I believe one of the most challenging concepts during rehabilitation is that of neuromuscular control following injury to the peripheral or central nervous system. It is a life altering diagnosis. Early treatment is key to securing maximal functional return of the upper limb. Many times, adaptations are introduced if motor control is lost or imbalanced. There are many adaptations and equipment available to patients. Most often, however, the patient would like to resume some degree of functional movement in the affected limb. I am excited to offer SAEBO fitting and training to the community of Shelbyville. This training device/dynamic orthosis is used to treat both neurological and orthopedic conditions. Saebo, Inc. is a medical device company primarily engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of affordable and novel clinical solutions designed to improve mobility and function in individuals suffering from neurological and orthopedic conditions. There is a picture of the most commonly used training device below. Each splint is custom fitted to a patient’s specific need with regard to tone inhibition and maximizing motor control. Notice that the fingers are all held in dynamic extension with springs and lines. The component on this device is adjustable based on the amount of the tone presented by the patient.
Erica J. Montgomery, OTR/L, CHT
If you are experiencing motor control loss, in your hand, from an injury, contact us for a free consultation. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022
Disclaimer: The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care. Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.