Loss of Hand Movement? Try This Technology
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Jeff Himes is an Occupational Therapist at Saint Luke's.
He works with patients who have limitations in the use of their hands.
Here he is demonstrating the Saebo Flex, which fits on a forearm.
Himes says the device can extend the wrist use from 15 to up to 35 degrees, depending on ability.
And coming up in a couple of weeks, area residents can find out if they're a candidate for this type of treatment.
"So you have some little cables and springs to open up the hand and so they come in four different strengths, fairly light strength and resistant strength to fairly heavy strength which requires different power to close. But once they're in this, we have them try the ball, squeeze the ball and relax the hand, it drops the ball right into place," adds Himes.
Saint Luke's-Elks Rehab is offering a free informative session and eligibility screening with a Saebo representative.
That's coming up on Saturday, July 14th from one to three in the afternoon.
The event will be held in the Medical Plaza, Room 202 at St. Luke's Magic Valley.
Please call 814–2570 to register by or before July 12th.