SaeboFlex custom fabricated orthosis
The SaeboFlex offers individuals recovering from neurological impairments, such as stroke, stability and assistance in rehabilitation by supporting weakened wrist, hands and fingers. The SaeboFlex is a custom fabricated orthosis that is non-electrically based and is purely mechanical. The therapists at Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network utilize SaeboFlex for eligible patients.
The SaeboFlex positions the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for functional activities. The user is able to grasp an object by voluntarily flexing his or her fingers. The extension spring system assists in re-opening the hand to release the object.
Saebo’s pioneering treatment principles are based on the latest advances in neurorehabilitation research documenting the brain’s ability to “re-program” itself through mass practice, task oriented arm training. The SaeboFlex takes advantage of the most recent research by allowing patients to immediately begin using their hand for functional grasp and release activities. Individuals up to 20 years post neurological injury can benefit from the SaeboFlex. In addition, the ability to use the hand in therapy and at home has been reported as extremely motivating during the recovery process.