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

Art Jensen loves his AlonGlove

By Alon Kaplan | August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

“The designers should be proud of their work. The AlonGlove can be worn comfortably 24 hours a day. I love my AlonGlove. It’s the most comfortable splint ever. The AlonTwig helps reduce the spastic reaction in my hand by 50% reduction in the spastic reflex. I’ve been wearing the sleeve a lot lately (worn under…

My Left Side Scalp

By Alon Kaplan | June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ER doctor and nurses were good to me. The brain surgeons were good to have after my brain injury. The ICU nurses were good. The rehabilitation center therapists were good. But, the doctors were terrible to me. What a nightmare! The rehabilitation center nurses were awful to me. They would barged in at night…

Neuroplasticity: Dr. Losin

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hemiparesis

By Alon Kaplan | September 22, 2015

Hemiparesis is weakness of the entire left or right side of the body. Hemiplegia is its most severe form, complete paralysis of half of the body. Different medical conditions cause Hemiparesis and hemiplegia. Those include congenital causes, trauma, tumors, or stroke.[1]-wikipedia

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…

What is a “plateau” of your stroke recovery?

By Alon Kaplan | August 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

“At six months out from a stroke, you don’t expect to see any further recovery.” “Oftentimes there is rapid recovery during the first three months, but then progress slows down. This eventually leads to a dreaded ‘plateau’ in recovery after about six months.” “Plateau” is an expression frequently used in relation to decisions to discharge…

The four fatalities of my adult life

By Alon Kaplan | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

My ex-wife divorced me one year after my stroke, took away my children, and my livelihood.  My massive stroke took away the use of the right side of my body, and I was mute. Experiencing just one of the above events would have melted the pre-stroke Alon into an anxious numb entity. What’s changed?  I…

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…

How to put on the AlonTwig

By Alon Kaplan | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

You can put on the AlonTwig elbow brace by yourself quickly and easily.  The Twig is designed to be fully adjustable as it helps you manage tone (or spasticity) in your arm.  It helps you flex your tricep muscles by forcing your bicep muscles to lie low while it is worn. Start with the Twig…

The Angel Didn’t Know She Has Wings!

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

And, you said, “What? I am NOT an angel.” “But, you are!” “No,” you said, unsure of what I’m saying to you. “Look at the wings!” I said. “What do you mean by ‘wings’?” you said, taking backwards steps. “Those wings that are growing from upper back,” I said gesturing to your feathery wings. “You…

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…

My paradise, vol 2

By Alon Kaplan | July 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Well, the teenager went off to California to road trip. My hippy friend was a over-grown angst teenager; He wanted to slacked-off. So, I decided that I want to wrestle with the Tennessee field stones, crushed-up gravels and a huge enormous bag of pebbles. In May 2020, I dragged cardboards out of my neighbor’s garden…

My sweet spot

By Alon Kaplan | January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

My tango teachers, Eric and Cassie, taught me to understand the subtle “sense” of kinesthesia. Kinesthesia is the sense that detects bodily position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints. This is what happens when my brain gets feedback about the way my body is moving and the way my dance partner’s body…

How I came to love my damaged brain

By Alon Kaplan | September 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

My pre-Stroke tragedy On a Thursday afternoon, August 14 2008, a young woman on hercellphone ran a stop sign and smashed her blue car into the driver’sside of my white minivan. My three daughters were secured in their carseats in the back. All that I had to secure me during the crash was afaulty seat…

/’sɪlk/

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do you know what the hardest word to say for me is?   Silk.   First, my tongue draws back to the ‘Eeessss’ then, slides across the mouth and double loop-de-loop to say, ‘eeeee’. Then rounds it up around the palate and ‘laaaa’ and drop down to say, ‘ka’. Confusion reigns in my brain and…

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

1-828-989-6500

info@alontree.com