We are thrilled that you are joining our growing family of NewGait Trained Clinicians. We created the NewGait Clinician Portal so that you will always have access to the resources that will help you be successful with the NewGait.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The most experienced NewGait Clinicians recommend this initial NewGait configuration as a starting point for any patient.
That extra pair of hands you have been looking for.
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.
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.