Assist recovery from stroke with  Saebo Flex

Saebo's at-home and therapy products for hand function training

Grasp and release.
Purposeful and meaningful activities.

The Saebo Flex allow individuals suffering from neurological impairments, such as stroke, the ability to incorporate their arm and hand functionally in therapy and at home. These unique orthoses position the wrist and fingers into extension in preparation for object manipulation. The user is able to grasp objects by voluntarily flexing his or her fingers. Once the fingers relax (stop gripping), the extension spring system assists in re-opening the hand to release the object.


SaeboFlex must be prescribed, measured, and fitted by a Saebo Trained Therapist . Download the Measurement Guide.

Become a Saebo Trained Therapist by completing the Saebo Self-Study Certification Course .

Code: SBO-X1FX1CUN1

Spasticity Unmasked.

Thoughtfully designed. Clinically appreciated.

  • The Saebo Flex is a high profile, out-rigger style splint made from durable rigid parts used to support and assist individuals with increased tone. 
  • The Saebo Flex is based on the latest advances in neurorehabilitation research documenting the brain’s ability to “re-program” itself through mass practice, task-oriented arm training.

Key Components

Digit Caps

Prevents flexion at the fingertips so proper grasp can occur. Multiple sizes available to offer an intimate fit. 

Finger Lead Mounts

Positions and aligns the fingers. Numerous sizes available to accommodate various finger lengths.

Extension Springs

Extends the fingers following grasping. Various grades of extension assistance provided to harness all levels of spasticity.

Thumb System

Provides multi-directional adjustments to accommodate all positioning needs.

Why use the Saebo Flex?

Features & Benefits

  • Maintains the patient’s involved hand in a functional position.
  • Offers a dynamic component that assists with thumb and finger extension so grasp and release tasks can be accomplished.
  • Digit Caps prevent flexion at the fingertips so proper grasp can occur. Multiple sizes are available to offer an intimate fit.
  • Finger Lead Mounts position and align the fingers. Numerous sizes are available to accommodate various finger lengths.
  • Extensions Springs extend the fingers following grasping. Various grades of extension assistance provided to harness all levels of spasticity.
  • Thumb System provides multi-directional adjustments to accommodate all thumb positioning needs.
  • Indications

  • The Saebo Flex is designed for individuals that have experienced a neurological injury such as stroke, head injury, or spinal cord injury.
  • Clients that demonstrate arm and hand weakness and are unable to use their hand to perform everyday tasks are great candidates for this device.
  • The onset of the injury does not prevent someone from receiving Saebo treatment. Whether the client just had a stroke, or if he or she suffered an injury years ago, the Saebo Flex  and can be of great benefit.
  • In order to qualify for the  Saebo Flex , clients must exhibit:
  • Some ability to move the shoulder (1/4 range of elevation).
  • Some ability to move the elbow (1/4 range of elbow bending).
  • Some ability to curl the fingers (1/4 range of finger flexion).
  • Little to no contractures in the hand or arm. Too much stiffness in the hand or elbow can prevent a client form using the device.
  • Contraindications

    Clients that may not be appropriate for the Saebo Flex typically exhibit one or more of the below:
  • Severe joint deformities in the hand or elbow.
  • Significant arthritis.
  • Severe tightness in the hand or elbow.
  • Moderate or severe swelling in the hand.
  • Open wounds.
  • Unable to follow basic commands.
  • Saebo Research. Can you improve?

    Task-specific training improves upper extremity function in individuals suffering from neurological injuries. However, treatment options are limited for neurological clients who cannot effectively incorporate their hand for functional grasp and release/prehension activities. 

    The vast majority of stroke survivors, head injury and incomplete spinal cord Injury patients do not exhibit sufficient active wrist and/or finger extension to allow the hand to be functional. The Saebo Flex has the biomechanical advantage in allowing prehension grasp and release activities for individuals with moderate to severe hemiparesis.

    Cortical Plasticity.
    Forge new pathways.

    The  Saebo Flex is based on the latest advances in neurorehabilitation research documenting the brain's ability to "re-program" itself through mass practice, task-oriented arm training.


    What is Spasticity?

    Spasticity is a neuromuscular condition usually caused by damage to the portion of the brain or spinal cord that controls voluntary movement. The damage causes a change in the balance of signals between the nervous system and the muscles. It is typically found in people with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord injury.

    Charley horse is an understatement

    Spasticity is often described as tight, stiff muscles or spasms that may make movement, posture, and balance difficult It negatively affects muscles and joints of the extremities, and is particularly harmful to growing children. Individuals with mild spasticity may experience muscle tightness whereas severe spasticity may produce painful, uncontrollable spasms of the extremities; most commonly the legs and arms. This can interfere with functional recovery and curtail rehabilitation efforts.


    SaeboFlex must be prescribed, measured, and fitted by a Saebo Trained Therapist . Download the Measurement Guide.

    Become a Saebo Trained Therapist by completing the Saebo Self-Study Certification Course .

    Code: SBO-X1FX1CUN1


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    The Saebo Story

    In 2001, two occupational therapists had one simple, but powerful goal - to provide neurological clients access to transformative and life changing products.

    At the time, treatment options for improving arm and hand function were limited. The technology that did exist was expensive and inaccessible for home use. With inadequate therapy options often leading to unfavourable outcomes, health professionals routinely told their clients that they have "reached a plateau" or "no further gains can be made". The founders believed that it was not the clients who had plateaued, but rather their treatment options had plateaued.

    Saebo's commitment - "No Plateau in Sight" - was inspired by this mentality; and the accessible, revolutionary solutions began.

    Saebo's revolutionary product offering was based on the latest advances in rehabilitation research. From the SaeboFlex which allows clients to incorporate their hand functionally in therapy or at home, to the SaeboMAS, an unweighting device used to assist the arm during daily living tasks and exercise training, "innovation" and "affordability" can now be used in the same sentence.

    Over the last ten years, Saebo has grown into a leading global provider of rehabilitative products created through the unrelenting leadership and the strong network of clinicians around the world. As we celebrate our history and helping more than 100,000 clients regain function, we are growing this commitment to affordability and accessibility even further by making our newest, most innovative products more accessible than ever.