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.