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Regaining Shoulder Function After Stroke: Common Clinical Concerns & Strategies

Saebo
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


When blood flow to certain regions of the brain is cut off from a stroke, that particular communication center no longer relays messages to corresponding parts of the body. So, as with all stroke issues, the problem begins in the brain but becomes aggravated by the weakening of the body part itself. The key to rehabilitation is focusing on understanding both the mind’s neuroplasticity and the body’s physical strengthening.

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Recovering Arm Function After Stroke

Saebo
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018


Damage from a stroke often leaves arm muscles and nerves incapable of receiving messages integral to movement and manipulating objects. Stroke survivors may experience symptoms such as weakness in the arms, a lack of coordination, a change in muscle tone, and a range of issues including, but not limited to: swelling, pain, and spasticity. While this reality can present a variety of challenges to stroke survivors and emotionally tax family members and caregivers hoping to help, it’s important to remember there are options for improvement.

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Causes And Prevention Of Muscle Atrophy After Stroke

Saebo
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018


After a stroke, the body needs time to recover. Neurological damage prevents the brain from properly sending the signals that trigger body movements, resulting in prolonged muscle inactivity. Though a period of rest after a stroke is necessary, too much rest can be a bad thing. If muscles in the body remain stagnant for too long, a condition called muscle atrophy will take effect. In many cases, a stroke survivor will lose neurological connections to an arm, leg, hand, or foot, and this loss accelerates muscle atrophy, making rehabilitation more difficult.

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Recovering From A Left Side Stroke

Saebo
Thursday, March 1st, 2018


Have you ever heard someone describe themselves as “right-brained” or “left-brained”? This concept is based on the brain having two hemispheres that perform different, specialized functions. Creative types have a dominant right brain, while analytical people favor the left. It is necessary to understand the functions of both hemispheres when assessing consequences of neurological damage. This knowledge helps anticipate problems that might occur and customize strategies for recovery.

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Taking Back Your Independence After Stroke

Saebo
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018


Being self-reliant feels great, but for stroke survivors regaining independence is often challenging and progress sometimes seems slow. Emotional support, therapy, gait training, and stroke rehabilitation equipment can help stroke survivors find a path to independence.

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Repetition Improves Stroke Recovery Time

Saebo
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018


In all stages of growth and development, repetition is key to successful long-term learning and information retention. Repetition is especially beneficial for stroke survivors who seek to regain motor function, strength, and coordination. Consistent repetition that re-establishes communication between the damaged parts of the brain and the body is crucial in stroke rehabilitation.

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Pseudobulbar Affect – Not All Crying After Stroke Is Depression

Saebo
Friday, February 9th, 2018


Pseudobulbar Affect - Not All Crying After Stroke Is Depression

Among stroke survivors, feelings of depression and sadness are unfortunately common. The body has experienced acute changes both physically and mentally, and certain emotional responses may be triggered as a result. A survivor may find themselves dealing with bouts of anger, mood swings, and moments of intense crying or laughing, but these reactions do not necessarily indicate a typical case of depression.

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How a Stroke In The Right brain Affects The Body & How to Recover

Saebo
Friday, February 9th, 2018


Guide to Recovering From a Right Brain Stroke

Two is stronger than one, and your brain is no exception to the adage. What many people may not realize is that your brain consists of two distinct parts that work together as one, much like your eyes or ears.

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“I am absolutely amazed by the immediate results.”

Friday, February 9th, 2018


SaeboStim Micro

“I have been using the SaeboStim Micro in an outpatient rehabilitation setting and I am absolutely amazed by the immediate results. It works extremely well with patients diagnosed with central cord syndrome/spinal cord injury who have upper extremity sensory and motor loss. It also works well for the management of pain and sensory disturbance due to complex regional pain syndrome. Several patients have purchased their own SaeboStim Micro for home use and report weekly improvements in hand sensation. The SaeboStim Micro is an affordable choice and a great addition to an upper extremity sensory home program.”

Carolyn Brown, OTR/L, CLT

Research shows SaeboGlove combined with electrical stimulation improves hand function after stroke

Saebo
Monday, January 29th, 2018


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.

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