SaeboReach

(2 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Features:

  • Maintains the patient’s involved arm and hand in a functional position.
  • Offers a dynamic component that assists with thumb and finger extension so grasp and release tasks can be accomplished.
  • Includes a dynamic above-elbow component that assists with elbow extension so functional reaching is possible.
  • 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.

Indications:

  • The SaeboReach 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 SaeboReach can be of great benefit.

In order to qualify for the SaeboReach, 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 from using the device.

Contraindications:
Clients that may not be appropriate for the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach 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.

2 reviews for SaeboReach

  1. Laura Conner

    The SaeboFlex was the first device that I encountered in my twenty-three years as an Occupational Therapist that truly allowed my patients to open their hands and achieve a functional grasp and release from the moment the orthotic was fitted to them. The lack of hand function for stroke survivors using other orthoses has always been extremely frustrating for me. I’ve seen amazing results in reducing hypertonicity and regaining function with the Saebo products. I have watched patients who had extremely limited shoulder motion show a more rapid increase in shoulder function as they reached to grasp items while using the SaeboFlex/Reach than with any other product.

  2. John D.

    With my occupational therapist’s help and the SaeboReach, I can now drive with my right hand, turn the radio on and screw nuts and bolts together. As simple as these tasks might seem, being able to screw nuts and bolts together is important to me as a beat-up, old farmer who has to be able to use his hands every day. In that sense, the SaeboReach has allowed me to get back to work. Would I recommend the SaeboReach to someone else in a similar position? Absolutely; I would infinitely recommend it.

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SaeboGlove FAQs

What is the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach?

The SaeboFlex is dynamic custom fabricated wrist, hand, and finger orthosis that allows stroke survivors the ability to incorporate the involved hand functionally in therapy and at home by supporting the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers. The brace attaches to the stroke survivors forearm, hand and fingers. The device has no motor or electrical parts.

The SaeboReach is a dynamic custom fabricated elbow, wrist, hand, and finger orthosis. The SaeboReach consists of a combination of the SaeboFlex and a custom fabricated above-elbow component. The orthosis features an elbow extension system. The elbow extension system provides assistance in straightening the arm so functional reaching is possible. The SaeboReach was specifically designed for individuals that have limited hand and elbow function.

How do I know if I need a SaeboFlex or a SaeboReach?

If you have limited or no use of your hand but your elbow is not affected, then the SaeboFlex may be appropriate for you. However, if you have limited or no use of your hand, AND you also have elbow limitations (weakness, increased tone etc…) that are impacting your functional independence, then the SaeboReach may be appropriate for you.

Can any therapist instruct me in how to obtain and use the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach?

No. The SaeboFlex/SaeboReach orthoses, are specialised patented devices. Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists need to be trained in fitting the orthoses. If your therapist is not trained, they can access our free online training link or if you would like details of trained therapists in your area please contact our office [email protected] or 01707 323633.

How do I find a Saebo trained therapist in my area?

To find the your nearest Saebo trained therapist, please contact our office at [email protected] or 01707 323633

I had my stroke 10 years ago. Is it too late for me to start using the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach?

Absolutely not! When it comes to your health, recovery and physical abilities, it is never too late to try. People up to 20 years post-neurological injury can benefit from the orthoses. In addition, the ability to use the hand in therapy or at home has been reported as extremely motivating during the recovery process.

How can I find out if I am a good candidate to use the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach?

There are several ways to find out if you are a candidate. One way is to call our office and ask to speak with our Clinical Specialist. They can advise over the phone or via a video call. Another way to find out if you are a good candidate is to book an appointment with one one of our free assessment sites. These are private practitioners who have a SaeboFlex/Reach Assessment kit and offer the initial assessment free of charge. You can also book an appointment with our Clinical Specialist in our office in Welwyn Garden, free of charge.

Is there a way I can try the SaeboFlex or SaeboReach for free?

Yes. You can visit one of our free assessment sites, or our office where, if appropriate, a SaeboFlex or SaeboReach will be built for you to try during the session. You can also access our 2 week free trial service – ask your Saebo trained therapist to contact us for details.

What is the return policy for the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach?

The SaeboFlex and the SaeboReach are custom-fabricated orthoses. Once an order is placed for these custom-fabricated products, the order cannot be cancelled or returned for any reason.

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