We focus on regaining as much function as possible with our clients, as soon as possible. Many patients that we see may have received therapy for their lower limbs but the upper limb is frequently neglected by therapists due to a lack of access to specialist equipment and time.
By retraining the upper limb patients regain independence around the home, by being able to perform everyday tasks such as washing and dressing, making drinks, cooking and handling coins and notes.
Our specialist specialist hand and upper limb rehabilitation service uses the very latest in rehabilitation technology. We enjoy supporting our clients to use their arm and hand after neurological injury such as Stroke, SCI, TBI, cerebral palsy and many others.
We use a variety of equipment below to help our patients regain their upper limb function:
The SaeboReJoyce is an upper extremity rehabilitation workstation designed for orthopedic and neurological patients that exhibit impaired function of the arm and hand. The computerised task oriented training system provides standardised upper limb exercises representing activities of daily living (ADLs). The SaeboReJoyce was designed to be used in the clinic and home-based settings.
The SaeboMAS dynamic mobile arm support system is a zero gravity upper extremity device specifically designed to facilitate and challenge the weakened shoulder and elbow during functional tasks and exercise drills.
Patients suffering from neurological and orthopedic conditions that exhibit proximal weakness can benefit from the much needed support and facilitation. Performing exercises with minimal compensation, as well as self-care tasks such as eating or drinking, are just a few of the activities patients will be able to achieve with the SaeboMAS. Additionally, patients with proximal weakness can now participate in proven treatment techniques consisting of highly repetitive task- oriented activities that would have otherwise been difficult or impossible.
The SaeboGlove consists of a light weight, low profile design that assists neurological and orthopedic clients with finger and thumb extension. The SaeboGlove positions the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for functional activities. The client grasps an object by voluntarily flexing the fingers. The extension system assists with re-opening the hand to release the object.
The SaeboFlex allows individuals suffering from neurological impairments such as stroke the ability to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy and at home by supporting the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers. The SaeboFlex is a custom fabricated orthosis that is non-electrically based and is purely mechanical.
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.
The SaeboReach not only incorporates the affected wrist and hand but also the elbow. The orthosis consists of the SaeboFlex and an above-elbow component. The SaeboReach is ideal for neurologically impaired individuals that have hand and elbow involvement.
The custom fabricated above-elbow cuff, as well as the dynamic elbow extension system, allows patients to incorporate their elbow for functional reach during grasp and release activities. The SaeboReach orthosis, along with repetitive, task oriented activities, is a highly effective strategy for maximising arm and hand recovery.
The SaeboStretch® uses a revolutionary stretch technology, which allows the fingers to move through flexion caused by associated reactions and tone. In addition, it utilises a low-load, long-duration stretch to return the fingers to the desired position. The SaeboStretch overcomes issues which can result from traditional splints including deformity, joint damage, hypermobility, and contractures.
The SaeboStretch includes three interchangeable hand pieces, each with a different grade of resistance. This feature further protects joints and allows the clinician the ability to customise to meet each individuals specific needs. The liner is easily removable for routine cleaning.
The Bioness Ness H200 is a wireless (FES) hand rehabilitation system which supports the wrist in a functioning position, allowing the fingers and thumb to move efficiently while performing daily functional tasks such as reaching, grasping and pinching.
The Ness H200 helps you to regain hand function and get back to performing ordinary and essential activities of daily living. What’s more, the wireless model gives you the freedom to discreetly carry the Handheld Control Unit separately in your pocket, bag or purse.
Constraint Induced Movement
Once you have sufficient movement in your arm and hand you may want to work on arm and hand movements that require finer control. Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) is a form of stroke rehabilitation that involves restraining your non-affected hand with a device (similar to an oven glove) thus forcing you to use your affected arm and hand to do tasks throughout the day.