Saebo [sā bō], Say What?

(LANCASTER, Pa.)–A few months ago, seven-year-old Katelyn wasn’t able to complete everyday tasks like pulling open a door or eating an afternoon snack. A stroke had left her one hand crippled and traditional occupational therapy had progressed her as far as she could go. Enter Saebo, a dynamic hand splint.

Saebo allows people with very little residual arm and hand function to immediately begin performing task-oriented, grasp and release activities, thereby forging new pathways in the brain. Named Most Valuable Product in 2008 by Therapy Times, the Saebo Program is now offered as a treatment option at over 2,000 clinics and hospitals nationwide, including 22 of the “Top 25 Rehabilitation Hospitals” as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

On Friday, March 12, Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center is hosting a free Saebo screening. This thirty-minute consultation could be the next step for a child with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, partial spinal cord injury or neurological involvement in one arm due to stroke (recent or old). If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 717-393-0425 and ask for Rebecca Setzkorn, occupational therapist and certified Saebo specialist. Children age 7 or older can qualify.

Schreiber Pediatric offers premier outpatient therapy for children with special needs in Lancaster, PA and the surrounding areas.