Saebo Arm Training
The Saebo Arm Training Program is a specialized treatment approach designed to maximize your arm and hand function after a neurological injury such as a stroke.
This program is designed to help you use your
weak hand for grasp and release activities by using a special hand splint,
called the SaeboFlex orthosis.The
SaeboFlex orthosis features a spring-loaded finger extension system that
provides resistance to the muscles that are used to grasp and assist in opening
the hand and fingers for releasing.It can
be used with hands that have high tone or spasticity.
The SaeboReach not only incorporates the involved
wrist and hand,but also the elbow. It consists of the SaeboFlex and an
above-elbow component.It is designed
for those who have difficulty straightening the elbow.The dynamic elbow extension system allows you
to incorporate the elbow for functional reach during grasp and release
activities. It can be used with patients who have high tone in the elbow.
SaeboStretch is a dynamic hand splint which is designed to help prevent joint
damage while improving range of motion.It has a unique hand piece that allows the fingers to move through
flexion caused by increased tone but then gradually repositions the fingers
The Saebo Arm
Training Program might not be right for everyone.It is designed for people who have some
shoulder and elbow movement but little to no hand function.The time since your injury doesn’t
matter.Patients have shown functional
improvements as much as 20 years after their injury.CVPHMedicalCenter’s
Occupational therapist is a Saebo-trained therapist and can determine if you
are a good candidate.