Stroke Smart Magazine
GEAR & GADGETS
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Products to Get a Grasp on Recovery
Folding Mirror Therapy Box
The Reflex Pain Management Folding Mirror Therapy Box can be
used to treat phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), as well
as for hand and foot rehabilitation following a stroke.
Simply place the affected limb inside the mirror box and the
unaffected limb in front of the mirror. Seeing the reflection of the unaffected
limb enables visual feedback from a virtual image of the affected limb
appearing as if it is normal. Mirrors trick the brain into thinking that the
hand or limb is moving.
Improvements come with repeated exercises. This is a
portable, collapsible and lightweight tool to assist your recovery, allowing
you to do your rehabilitation exercises wherever and whenever you wish.
Phone: 061-408-4455 (UK)
Web site: www.reflexpainmanagement.com
AllSplint™ Hand and Wrist Therapy Device
AllSplint™ is an adjustable, lightweight therapy device that
helps normalize the tone of a spastic condition of the wrist, fingers and
thumb. It provides adjustable positioning that conforms to the size of a
person’s hand and arm to provide the desired stretching of the wrist, fingers
The hand is positioned by a mechanical means that extends
the fingers and thumb and stretches the joints in the fingers, thumb and wrist.
Straps attach the device comfortably to the arm to prevent the splint from
coming off the arm when mobile. The hand and arm are in a natural position with
the thumb up, and not forced into a horizontal position. It works equally well
on the right or left arm.
Web site: www.allsplint.com
The Jitterbug® Cell Phone
The Jitterbug® Cell Phone features big, backlit buttons and
a screen with larger, brighter text making it easier to use for people who have
had a stroke. With its powerful speaker and patented ear cushion to reduce
background noise, this phone is easy to see, easy to hear and easy to use. The
Jitterbug® phone service offers 24-hour operators who provide directory
assistance, will add names and numbers to your phone list and will place calls
for users if needed. 911 access is free with all service plans.
start at $10 a month
Phone: $147 Phone: 800-918-8543
Web site: www.JitterBug.com
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