Stroke equipment by a stroke warrior

Rehabilitation Equipment for Stroke Injury by Stroke People


"Exercising with our products has made me feel powerful, muscular, and agile. The entire right side of my body was almost useless. Now, I dance, horseback ride, hike, and shake people's hands."

-Founder Alon Kaplan

Become a stroke warrior.

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 low-tech 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

Fairy Stroke

By Alon Kaplan | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a very ancient and potent charm which may be tried with great effect in case of a suspected fairy-stroke. Place three rows of salt on a table in three lines, three equal measures to each row. The person performing the spell then encloses the rows of salt with his arm. He leans his…

Jumping Far

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sept 21, 2014:   Today, I hesitate before I climb my stairs to go to the bathroom because not long before, I used to be a crippler, and I used to be scared of the staircase wearing my brace and my shoes.  Now, I pump out my barefoot going up the stairs and not touching my…

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…

Fisher-Price Peeps

By Alon Kaplan | June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

I suffered a catastrophic massive stroke. Years ago, my OTs pretended that I was ‘doing’ my affected arm & hand during hand rehabilitation with my mind whereas OTs (secretly) put my palm & forearm in pressure points controlled by… my OTs’ hands. Anyway, my rehab center cost too much. My Medicare bought me a SaeboReach.…

Zombie vs. People Who Had a Stroke

By Alon Kaplan | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

I wonder what a medieval gravedigger might feel if a stroke survivor who “woke up” from being in a coma inside his grave. Someone who talked in gibberish and crawled out of his grave to limp after the gravediggers who are running away. “Zombies” are in fact, stroke survivors who’s family piled them up top…

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…

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…

How 3-D printed arms are changing our world

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Spasticity Treatment

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

After a stroke, damage to the brain can block messages between muscles and the brain. This causes arm and leg muscles to cramp or spasm (spasticity), kind of like a bad charley horse. This will limit your coordination and muscle movement, however spasticity treatment is effective. This post-stroke condition makes daily activities such as bathing,…

The Art of Being Broken

By Alon Kaplan | June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kintsukuroi (“golden mend”) is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer resin laced with gold or silver. As well as a nifty form of repair, kintsukuroi has a deeper philosophical significance. I have mended my body and my mind. Before, too along ago, I was captive for my crazymaker personas.  That was before my…

Patience

By Alon Kaplan | May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Man stands in a boulder and scrub-grass strewn desert watching sheep. He is an unlikely shepherd; a tall, handsome Man of about thirty, obviously brought up in luxury and not used to this kind of life. The other shepherds his age, with their weather beaten faces and toothless grins, could easily pass for the…

Why I Was ‘Reborn’ to Be in Right Now

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was barely twelve, in 1980, I gotten into an argument with my friend about cruise missiles. My friend refused to say that the Pentagon had these cruise missiles. But, I was reading it in my library’s book!  “I will show you!” I huffed-and-puffed at my commie friend.  (My friend was in love with USSR).…

A Damaged Brain?

By Alon Kaplan | August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s not uncommon for ‘normal’ people — without a damaged brain — who know some unreachable word or phrase; for example, a vague word, a celebrity, a phrase will instantly will come to them in the future. We have a couple of ‘phases’ for this brain’s neurons pathways mismatching; Deja-vu, tip-of-the-tongue syndrome, stuttering, etc. After…

Enter My Childhood Basement

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I was eight, I’d stand in my basement peering up at the decade calendar which clung to the storage door.  I’d calculate the time when I would be a real grown-up.  Then, I would stop at 2008. My parents said to me, as a young child, “You better be settled with your life at…

Neuroplasticity: Dr. Losin

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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