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

How I came to love my damaged brain: The ancient stroke story and a newly-improved ancient stroke story.

By Alon Kaplan | September 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Could things have turned out differently? Perhaps. Normally, the brain surgeons would have had “the Merci Retrieval System an FDA-cleared device for restoring blood flow in the neurovasculature by removing blood clots in patients experiencing ischemic stroke”. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2TNz-TniIA). Or, if after the car accident, I would have gone to the ER and complained about my…

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

By Alon Kaplan | June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t need any pity

By Alon Kaplan | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

When I woke up from my coma, which lasted 6 days, I didn’t need any pity. Sure, I was clueless about my catastrophic massive stroke. However, I didn’t know who I was. I mean. Literally. Who am I? I didn’t know who I am. I didn’t know what place this hospital room was. I didn’t…

Hemiparesis

By Alon Kaplan | September 22, 2015

Hemiparesis is weakness of the entire left or right side of the body. Hemiplegia is its most severe form, complete paralysis of half of the body. Different medical conditions cause Hemiparesis and hemiplegia. Those include congenital causes, trauma, tumors, or stroke.[1]-wikipedia

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 my stroke, I was held captive by my crazy personas.  Post-stroke, I was puzzled…

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…

Cawthorne-Cooksey Vestibular Exercises

By Alon Kaplan | June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Written by Rachel Nall Dizziness, vertigo and balance problems–these disorders are frequently related to conditions affecting the inner ear, known as vestibular disorders. Exercises such as Cawthorne-Cooksey have been used as a cheap and effective method to improve unwanted symptoms related to vestibular disorders. These stroke rehab exercises should be performed slowly and are used…

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 bad set back on January 2, 2017 in New York City. My middle daughter and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  We walked through every room at the museum, some even twice. The killer was the stairs. My affected…

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…

I went into a coma at the exact time Betty Page went into a coma

By Alon Kaplan | August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

I went into a coma at the exact time Betty Page, the famous American pin-up model, went into a coma. I survived, but she didn’t. My car accident happened August 14, 2008. Okay. So, while driving along I-40 with my daughters in the car I had a seizure and I fainted. The date? August 14,…

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…

Why emojis are so important

By Alon Kaplan | June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Americans love my Euro sounding accent. I am an anglophone who grew up in an English speaking neighborhood of Montreal and I have South African English parents. I have Foreign Accent Syndrome. I couldn’t speak after my massive stroke in 2008. Finally, around 2012, thanks to my speech therapy and the SpeakIt! iPhone app, my…

The Angel Didn’t Know She Has Wings!

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

And, you said, “What? I am NOT an angel.” “But, you are!” “No,” you said, unsure of what I’m saying to you. “Look at the wings!” I said. “What do you mean by ‘wings’?” you said, taking backwards steps. “Those wings that are growing from upper back,” I said gesturing to your feathery wings. “You…

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…

Fairy Stroke

By Alon Kaplan | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is a very ancient and potent charm which may be tried with great effect in case of a suspected fairy-stroke. Place three rows of salt on a table in three lines, three equal measures to each row. The person performing the spell then encloses the rows of salt with his arm. He leans his…

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
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