Monday, June 11th, 2018
Stroke recovery can be a long process. Managing the ongoing need to rebuild bodily control and strength after neurological damage is no easy task. Each year nearly 800,000 people in the United States alone will suffer from a stroke, leaving them with ongoing physical and neurological damage.
If you have suffered from a stroke, loss of balance and control can make standing and walking difficult. While outpatient stroke recovery therapy is vital to improving this problem, you can also continue improving after returning home with the help of these leg exercises for stroke recovery.
Friday, December 22nd, 2017
My name is Katie and I am a pediatric physical therapist. I have long thought of Saebo as a company geared towards occupational therapy for rehab of the hand/arm. Recently, I attended an in-service by a Saebo rep where I learned about the SaeboStep. Our rep, Lanie noted that most clinics she has worked with have used the SaeboStep for post-stroke for helping with foot drop, so she was more than willing to let me have a trial to use with my pediatric population.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a tremendous battle for anyone to face. MS is a chronic disease that damages nerves in the brain and spinal cord, and that destruction can cause a slew of other impairments, including something called foot drop.
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
I have had MS for 17 years and walk with a cane because I suffer from severe right foot drop. The first day I received the SaeboStep I had planned a weekend in Atlantic City so I thought that would be as good a time as any to try it. I used it at the airports and walking in the casinos. Needless to say, it was a lot of steps and walking for me. The SaeboStep was easy to use and adjust and helped me to walk better, therefore saving more energy.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Confidence and comfort are one step away with Saebo’s revolutionary foot drop brace
Charlotte, N.C. – Saebo, Inc. announces today the official launch of the SaeboStep, a revolutionary, new product created to improve impaired foot mobility and function. The SaeboStep provides users with a slimmed down, lightweight and uniquely-designed foot drop brace that replaces bulky uncomfortable splints used in the past.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders defines foot drop, also known as dropped foot or drop foot, as “the inability to raise the front part of the foot due to weakness or paralysis of the muscles that lift the foot.” Diseases that can cause foot drop include stroke, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, among others. Foot drop may also occur as a result of hip replacement surgery or knee ligament reconstruction surgery. ORC International, an independent research firm, recently discovered that 99% of American adults with foot drop do not wear a brace that would help them walk normally.
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
On Mother’s Day, 2014, I got my cup of coffee, sat down to breakfast with my wife’s gift in hand, and had a stroke. After the stroke I spent seven weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. One week after I was released I fell and broke my humerus bone. After that, I continued to try and do stupid things on my own and soon slipped and fractured my hip (don’t try to do stupid things on your own!). So now I have a rebuilt hip, in addition to a weak left side and no use of my left arm. Walking is a challenge for me because my foot drags on the ground. I have no lift – my foot flops and I come down on the balls of my feet. I can hardly walk at all without some kind of help.
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.