The SaeboFlex and SaeboReach allows individuals suffering from neurological impairments, such as stroke, the ability to incorporate their arm and hand functionally in therapy and at home. These unique orthoses position the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for object manipulation. The user is able to grasp objects by voluntarily flexing his or her fingers. Once the fingers relax (stop gripping), the extension spring system assists in re-opening the hand to release the object.
To accommodate various-sized facilities, Saebo has created 2 treatment kits to choose from, Saebo 5 (small) and Saebo 10 (medium/ large). Although they vary in size, both include the SaeboFlex, SaeboReach, SaeboStretch and Saebo Arm Training Equipment.
Task-specific training improves upper extremity function in individuals suffering from neurological injuries. However, treatment options are limited for neurological clients who cannot effectively incorporate their hand for functional grasp and release/prehension activities.
The vast majority of stroke survivors, head injury and incomplete spinal cord Injury patients do not exhibit sufficient active wrist and/or finger extension to allow the hand to be functional. The SaeboFlex has the biomechanical advantage in allowing prehension grasp and release activities for individuals with moderate to severe hemiparesis.
The SaeboFlex and SaeboReach are based on the latest advances in neurorehabilitation research documenting the brain's ability to "re-program" itself through mass practice, task-oriented arm training.