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

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…

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…

Jewish Jokes…

By Alon Kaplan | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

During the flood of New Orlean, waters crept up and ruined the foundation of the houses of the parish. An old man sat on his roof to avoid the sewage of the water. A firefighter standing in the muck called to him, “Can I help you?” “No,” said the old man, “God will help me”.…

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…

Are There Special “Montages” to Recover Our “Damaged” Brains & “Affected” Muscles?

By Alon Kaplan | May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Montage “is a technique in film editing in which a series of short shots are edited into a sequence to condense space, time, and information” in a movie. It infects us because the hero is triumphant since s/he takes her or his time which is NOT showed by the use of the montage (except from…

Man Made is a collection of 3D-printed handles manufactured to fit prehistoric hand-axes.

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was scanning the google’s images and I found a crazy 3D Printer shop does plastic sheath to fit on your flint tools!

Why Emoticons Are So Important

By Alon Kaplan | June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Americans love my euro-sounding accent. I was from Montreal. But, I was an anglophone who grew up in English-speaking neighborhood of Montreal and I’ve got South African English parents. I have Foreign Accent Symptom. I couldn’t speak after my massive stroke in 2008. Finally, around 2012, my speech therapy, SpeakIt! (iPhone app) and my book…

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…

How 3-D printed arms are changing our world

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.” “Often times 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…

I Had a Very Bad Setback

By Alon Kaplan | January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Alon struggled with a setback in stroke recovery while traveling. I had a very set back up, January 2nd, in NYC. My middle daughter and I went to the Met Museum.  My excited daughter and I did every rooms at the Met Museum. (Some twice!) The killer was the stairs. My affected ankle and foot collapsed…

I Can’t Find My Pinkie

By Alon Kaplan | March 31, 2017 | 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).

What is Aphasia?

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I Used to Cry for Meat

By Alon Kaplan | August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

‘Vegetarian since NEVER’. I went through my teenagehood and post-college age and adulthood without tasting meat. Then, all of the suddenly, I felt something was wrong in my aura. I had several blood clots inside my brain from a car accident several months before. Around my fortieth birthday, I devoured chicken by the tons. Thankfully,…

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…

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