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

Some More Design Ideas…

By Alon Kaplan | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

 

3 Different Ways to Tell if Your Arm is Working

By Alon Kaplan | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

My superior longitudinal fasciculus in my left brain had this trouble: it couldn’t function because my blood clot exploded right in its face. Imagine this: a grenade going boom in a bunker. My superior longitudinal fasciculus was the superhighway of my working memories, my short term memories, my entire language system, my grammatical system, 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…

Teri Garr had a stroke in December 21, 2006

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Do What You Can Do.

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

You are the Stoke Hero. Do what you can do. Everyone has their own unique expression. Loving baby-steps. You are NOT on the stopwatch approach. You are NOT on the robotic approach. You are NOT on the physician’s plateau You are a child-like being; be playful, be curious, be watchful, be emphatic about yourself &…

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.…

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…

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.

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…

My Right Hand is Higher Than Before!

By Alon Kaplan | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Initially, my hand was numb.   Now, I hold my right hand in a yoga standing warrior pose higher everyday.  Yesterday was Nov 11, 2014, my right hand was reaching higher than my golding locks of my beautifully hair.  My hand was pole straight.  Before, say August 2013, I understood that my left hand was…

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…

Stroke is a Terrorist Act to Destroy Your Brain

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Your brain is a command center issuing commands to the army (your body). Some terrorist blew out one room, maybe, three rooms with a grenade. Imagine, “some terrorist” is the blood clot. The “grenade” is the damage done by the blood clot to your host of your neuron cells. No one has the answers to…

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…

My one-handed Kitchen Tips

By Alon Kaplan | June 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

This video was taken in 2015.

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