- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.