Saebo is a company in the USA who are at the forefront of innovative Upper Limb rehabilitation after a neurological incident. At Rita Henn and Partners we are fortunate to have a Saeboflex trained clinician. The SaeboFlex and SaeboReach are devices that allow 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 an extension position in preparation for object manipulation. The user needs to be able to grasp objects by bending his or her fingers. Once the fingers relax (stop gripping), the extension spring system of the SaeboFlex assists the patient to re-open their hand to release the object. Clients several years post injury can benefit from the SaeboFlex.
SaeboReach incorporates the affected wrist, hand and elbow. The custom made above elbow cuff allows patients to use their elbow in functional uses, for example, in reaching during grasp and release activities. Along with repetitive task orientated activities the SaeboReach is a highly effective orthosis for maximising arm and hand recovery.
The SaeboGlove is a light weight design that helps neurological and orthopaedic clients with finger and thumb extension. The SaeboGlove positions the wrist and fingers into an extension position in preparation for functional activities. The client grasps an object by bending their fingers. The extension system then assists with re-opening the hand to release the object.
SaeboStretch uses a revolutionary stretch technology, which allows the fingers to move through flexion caused by associated reactions and spasticity. The SaeboStretch can overcome issues which can result from traditional splints, namely deformity, joint damage, hypermobility and contractures. It includes three interchangeable hand pieces, each with a different grade of resistance. This further protects joints and allows the clinician to customise it for individual needs. The liner is easily removed for routine cleaning