We are proud to be a provider of Saebo, an innovative rehabilitation orthosis for those with significant upper limb impairments. Saebo inc. was founded in 2001 by two occupational therapists who developed these revolutionary products to allow patients with very little residual arm and hand function to immediately begin performing highly repetitive grasp and release activities.

Many individuals who have suffered neurological impairments have good results in the rehabilitation of their lower limbs but are left with goals to regain upper limb function. They often are able to close their hand, but are unable to open it and this limits therapy. The SaeboFlex system overcomes this by using a system of springs to assist with the opening of the hand, the patient then uses their own muscles to close the hand; resulting in a functional hand. The spring system can be altered to reduce or increase the level of assistance.

Saebo's pioneering treatment principles are based on the latest advances in neurorehabilitation research documenting the brain's ability to "re-programme" itself through mass practice, task oriented arm training. For individuals who also have reduced control at the elbow there is the SaeboReach. This product includes a custom-made above elbow cuff as well the unit for the hand and wrist. The dynamic extension system allows patients to incorporate their elbow, wrist and hand for functional reach, grasp and release activities.


We are always happy to discuss your individual situation, so please don't hesitate to call us for an informal chat on 01206 396789, or email us on info@yourphysioathome.co.uk to see if we can help.


Testimonials
In August 2013 I had a Brain Hemorrhage aged 29 before this I was a solicitor at a top 10 law firm and a busy mum of two.

My father-in-law found Kathryn on the internet and having read her profile I knew she was for me. I met Kathryn shortly after in February 2014 after a second stint in hospital. The original Brain hemorrhage has left me with Ataxia, which in turn, has left me with balance, strength and core problems.

When I first met Kathryn I was pleased to use my zimmer frame now I have a walker and crutches (July 2014) and I am far less reliant on my wheelchair.

I find the physio tough in a good way. Kathryn recently went away and the organization was seamless - Beth turned up and was just as tough. Both Kathryn and Beth are really personable and an hour goes by very quickly.

I find Kathryn (and Beth) approachable and friendly. Kathryn often emails me between appointments and her local market knowledge is very good.

I am really/finally starting to see a difference and I hope if we keep on I'll get a semblance of my old life back.

- CW
In March 2010 my wife and I had the 4 o'clock in the morning call that all parents dread. Our son, 29 years old, had had a serious motorcycle accident in Bali. He was in a critical state, with serious head injuries and brain damage, in a coma in a hospital in Bali. What followed was massive anguish and uncertainty, air ambulance jet repatriation a thousand miles away to Singapore, five weeks of fantastic hospital treatment, and then repatriation to UK.

At that point we were more or less on our own; the first available appointment offered for physiotherapy was more than a month away. We came to Beth via a personal contact and she was the best thing that could have happened to us. Beth is definitely not a 'one size fits all' therapist. She listened carefully to the detail of his situation. She carried out her own assessment. Then she devised targeted exercises specific to his needs.

Each visit progressively moved him along the road to improving balance, strength, physical co-ordination, hand to eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and, of equal importance, confidence in his ability to get his old life back.

Beth stressed that her visits were to demonstrate and advise, so that our son's own daily routines in between visits, would be best suited to his continuing improvement.

In those early months she gave him the encouragement, confidence and motivation that he so badly needed.

No one who now meets our son has any idea that he suffered brain injury. Even his old friends cannot tell the difference between the before and after. He was undoubtedly lucky, but a significant chunk of his luck came from knowing Beth.

- Garry, Essex
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