Stroke equipment by a stroke warrior

Once a survivor.   Now a warrior.

“Wearing the AlonTwig helps reduce the spastic reaction in my hand. I estimate a 50% reduction in the spastic reflex.”
Art Jensen - Vista, CA
“Wearing the splint feels great and awesome when it’s on. It makes me feel like I have more control over my arm and it supports my movement. I like it a LOT!!”
Amanda Levesque - Asheville, NC
“When she has worn it for 5-6 hours her skin integrity is good. There is no redness or soreness. She also reports that her arm feels much more relaxed for days.”
Lynda Letourneau, Occupational Therapist R/L
“I love my AlonGlove. It’s the most comfortable splint ever."
Art Jensen - Vista, CA

 

rehabilitation devices & equipment for brain injuries by a Stroke Warrior

OUR PRODUCTS

Meet Alon

In Hebrew, Alon means "oak." Indeed, Alon Kaplan is a force of nature.

More than a decade ago, he had a massive stroke, which left him in a vegetative state. With rehabilitation equipment of his own design, he taught himself to walk, talk, and live a full life again. He founded AlonTree to share his designs with the world.

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Consider the Possible

Alon and his team create equipment with neuroplasticity in mind. Healthy brain tissue can be taught to do the things once controlled by damaged brain cells.

The brain and the body can heal themselves given the right encouragement, the right exercise, and the right equipment.

Work & Play

Our equipment is designed to be fun and functional. Rehabilitation is hard work, but it doesn't always have to be grueling. Who says work can't be fun?

The artists on our design team know comfort, beauty, and playfulness are key to creating products you'll enjoy using for your stroke recovery.

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GO AHEAD, BE STRONG.

TOOLS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We've Been There

All of our products are designed out of experience, not in a lab. Alon and his family have walked in your shoes, literally! We are deeply familiar with what you need when you're recovering from a stroke.

Better Together

AlonTree equipment is modular in its design. You can combine elements to get just the support you need. Or combine several pieces of equipment to add interest and enhance your workout.

Affordable

Our simple technology approach means you get affordable and effective equipment. We strive to fill the gap in recovery left by the limits of insurance, Medicare payouts, and out-of-pocket expenses for rehabilitation.

Sustainable

We are dedicated to building a company that's good for our community and for our environment. Sustainability is an important factor in our selection of materials and partners. As we scale up, we'll be looking for even more ways to source responsibly.

STORIES FROM A STROKE WARRIOR

Soul is like a Hand Playing with Light & Darkness

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Primo said in his book, “suffering is like a gas that you turn on in a small room or, a big room.”  Nope.  I don’t believe that.  I feel that my soul has lightness & darkness, joy & sad.   BUT, my soul has NOT changed a bit. It’s like my hand in front of…

Poetry

By Alon Kaplan | June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Poetry I wrote between my car accident & my stroke. 9/22/2008 When you told me that loved him, You turned on a particle accelerator and blew my atoms to bits. I did not know what was inside, thank you for giving me back to myself. ~~~~~~~~ I love the way your face shines when…

My one-handed Kitchen Tips

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

This video was taken in 2015.

The Stroke is the Wrong Name

By Alon Kaplan | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Stroke: Wrong name for cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack. The word, “stroke” has a multipurpose meaning: various meaning in the sport of rowing, a swimming style, a scuba diver who is not following the rules, an reciprocating engine, a sexual intercourse, an act of moving one’s hand, an act of…

My Neuroplasticity

By Alon Kaplan | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is ‘neuroplasticity’? And how can I get some? What is the relationship between my neuroplasticity and stroke? First of all, you need to learn about neurons to make the connection between your neuroplasticity and stroke. A neuron “is an electrically excitable cell that processes and transmits information to other neurons through electrical and chemical…

One-Handed Tool: Your Body & Your Mind

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

AlonTree products use your inherent body as a tool to “fix” your affected muscle groups. Building tension on AlonTree products can tamper with your normal muscle groups. Then you can use your AlonTree products and your affected muscle groups and ligaments. You don’t have to get a therapist or, a family member to ‘install’ our…

I Feel Like the 14 Year Old Wearing High Heels

By Alon Kaplan | August 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

I feel like a 14 year old sashaying over grass in her high heels. I’m trying something different; wearing sandals, in the absence of my ankle brace, I am walking around my home. Doing the dishes, climbing the stairs, from my office chair I stand up, hopping up on my bed and going to type a…

Stroke

By Alon Kaplan | October 15, 2015

Your brain is a command center issuing commands to the army (your body). Imagine that some terrorists blew out one room, maybe three, with a grenade. Now imagine those “terrorists” are the blood clot. The “grenade” is the damage done by the blood clot to your host of neuron cells. No one has an answer…

Failures means you’re getting better at it

By Alon Kaplan | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Actually, crossing the plateau line for people, who had a stroke, to ‘stroke victim’ to ‘stroke survivor’ to ‘stroke warrior’ has become an adventurous journey. You have to shed your victimhood, say ‘goodbye’ to your doctors, therapists and caretakers’ nasty advices, be strong inside and on outside; which by the way, crumbling your numb adult…

Magic Miraculous Snakes Oil

By Alon Kaplan | September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We thought those brain circuits were dead. And we’ve learned that they’re not,” said Dr. Steinberg. I know for sure that you have been submerged about stem cells which have been injected into stroke survivors’s brain at Stanford University’s neurosurgery lab. “Their ability to move around has recovered visibly. That’s unprecedented,” said Steinberg. Unprecedented? First…

Urban Dictionary: Stroke Hero

By Alon Kaplan | June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stroke Hero People who had a stroke BUT didn’t feel that they weren’t a “stroke victim” or, “stroke survivor”. They wanted to show themselves and the world that they were able to build their muscles and their brain by using brain building exercises, muscles building exercise and they know that their brains’ neurons were able…

7 “Facts” About The Brain That Are Not True

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

All you need to know: I’m Making My Bed

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stroke is a Terrorist Act to Destroy Your Brain

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Your brain is a command center issuing commands to the army (your body). Some terrorist blew out one room, maybe, three rooms with a grenade. Imagine, “some terrorist” is the blood clot. The “grenade” is the damage done by the blood clot to your host of your neuron cells. No one has the answers to…

Our Seamstresses’ Goddess

By Fiona Hollowell | May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now, after my touring twenties, I’ve finally come to a place in my career that I feel happy. My job is flexible, technical, creative and fun. I love what I do. I make patterns and prototypes and I manage the sewing production for AlonTree- a company based out of Asheville NC. While Asheville is not…

Handcrafted in WNC

AlonTree Company is based in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. Local artists and craftsmen work with Alon to design, prototype, and produce our equipment.

Contact Us

AlonTree Company
1-828-771-6080
info@alontree.com