Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
A brainstem stroke can cause impairments in vital body functions, like breathing, heartbeat, swallowing, and speech, due to a blockage of blood between the brainstem and the brain. The effects can be catastrophic to a stroke patient and prove difficult to recover from.
Monday, March 27th, 2017
In the challenging months following a stroke, the first line of defense against further illness or injury is a strong rehabilitation plan. Long-term stroke recuperation is quite common—up to 90 percent of stroke patients develop some form of ongoing symptoms. And since strokes often trigger a range of mobility impairments, full independence can be significantly delayed. But if mobility constraints are properly treated, the effects will have a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life, cardiovascular health, and the probability of early diagnosis of ongoing issues.
Friday, March 24th, 2017
Mental health professionals know that support groups are an effective way to cope with the stresses, changes, and challenges of going through major life events, like a stroke.
Monday, March 20th, 2017
I am 43 years old and was recently the victim of 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. Afterwards, 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.”
Monday, March 6th, 2017
The NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) is a common diagnostic method for quickly assessing the severity of a stroke experienced by a patient. Unfortunately, family members of stroke patients can have a poor understanding of how it works, what the numbers mean, and what the individual components entail.
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.
Friday, February 24th, 2017
SaeboStim Micro equips users with world’s smallest stimulator to work towards mobility and function
Charlotte, N.C. – Saebo, Inc. announces today the official launch of the SaeboStim Micro, innovation created to improve the lives of individuals suffering from impaired neurological function after events like a stroke.
Individuals early in the stroke recovery process only use their involved upper limb less than three and a half hours per day. Moreover, patients undergoing rehabilitation early on receive approximately four minutes of activity-related arm training during therapy. “The limited stimulation to the affected upper limb leads to further decline in recovery and function,” says Saebo Co-Founder, Henry Hoffman. “Research shows that providing evidence-based solutions, such as sensory electrical stimulation (SES), to a neurologically impaired client can be beneficial to the recovery process.”
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
After a stroke, it’s common to experience weakness or paralysis on one side of the body, depending on which side of the brain your stroke occurred. Right-sided weakness or paralysis is caused by an injury to the left side of the brain, where the areas that handle language and memory are. Left-sided weakness or paralysis is caused by an injury to the right side of the brain, which contains the areas that control facial recognition and nonverbal behavior.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Recovering after a stroke can seem like a path that is both endless and full of obstacles. The key to resilience lies in staying optimistic and dedicating your efforts to getting better. Finding this motivation requires you to dig deep, and that’s the hardest of all.