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

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

By Alon Kaplan | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Me Then (2006) & Me Now (2016)

By Alon Kaplan | May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

I feel overwhelmed by disparate chores/time management issues. I have been ending the day with a yucky feeling at the end of the day that my head is full of loose ends, that I didn’t get anything accomplished. I am assigning emotions to non-emotional subjects due to stress/exhaustion. I am starting to resent certain obligations.…

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…

Two Months Before I Slipped Into a Coma

By Alon Kaplan | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

In October, 2008, about two months before my coma, I wrote this letter to my old friend.     I looked at your photos… you look so happy! Your eyes are on fire. It brought me back to the time you took me to dinner in Boston for my birthday and we spoke about me becoming…

I Am a New World Monkey

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 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…

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.

Our Seamstresses’ Goddess

By Fiona Hollowell | May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Now, after my touring twenties, I’ve finally come to a place in my career that I feel happy. My job is flexible, technical, creative and fun. I love what I do. I make patterns and prototypes and I manage the sewing production for AlonTree- a company based out of Asheville NC. While Asheville is not…

Little Bit of Tiny Sands

By Alon Kaplan | June 7, 2016 | 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…

Karmic Laws

By Alon Kaplan | August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

I thought that that the karmic laws were holier-than-thou attitude. I loathed the racist Church Ladies and the “sainted”‘politicians who would bad-mouth their opponents. And, I was holier-than-thou in terms of my religious, physically strength and intellectual prowess. I lay there in the hospital bed and my blood clot stripped myself of everything. And, I…

7 “Facts” About The Brain That Are Not True

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

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…

Magic Miraculous Snakes Oil

By Alon Kaplan | September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

“We thought those brain circuits were dead. And we’ve learned that they’re not,” said Dr. Steinberg. I know for sure that you have been submerged about stem cells which have been injected into stroke survivors’s brain at Stanford University’s neurosurgery lab. “Their ability to move around has recovered visibly. That’s unprecedented,” said Steinberg. Unprecedented? First…

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…

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…

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,…

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