fingertips enable my clients to grip objects more easily. The SaeboGlove allows people the freedom of feeling what it’s like to open and close their hands again – all by themselves, without my assistance or the use of electrical stimulation. My clients can see that they themselves are accomplishing tasks. Being able to use an extremity for the first time after an injury increases the client’s motivation, determination, and hope, which in turn allows for high repetition of meaningful tasks. This will assist in facilitating neuroplastic changes in the nervous system.
Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Andrew is very excited about his new SaeboGlove. There are many people who say that things will not change…that “lefty” is always going to be the way it is. Some say it might even get worse. But what could be more important than getting use back of a hand, so we don’t give up. Andrew had a stroke in utero. Doctors said he would never walk. He did! They said he wouldn’t talk. He did! He had just learned to walk at three years old, when a year later he had to have double hip surgery. He had to relearn to walk again. He did.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
I have had MS for 17 years and walk with a cane because I suffer from severe right foot drop. The first day I received the SaeboStep I had planned a weekend in Atlantic City so I thought that would be as good a time as any to try it. I used it at the airports and walking in the casinos. Needless to say, it was a lot of steps and walking for me. The SaeboStep was easy to use and adjust and helped me to walk better, therefore saving more energy.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
On Mother’s Day, 2014, I got my cup of coffee, sat down to breakfast with my wife’s gift in hand, and had a stroke. After the stroke I spent seven weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. One week after I was released I fell and broke my humerus bone. After that, I continued to try and do stupid things on my own and soon slipped and fractured my hip (don’t try to do stupid things on your own!). So now I have a rebuilt hip, in addition to a weak left side and no use of my left arm. Walking is a challenge for me because my foot drags on the ground. I have no lift – my foot flops and I come down on the balls of my feet. I can hardly walk at all without some kind of help.
Monday, January 30th, 2017
I was 15 years old when I experienced a stroke on July 24th, 1975. Relearning how to do simple things or things I had taken for granted was hard. I learned how to ride a bike again, at age 16, by strapping my right foot into the pedal and moving everything I needed to operate the bike over to the left side of the handle bar. After many attempts and many bruises, riding my bike is now a great pastime. My way of dealing with what happened to me has been to overcompensate with the left side of my body; I came to terms with the fact that this is the way things are until something is found that can help.