CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
- National Health Service hospitals' usage by stroke rehab patients dictates increase in staff and Saebo-trained therapists
Saebo, Inc. announced in its first quarter that its subsidiary, Saebo UK, Ltd., had another record year in 2008 and has added staff to accommodate its continued impressive growth in 2009.
2008 was another record year for Saebo UK, said UK Managing Director, Glyn Blakey. In the second half of 2008 alone, we trained an additional 80 physiotherapists and occupational therapists, bringing the total to over 250 Saebo-trained therapists throughout the United Kingdom. Additional trainers, administrative staff and technical support personnel were hired to keep up with our growth to ensure we continue to provide excellent service and support to patients.
We were also successful in selling the Saebo In-Patient Treatment Programme in 2008 to a number of leading National Health Service (NHS) hospitals. These hospitals have embraced Saebo's products and we continue to have good success selling the In-Patient Treatment Kit to NHS facilities so far in 2009, Blakey concluded.
Henry Hoffman, President of Saebo, Inc. added, Saebo UK was a big contributor to our overall success in 2008. The UK team has done a great job of building the business and the Saebo brand throughout the UK. The traction we are now gaining with the NHS, combined with the increase in the number of Saebo-trained therapists bodes well for another great year for Saebo UK.
About Saebo UK, Ltd.
Based 25 minutes north of London, Saebo UK, Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saebo, Inc. With a network of over 250 Saebo-trained therapists throughout the UK, Saebo UK provides products and services to hundreds of patients per year. For more information or to find a Saebo-trained therapist in the United Kingdom, go to www.saebo.com, go to the International page and click on the United Kingdom to look under UK Locations.
About Saebo, Inc.
Saebo, Inc. is a global provider of innovative rehabilitation products for stroke survivors and other neurologically impaired individuals. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company was founded in 2001 by two occupational therapists specializing in stroke rehabilitation. Saebo's pioneering treatment protocols are based on new research documenting the brain's remarkable ability to re-program itself following injury. The company's neurological orthotic devices, SaeboFlex and SaeboReach, allow patients with very little residual hand function to forge new pathways in the brain to immediately begin grasping and releasing objects in high repetition exercises. Named Most Valuable Product in 2008 by Therapy Times, the SaeboFlex and SaeboReach are now offered at over 1,500 clinics and hospitals nationwide. Used within 22 of the Top 25 Rehabilitation Hospitals (U.S. News World Report), Saebo products are eligible for reimbursement by Medicare and most commercial insurers. A network of over 3,400 trained clinicians, spanning four continents, is committed to helping stroke survivors around the globe achieve a new level of independence. www.saebo.com.
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