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We are thrilled that you are joining our growing family of NewGait Trained Clinicians. We created the Clinician Portal so that you will always have access to the resurces that will help you be succesfull with the NewGait.

Movement Pattern Restoration: Energy, Flow and Symmetry of Gait

PESI – NEWGAIT Continuing Education Course

With this simple and effective method, you will have the ability to treat your patients in ways you couldn’t before – strategies for all of the common issues that you treat with gait impairment including: TBI, stroke, MS, Parkinson’s and chronic pain. You’ll learn strategies to quickly pinpoint asymmetries, correct gait compensations, and combine proprioception & neuroplasticity for improved outcomes. All while incorporating a new therapeutic tool that effectively works to “remap the brain” – The NewGait.

Imagine the gratification you’ll feel after you have restored mobility and independence!

 

Register now to forever change your patients’ lives.

Additional Information

Instructor - Michel (Shelly) Denes, PT, CFPS, C/NDT

Shelly Denes is an expert in fall prevention and neuro-rehab with more than 25 years of experience treating patients with hemiplegia, neuromuscular disorders, TBI, and SCI. She has a special interest in advanced technology and has been involved extensively with neuroprosthetic devices, lower extremity orthotics, and exoskeleton robotics.

Objectives

Outline

Additional Resources

GUIDE DOWNLOADS

Use these NewGait guides as a quick reference on the go.

How To Use The NewGait

38 MB PDF

NewGait Functional Mobility & Gait Assessment Form

0.1 MB PDF

Letter of Medical Necessity Template

30 KB PDF

Clinician User Manual

2.8 MB PDF

Understanding & Analyzing Gait Video Series

NEWGAIT VIDEO TRAINING LIBRARY

Clinical Gait Assessment

In October 2019, a helicopter crashed in Eastern Oregon, killing a man and injuring his daughter. Now, after fracturing her spine and losing control of the muscles in her legs because of nerve damage, she is learning to walk again with the help of her physical therapist and a San Diego-based company, NewGait

Download the Clinical Gait Evaluation Diagram for quick assessment tips

Gathering Clinical Data

Gathering clinical data will be important to record and analyze gait assessment results and improvements over time. We recommend evaluating gait and balance with the TUG Test, 10 Meter Walk Test, Single Leg Balance Test, and Rate of Perceived Exertion. It is also beneficial to determine pain levels during the initial assessment.

Download the NewGait Functional Mobility & Gait Assessment Form to easily document your data

Identify the NewGait Components

It will be important to understand the functions of each individual component in order to make them all work together for a desired outcome. We understand that the various parts can look intimidating at first, but with experience, our users can don the components in a matter of minutes.

Download the Patient Configuration Card to simplify the ordering process for your patient

The NewGait for Home use

Listen to our Founding NewGait Clinicians, Kim, Lynn, and Cathy, discuss things to consider when recommended that a patient purchases the NewGait for use at home.

Download the Patient Configuration Card to simplify the ordering process for your patient

Donning the NewGait Components

Learn how to place and fit each component in a general assembly. We highly recommend placing the NewGait on yourself in a variety of combinations to improve your donning techniques and feel the different assistive and resistive forces, depending on the elastic band placement.

Recommended Initial Configuration

The most experienced NewGait Clinicians recommend this initial NewGait configuration as a starting point for any patient.

NEWGAIT VIDEO TRAINING LIBRARY

That extra pair of hands you have been looking for.

Genu Valgum

Trendelenburg & Circumduction

In-Toeing / Out-Toeing

Genu Recurvatum

Lack of Push off

Frequently Asked Questions

The NewGait has been used on individuals with MS, ataxia, connective tissue disorder, post-surgical joint replacement, spinal cord injury, back/hip/knee/ankle pain, varying gait abnormalities, post-stroke, prosthetics, upper extremity impairments, and Parkinson’s.

  • The clinician must use proper judgement to provide a safe environment for the patient.
  • The patient must have the ability to stand and initiate gait on their own to have success with the NewGait.
  • When first equipping the NewGait, provide extra support as the patient will not expect the assistance and compression sensation with the first few steps.
  • If the patient feels any discomfort, please discontinue using the device and reassess the placement of components.
  • Do not use the NewGait with healing or unstable fracture sites, do not place the bands over healing incisions, Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clots), or leg edema.

Patient comfort will typically be improved with the patient wearing a balanced unit, however one side may benefit from a stronger band.

As bands are applied, listen to your patient for feedback. Ultimately they will tell you what feels most comfortable, most supportive, and aids mobility the best. Therapists are strongly encouraged to put on the device, in varying combinations of band arrangements, to become familiar with the usefulness of the device. To increase knee extension at heel strike, add a dorsiflexion band. To decrease knee extension at mid stance, add a hip flexion assistance band. To increase base of support with ambulation, add hip abduction bands.

Some patients use the NewGait during several sessions of physical therapy and then the device is no longer needed. Some patients obtain a unit for home use and perform their home exercise program (HEP) while wearing the device. Others have made the NewGait an essential aid to ambulation and wear the unit most days during activities of daily living.

This depends on each individual patient’s gait abnormality. You can see the suggested configurations for common gait abnormalities here.

Do you believe the patient could benefit from having the NewGait for home use? Then fill out and provide the patient with a patient purchase form. These are found in your NewGait clinician manual or downloaded from the clinician portal.

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