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.
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!
Monday, July 17th, 2017
Krystal Maclin, OTR/L of Spire Rehab Hospital and her team were recently trained to use the SaeboMAS. This facility treats patients with varying diagnoses, from CVA to traumatic brain injury, and even cardiac patients. With the SaeboMAS, their patients were able to perform a wide variety of functional movements — like reaching down to tie their shoes or reaching into their back pockets — and other activities that they never thought they could achieve before using this dynamic mobile arm support. Hear Krystal’s story in the video below.
Monday, July 17th, 2017
ZURICH, Switzerland and CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – July 17, 2017.
Hocoma and Saebo today announced a partnership to improve the training possibilities for patients with moderate to mild impairments of the upper extremities. Together, the SaeboMas Mini and the ArmeoSenso deliver an easy-to-use, compact solution at an affordable price.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
I am an occupational therapist who works with patients recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injury, and the SaeboMAS (mobile arm support) is a very important asset to me. Patients frequently come to me with limited ability to move their arm and/or shoulder, saying “I can’t do this” or “I can’t move my arm at all.” They often have felt like they have made little to no progress since the time of their injury. Then I set them up with the SaeboMAS to aid in unweighting their arm, and they see, almost immediately, that they can move their arm. This is a huge emotional boost and motivates them to engage in the rehabilitation process. Without the SaeboMAS, my only option would be to help patients myself and this undermines their sense of achievement because they perceive that I am doing the work. With the SaeboMAS, the patient’s arm is essentially made lighter so that he or she can do the work alone.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but when stroke doesn’t claim lives, it changes them forever. Loss of blood – and, therefore, oxygen – to the brain almost always results in neurological damage. Though each patient’s symptoms are unique, loss of movement, strength, and coordination are common after stroke.
Fortunately, some of this damage can be undone. After stroke, rehabilitation is the most important factor in determining long-term outcomes. Patients may regain independence by retraining their brains and bodies, and many experts are now trained to help them do just that. There is one inescapable force that is always working against them: gravity.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
I was diagnosed with MS in March of 2013. I had been experiencing neurological symptoms for nine years, so it was not a big surprise when I got the diagnosis. I had a long period of time to adjust to the notion before it was an actual reality. I was afraid of having to use a wheelchair or living in a care facility. But my biggest fear was that I would lose my ability to paint, which was not only my career but also my passion.
I heard about the SaeboMAS from my occupational therapist. I was not recovering as we had hoped, so it seemed that I would have to adjust to my new disabilities instead of hoping for a full recovery.
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
The SaeboMAS helped facilitate my stroke patient with poor proximal strength and shoulder pain to utilize the emerging functional use of his hand. The patient was able to complete high repetitions of reaching and grasping without any of the typical complaints of discomfort. It also encouraged him to work on lower extremity balance and promoted functional standing. The SaeboMAS was simple to set up and it was easy to adjust. I am not sure how we managed treating proximal weakness without it in the past!
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
I love that Saebo products use the principles of neuroplasticity to provide concrete mass practice exercises that increase patient compliance with an affected extremity.
The SaeboMAS is the product I have used the most. The MAS supports the weight of an affected arm and allows the patient to use volitional movement for NMR. That way, the therapist does not have to provide support for the arm or follow the patient while they are relearning movement; instead, the MAS allows the patient to gain independence and perform movements on their own. I love that the SaeboMAS is essentially another set of hands for patients to get extra time working on movement. I see more consistent progress with functional arm movement using the MAS because you can use it with functional tasks such as feeding and grooming tasks.