Stroke equipment by a stroke warrior

Go from victim to Warrior!

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.

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

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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Once, a suvivor.

Now, you're a Warrior!

STORIES FROM A STROKE WARRIOR

Aphasia – A 1980 arcade game

By Alon Kaplan | 4:42 pm | 0 Comments

I knew about aphasia after reading Oliver Sacks’ book, The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat. But, seriously, having aphasia is like playing a 1980 arcade game. Things became much more fun when I found a website that suggests video games for people with aphasia. Paste the link in your browser and enjoy!…

Stroke is a Terrorist Act to Destroy Your Brain

By Alon Kaplan | 2:30 pm | 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…

Little Bit of Tiny Sands

By Alon Kaplan | 9:54 am | 0 Comments

My energy (Ki) flows down my motor system in my brain carried my nerves system into my shoulder, arm, wrist, hand and thumb & fingers’ muscles & ligaments. This happens to me over four years (& counting). I can see my energy like a waves pushing a little bit of tiny sands up onto a…

The woman who changed her brain

By Alon Kaplan | 1:17 am | 0 Comments

I had a very bad setback

By Alon Kaplan | 4:57 am | 0 Comments

Alon struggled with a setback in stroke recovery while traveling. I had a very bad set back on January 2, 2017 in New York City. My middle daughter and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We walked through every room at the museum, some even twice. The killer was the stairs. My affected…

Jumping Far

By Alon Kaplan | 7:42 pm | 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…

Stroke facts from the American Stroke Association

By Alon Kaplan | 5:21 pm | 0 Comments

STROKE INCIDENCE, MORTALITY, AND DISABILITY • About 800,000 (approximately 795,000) people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about 3 in 4 being first-time strokes..• In the U.S., about as many people have a stroke each year (795,000) as a heart attack (790,000). • Someone in the United States has a stroke…

Soul is like a Hand Playing with Light & Darkness

By Alon Kaplan | 6:57 pm | 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…

Teri Garr had a stroke in December 21, 2006

By Alon Kaplan | 2:41 pm | 0 Comments

A damaged brain?

By Alon Kaplan | 7:25 pm | 0 Comments

It’s not uncommon for “normal” people without a damaged brain to have difficulty with word retrieval.  There are several phrases for this such as Deja-vu, tip-of-the-tongue, and stuttering.   Dr. Karin Humphreys, of Canada’s McMaster University, states “the more we think about the missing word, as we are inclined to do, the more it eludes…

I Am a New World Monkey

By Alon Kaplan | 7:04 pm | 0 Comments

My baby fingers grasp my fisher price animals. A New World monkey doesn’t use her thumbs.  Unlike humans and most Old World monkeys, their thumbs are not opposable. A human baby would eat from her fingers. The thumbs show up after she mastered eating with her fingers. New world monkeys Thumb orientation lies in line…

Why I Was ‘Reborn’ to Be in Right Now

By Alon Kaplan | 4:07 pm | 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).…

Baby Steps

By Alon Kaplan | 7:03 pm | 0 Comments

Baby steps are measured in months and years. Mademoiselle Violin decided she was going to pick up the violin and, what-the-heck, play it. What’s transcribed in her YouTube video is magical and shows hard work (conquers all!). I have been doing ecstatic dance for some time now.  Recently, a guy from my ecstatic dance came…

I can’t find my pinkie

By Alon Kaplan | 4:50 pm | 0 Comments

What’s it like to deal with hand paralysis? This morning, I can’t find my little pinkie in my brain’s map of location. Furthermore, I can’t find my four toes (the big toe is hard to miss).

The child with cerebral palsy and me

By Alon Kaplan | 5:24 pm | 0 Comments

On Tuesday, I was sitting inside the San Antonio airport terminal. A little girl with cerebral palsy walked by with her family. She was pushing her four-wheeled posture control walker* as she crossed the aisle in the terminal. The little girl made a beeline right towards me and put her arms around me. She hugged…

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