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 for 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

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

By Alon Kaplan | June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Why I Was ‘Reborn’ to Be in Right Now

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 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).…

I Arrived in Asheville

By Alon Kaplan | May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Asheville is the #8 best place to live: Please don’t move here. Asheville was recently cited on the Froddor Guide as the 8th best place in America to live (out of 331 municipalities.) The guide cited affordable housing, good public schools, natural beauty and a good location for e-commerce businesses. And yet, I urge you…

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…

Impakter: How I love my damaged brain

By Alon Kaplan | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

 

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…

And, it’s Gettin’ Better All the Time!

By Alon Kaplan | June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

I thought you will intrigue by my orally sentence structure. Last December, I printed out the alphabet suffix pages. Wherever I sit down for breakfast, I usually take three or six big words. I study them by orally saying them 3 times with my SpeakIt! or, not. It’s changed my ability to connect my thoughts…

The Stroke is the Wrong Name

By Alon Kaplan | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Stroke: Wrong name for cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cerebrovascular insult (CVI), or brain attack. The word, “stroke” has a multipurpose meaning: various meaning in the sport of rowing, a swimming style, a scuba diver who is not following the rules, an reciprocating engine, a sexual intercourse, an act of moving one’s hand, an act of…

/’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…

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…

Sharon Stone on Surviving Her Brain Aneurysm

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

AlonTree Products Amplify Your Natural Ability to Use Your Weakened Muscles

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our AlonTree products amplify your natural ability to use your weakened muscles. Even if it has been some time since you tried engaging your atrophied muscles you can begin to strengthen them. I could not walk or talk three years after my stroke.  Then I began building my products to help me. Now I dance,…

AlonAcorn: A Modern Flint Stone

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

AlonAcorn comes across as a flint stone which our hands had been carrying 600,000 years ago. The AlonAcorn is a hand sized piece of foam with deep finger indentations. To use, simply secure it with velcro straps, and then crawl on the floor or use it during various yoga postures, such as downward facing dog.…

The Art of Being Broken

By Alon Kaplan | June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kintsukuroi (“golden mend”) is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer resin laced with gold or silver. As well as a nifty form of repair, kintsukuroi has a deeper philosophical significance. I have mended my body and my mind. Before, too along ago, I was captive for my crazymaker personas.  That was before my…

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…

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