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

How to Put on the AlonTwig

By Alon Kaplan | February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

All you need to know: I’m Making My Bed

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Neuroplasticity: Dr. Losin

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

/’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…

Sharon Stone on Surviving Her Brain Aneurysm

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.…

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.

Baby Steps

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 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…

Stroke

By Alon Kaplan | October 15, 2015

Your brain is a command center issuing commands to the army (your body). Imagine that some terrorists blew out one room, maybe three, with a grenade. Now imagine those “terrorists” are the blood clot. The “grenade” is the damage done by the blood clot to your host of neuron cells. No one has an answer…

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…

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

By Alon Kaplan | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twenty Years Before I Discovered my Aphasia, I researched an Essay on Global Aphasia

By Alon Kaplan | June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

On December 8, 2008, I was unconscious.  I lay there in the ICU in a medical coma.  The brain surgeon was completely exhausted  He wept to my parents, “He had a fist-sized blood clot in his left hemisphere of his brain.  What we’re seeing is a catastrophic massive stroke”.   He was carefully pointing out that…

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…

What is Aphasia?

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Neuroplasticity

By Alon Kaplan | September 10, 2015

Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, is an umbrella term that encompasses both synaptic plasticity and non-synaptic plasticity It refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses due to changes in behavior, environment, neural processes, thinking, and emotions – as well as to changes resulting from bodily injury.[1] The concept of neuroplasticity has replaced the…

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