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Important Facts Of The First Stage Of Stroke Recovery

Monday, April 16th, 2018


Every stroke is different, and every patient’s stroke recovery experience is, too. Just as your symptoms depend on the severity of the stroke and treatment you received, your ability to regain certain functions and work toward recovery will also depend on a variety of different physical factors. However, it helps to know a little more about what to expect in the days and weeks ahead.

You’ve learned about the different stages of stroke recovery, but in order to simplify this experience and improve recovery odds, it’s important to understand more about each stage. If a patient or loved one has recently experienced a stroke and lost motor control on one side of their body, they’re probably in Stage 1 of their recovery process.

But what exactly does “Stage 1” mean, and how can patients and their caregivers navigate this first chapter of the journey toward recovery? Let’s start by breaking down the nature of this first stage. After you understand the basics of your Stage 1 progress, start applying some of the most helpful recovery techniques to reach the second stage.

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Reclaim Your Reach With Shoulder Exercises For Stroke Recovery

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Shoulder exercises for Stroke Recovery


Recovering your arm and shoulder movement after a stroke can be challenging. If you can’t easily grasp and release objects, move your arms forward, or use your arms to support your weight or you’re just starting your recovery with a Saebo solution, it’s important to incorporate helpful shoulder exercises for stroke recovery into your daily routine at home.

And that’s exactly what Occupational Therapist Hoang Tran recommends. Hoang focuses on shoulder and arm mobility at her outpatient rehabilitation center, Hands on Therapy. She opened the Florida center in 2014 after extensive clinical experience, including more than a decade at Miami Beach’s Mount Sinai Medical Center. As a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) she specializes in pathological conditions affecting the upper extremities. Throughout her years of working with stroke survivors and other people with upper body trauma, she has learned several simple and effective techniques that you can apply in your own home to speed up your recovery.

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Important Facts About Stage 4 of Stroke Recovery

Friday, January 5th, 2018


In the 1970s, a Swedish occupational and physical therapist named Signe Brunnstrom developed a seven-stage approach to stroke recovery. The focus of the Brunnstrom Approach is the restoration of motor control following a stroke. Therapists and doctors use this approach to evaluate the progress of stroke recovery and guide their interventions. Engineers and technologists also use this process to help them build tools that will effectively support stroke recovery.

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Important Facts About Stage 3 of Stroke Recovery

Thursday, January 4th, 2018


Swedish occupational and physical therapist Signe Brunnstrom was an important figure in advancing our understanding about restoring motor skills in stroke patients. Based on different limb synergies, she devised a way to organize stroke survivors into categories or stages of recovery.

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Dynamic Splints and Contracture: What Occupational Therapists Need to Know

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Dynamic Splints and Contracture What Occupational Therapists Need to Know, Dynamic Splints and Contracture

Suffering a stroke is debilitating and scary, and survivors are often affected much longer than the stroke itself actually lasts. Many patients experience spasticity and contracture during their stroke recovery period. These ailments affect the muscles of the distressed wrist and hand within days of stroke recovery, which can lead to a painful and permanently clenched hand.

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Talk about motivation! Thank you, Saebo Staff, from the bottom of our hearts!

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Dear Friends at Saebo:

As a practicing OT, I want to acknowledge the impact that your wonderful products have had on our therapy sessions here at the Peg Taylor Center for Adult Day Health Care. Talk about motivation!

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Henry Hoffman Q&A Video Series: Can Patients Years Following Stroke Actually Make Progress?

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Can You Make Progress Years After Stroke?

In his latest Q&A Video, Saebo Co-Founder Henry Hoffman addresses the possibility of recovery years after stroke.

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17 Ways To Help Stroke Survivors Recover Faster

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

If you or a loved one has suffered from a stroke, there are many difficulties that can develop as a result. Primarily, these effects are physical, emotional, and cognitive.

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Saebo Celebrates 15 Years and Over 250,000 Patients Served

Friday, September 15th, 2017


World-renowned stroke rehabilitation company, Saebo, Inc. celebrates their 15-year anniversary this month.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – September 15, 2017 –  Fifteen years ago, two occupational therapists united with one simple, powerful goal: to provide transformative, affordable rehabilitation products to neurological patients. This month, Saebo, Inc. celebrates their 15-Year Anniversary and reflects on their noteworthy success in the rehab industry and their commitment to “No Plateau in Sight.”

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Benefits of Virtual Reality for Stroke Rehabilitation

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Benefits of Virtual Reality for Stroke Patients


Virtual reality (VR) is the new must-have technology tool for gaming, training, or just trying to immerse yourself in a new and virtual environment. From Google Cardboard to Oculus Rift, this technology is becoming more and more accessible to the everyday person. Now anyone can put on a headset and suddenly be transported to a world where they have full control and no consequences.

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