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SaeboReach

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

The SaeboReach includes the SaeboFlex device and adds an above elbow component to provide elbow extension. This device 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.

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Product Description

Features:

  • Maintains the patient’s involved arm and hand in a functional position.
  • Offers a dynamic component that assists with thumb and finger extension so grasp and release tasks can be accomplished.
  • Includes a dynamic above-elbow component that assists with elbow extension so functional reaching is possible.
  • Digit Caps prevent flexion at the fingertips so proper grasp can occur. Multiple sizes available to offer an intimate fit.
  • Finger Lead Mounts position and align the fingers. Numerous sizes available to accommodate various finger lengths.
  • Extensions Springs extend the fingers following grasping. Various grades of extension assistance provided to harness all levels of spasticity.
  • Thumb System provides multi-directional adjustments to accommodate all thumb positioning needs.

Indications:

  • The SaeboReach is designed for individuals that have experienced a neurological injury such as stroke, head injury, or spinal cord injury.
  • Clients that demonstrate arm and hand weakness and are unable to use their hand to perform everyday tasks are great candidates for this device.
  • The onset of the injury does not prevent someone from receiving Saebo treatment. Whether the client just had a stroke, or if he or she suffered an injury years ago, the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach can be of great benefit.

In order to qualify for the SaeboReach, clients must exhibit:

  • Some ability to move the shoulder (1/4 range of elevation).
  • Some ability to move the elbow (1/4 range of elbow bending).
  • Some ability to curl the fingers (1/4 range of finger flexion).
  • Little to no contractures in the hand or arm. Too much stiffness in the hand or elbow can prevent a client from using the device.

Contraindications:
Clients that may not be appropriate for the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach typically exhibit one or more of the below:

  • Severe joint deformities in the hand or elbow.
  • Significant arthritis.
  • Severe tightness in the hand or elbow.
  • Moderate or severe swelling in the hand.
  • Open wounds.
  • Unable to follow basic commands.

2 reviews for SaeboReach

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Conner

    The SaeboFlex was the first device that I encountered in my twenty-three years as an Occupational Therapist that truly allowed my patients to open their hands and achieve a functional grasp and release from the moment the orthotic was fitted to them. The lack of hand function for stroke survivors using other orthoses has always been extremely frustrating for me. I’ve seen amazing results in reducing hypertonicity and regaining function with the Saebo products. I have watched patients who had extremely limited shoulder motion show a more rapid increase in shoulder function as they reached to grasp items while using the SaeboFlex/Reach than with any other product.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    John D.

    With my occupational therapist’s help and the SaeboReach, I can now drive with my right hand, turn the radio on and screw nuts and bolts together. As simple as these tasks might seem, being able to screw nuts and bolts together is important to me as a beat-up, old farmer who has to be able to use his hands every day. In that sense, the SaeboReach has allowed me to get back to work. Would I recommend the SaeboReach to someone else in a similar position? Absolutely; I would infinitely recommend it.

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SaeboGlove FAQs

What is the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach?

The SaeboFlex is dynamic custom fabricated wrist, hand, and finger orthosis that allows stroke survivors the ability to incorporate the involved hand functionally in therapy and at home by supporting the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers. The brace attaches to the stroke survivors forearm, hand and fingers. The device has no motor or electrical parts.

The SaeboReach is a dynamic custom fabricated elbow, wrist, hand, and finger orthosis. The SaeboReach consists of a combination of the SaeboFlex and a custom fabricated above-elbow component. The orthosis features an elbow extension system. The elbow extension system provides assistance in straightening the arm so functional reaching is possible. The SaeboReach was specifically designed for individuals that have limited hand and elbow function.

How do I know if I need a SaeboFlex or a SaeboReach?

If you have limited or no use of your hand but your elbow is not affected, then the SaeboFlex may be appropriate for you. However, if you have limited or no use of your hand, AND you also have elbow limitations (weakness, increased tone etc…) that are impacting your functional independence, then the SaeboReach may be appropriate for you.

Can any therapist instruct me in how to obtain and use the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach?

No. Saebo equipment, especially the SaeboFlex/SaeboReach orthoses, are specialized patented devices. Occupational and physical therapists attend specific education classes offered by Saebo, Inc. to become trained in the orthoses.

How do I find a Saebo trained therapist in my area?

To find the nearest Saebo-trained clinician, please call 888-284-5433 to speak with a representative who can provide you with further details.

I had my stroke 10 years ago. Is it too late for me to start using the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach?

Absolutely not! When it comes to your health, recovery and physical abilities, it is never too late to try. People up to 20 years post-neurological injury can benefit from the orthoses. In addition, the ability to use the hand in therapy or at home has been reported as extremely motivating during the recovery process.

How can I find out if I am a good candidate to use the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach?

There are several ways to find out if you are a candidate. One way is to call 888-284-5433 and speak with one of our trained therapists about your current arm/hand function. Another way to find out if you are a good candidate is to meet with a Saebo-trained therapist. Saebo Instructors train therapists throughout the country. When a training session for therapists is going on in your area, it may be possible for you to be screened to determine if you are an appropriate candidate for the device. If a training session is not going on in your area, you may still search for a Saebo-trained clinician by using the zip code locator on this website. Enter your city, state, or zip code into the locator at the bottom of this page or call Saebo, Inc. toll free at 888-284-5433. As therapists are trained, their information is posted on our website.

Is there a way I can try the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach for free?

Yes. Saebo, Inc. instructors travel to cities across the country to train therapists. At each course, the instructors arrange to have three to four stroke survivors demonstrate the use of the Saebo orthoses to the class. This gives the therapists a chance to see how they work in a real situation, and also gives the patient a chance to see if it is appropriate for them. If you are a stroke survivor and would like to demonstrate the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach at one of our courses throughout the country, please call us at 888-284-5433 or email us at [email protected]

What is the return policy for the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach?

The SaeboFlex and the SaeboReach are custom-fabricated orthoses. Once an order is placed for these custom-fabricated products, the order cannot be cancelled or returned for any reason.

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