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Individuals who have lost functional use of their hands due to neurological injury such as stroke now have hope through a dynamic new therapy offered at Greenville Health System (GHS).

The key to this therapy is SaeboFlex®, an orthosis that can help patients grasp and release objects, and is now available through GHS Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital occupational therapy program.

Therapy utilizing SaeboFlex can help patients up to 20 years after injury to regain function of the affected hand. The device, which is custom fit to the individual, positions the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for functional activities and/or exercises. By voluntarily flexing their fingers, users are able to grasp objects. An extension spring system assists in re-opening the hand to release the object. Repetitive task-specific therapy helps create a pathway allowing the brain to send signals to the affected hand.

Therapy sessions and the cost of the device are covered by Medicare and most private insurers. Physician referral is required.

Physicians, please call 864-455-8788 for more information or for referral.