Stroke equipment by a stroke warrior

Rehabilitation Equipment for Stroke Injury by Stroke People

“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

 

Become 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

AlonTree Crowdfunding December 2015

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stroke is the second most frequent cause of death after coronary artery disease, accounting for 6.4 million deaths across the world. One out of three people who have a stroke are under 65 years old. Babies. Teenagers. College kids. Singles. Moms and Dads of little ones. At any age stroke can occur. On December of…

That’s When I Decided to Invent My Own Stroke Prototypes

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

This was when I decided to invent my own stroke prototypes….

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…

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…

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…

My one-handed Kitchen Tips

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

This video was taken in 2015.

And, I wept.

By Alon Kaplan | February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

This memory poem is about how I stayed at CarePartners, a hospice center, when I suffered the consequences of the stroke.

80s arcade game: Aphasia

By Alon Kaplan | June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

I knew about aphasia when I read it in neurologist Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for Hat having read it in high school.   But, really, aphasia is got to be a 80s arcade game. Serious.

Aphasia

By Alon Kaplan | September 21, 2015

Aphasia is the name given to a collection of language disorders caused by damage to the brain.[1][2] A requirement for a diagnosis of aphasia is that, prior to the illness or injury, the person’s language skills were normal (for developmental language disorders, see specific language impairment). The difficulties of people with aphasia can range from occasional trouble finding words…

Some More Design Ideas…

By Alon Kaplan | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

 

About what it means to be “handicapped”

By Alon Kaplan | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

So, Alon and I were talking about what it means to be “handicapped.” This term in itself to me is not derogatory. I have a friend who in her 50’s backpacked the entire Pacific Crest trail, which is over 1,000 miles. On parts of her hike, she had groups of people who joined her. One…

The Deer and the Pilot

By Alon Kaplan | February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This morning, I was flying to San Antonio (where my ex-wife & my lovely daughters dwell). The pilot came on to say that the reason we weren’t taking off was because the first-in-line plane hit a deer. Seriously. Why was the deer on the runaway? Do you know the “Far Side” by Gary Larson? And,…

I Was at Brain Injury Camp

By Alon Kaplan | October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

I was the only temporary stroke hero in Brain Injury Camp the camp.

Tell that to the Stroke Warrior…

By Alon Kaplan | November 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Overcoming aphasia is difficult but possible. Alon stepped up on stage this week to tell his story and pitch his stroke startup at 1 Million Cups. Three years ago, I could talk by using broken phrases.

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).

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