- Maintains the patient’s involved hand in a functional position.
- Offers a dynamic component that assists with thumb and finger extension so grasp and release tasks can be accomplished.
- Digit Caps prevent flexion at the fingertips so proper grasp can occur. Multiple sizes available to offer an intimate fit.
- Finger Lead Mounts position and align the fingers. Numerous sizes available to accommodate various finger lengths.
- Extensions Springs extend the fingers following grasping. Various grades of extension assistance provided to harness all levels of spasticity.
- Thumb System provides multi-directional adjustments to accommodate all thumb positioning needs.
- The SaeboFlex is designed for individuals that have experienced a neurological injury such as stroke, head injury, or spinal cord injury.
- Clients that demonstrate arm and hand weakness and are unable to use their hand to perform everyday tasks are great candidates for this device.
- The onset of the injury does not prevent someone from receiving Saebo treatment. Whether the client just had a stroke, or if he or she suffered an injury years ago, the SaeboFlex and can be of great benefit.
In order to qualify for the SaeboFlex, clients must exhibit:
- Some ability to move the shoulder (1/4 range of elevation).
- Some ability to move the elbow (1/4 range of elbow bending).
- Some ability to curl the fingers (1/4 range of finger flexion).
- Little to no contractures in the hand or arm. Too much stiffness in the hand or elbow can prevent a client form using the device.
Clients that may not be appropriate for the SaeboFlex typically exhibit one or more of the below:
- Severe joint deformities in the hand or elbow.
- Significant arthritis.
- Severe tightness in the hand or elbow.
- Moderate or severe swelling in the hand.
- Open wounds.
- Unable to follow basic commands.
The Saebo Flex is doing amazing with my son he has a TBI
Melessia D. –
living proof this truly works if you put in the effort to do the exercises! no plateau!
Andy G. –
I have never come across a company that is just so kind and helpful. They have saved my bacon as I own a saeboflex but needed some spare parts and just didn’t know where to turn to. They replied to my post within minutes and are sending me the spare parts out free of charge! How generous and professional is that. So, my review is of course excellent, well done them!
I have been using the Saebo Flex for my left paralyzed arm. Only a week or 2 in but the results are impressive to both me and my therapist
My occupational therapist recommended the SaeboStretch and SaeboFlex to me. Through therapy, I have regained most of my previous functionality. I’ve adapted to using my left hand as my dominant hand, and my right side continues to progress. I’m less efficient than I used to be and still get very tired, but I’m much better off than I was a year and a half ago. My right side still needs a lot of work, but I can walk unassisted (with a limp), and if cannot understand something, I take more time or ask for help.
The saebo flex only works one joints whereas the saebo glove works all the joints ( it’s not supposed to be used if you have lots of spasticity which I do so it’s a little hard to get on but can with husbands help) Saebo flex is a good place to start then maybe move up to the saebo glove.
Shaun D. –
After learning to put on and take off my SaeboFlex independently, it opened up a large window of opportunity to use my left hand functionally at home, on my own. Being able to wear the SaeboFlex more often during the day seemed to aid the muscle tone in my wrist and hand to become more balanced.
Eric P. –
The fight to obtain my SaeboFlex through the VA in Atlanta was a long one, but when I finally obtained my Saebo, it was well worth it. The SaeboFlex has greatly improved my ability to open up my left hand. I can now pick up more objects and release them with my left hand, which I couldn’t do at all before. I also have a greater range of flexibility in my left and it improves a little more each day.
I began using my SaeboFlex about 4 or 5 months after my stroke. I diligently worked on my rehab activities using my SaeboFlex. I had amazing success and was able to regain mobility in my affected hand and arm and eventually regain full function with minimal spasticity.
Jose S. –
Very good design. Extensive possibilities for functional rehabilitation. Affordable.
i did get the flex but did not work for me. and I only gave it 2 weeks and had to return it. i had a difficult time putting it on by myself too and my caregiver was not very helpful.
L. Borden –
I used saeboflex when it first came out. It help my hand learn to open and close. The down side is its difficult to put on alone and its bulky. Hard to wear all day.
Michelle T. –
My patient has been using the Saebo for 1 week and his thumb and index finger are starting to move on there own…With a little effort. He is doing it for 45min a day at the moment wanting to increase to 2 sessions a day.
i love my saebo. every stroke victim should get it.