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NewGait Donning Instructions

How to don the newGait?

The NewGait would not be what it is today without innovation, originality, and unconventional problem solving.

We understand that no two patients are the same, so the highly customizable nature of the NewGait will require adjustments for optimal performance.
 This is why we require an initial fitting consultation with a trained NewGait Clinician prior to purchasing for home use. Follow the steps below for general NewGait donning.

If you have not been previously fitted with the NewGait by a trained clinician, please visit our How to Purchase the NewGait page to find a trained NewGait Clinician or trial the device for 30 days with your current clinician.

Watch our Instructional Video Showing General NewGait Assembly, or Follow the Steps Below

Step 1

the Waist Belt

Secure the waist belt tightly just above the hips, ensuring that the NewGait logo is facing forward and the D-rings are in proper position.

Step 2

The Limb straps (Thigh)

Tightly Secure the leg straps just above the knee. Ensure that the D-rings align with the waist belt, and attach the assistance bands.

Step 3

The Limb Straps (Calf)

For foot drop assistance; tightly Secure the leg straps just below the knee. Connect the assistance band from the most distant shoelace to the D-ring.

Step 4

The Shoulder Harness (Front)

Secure the front of the shoulder straps by connecting the buckles with the waist belt.

Step 5

The Shoulder Harness (Back)

Secure the back of the shoulder straps by drawing the left strap under the right arm, and the right strap under the left arm, as to make the straps cross on the back.

 

Step 6

The Shoulder Harness

Finally, inhale and hold a deep breath while securing the velcro just below the sternum.

Shoulder Harness Assembly

The Shoulder Harness Keeper is designed to hold the Shoulder Harness Straps and also includes Elastic Band attachment points for postural support. Follow the steps below to assemble the Shoulder Harness.

Step 1

Lay out your Shoulder Harness Straps positioned to make an X with the gray webbing material everting away from each other. Ensure that the hook and loop material is facing up on the right side.

 

Step 2

Insert the Shoulder Harness Strap with the Hook and Loop Material into the top left Shoulder Harness Keeper Insert from the bottom. Then insert it into the parallel Insert from the top, weaving it back to the bottom.

Step 3

Pull the Shoulder Harness Strap through the Shoulder Harness Keeper to the midpoint of the strap. Begin the same weaving process with the other Shoulder Harness Strap. Inserting it from bottom to top, and weaving back to the bottom.

Step 4

4. Pull The Shoulder Harness Strap through to the midpoint of the Shoulder Harness.

V-Anchor Assembly

The Shoulder Harness Keeper is designed to hold the Shoulder Harness Straps and also includes Elastic Band attachment points for postural support. Follow the steps below to assemble the Shoulder Harness.

Step 1

Insert either end of the Limb Strap into either of the V-Anchor Inserts from the outside.


Step 2

Pull the Limb Strap through the V-Anchor Insert until the Insert sits next to the D- Ring on the Limb Strap. Fold the Limb Strap and insert the loose end into the other V-Anchor Insert.

Step 3

Pull the Limb Strap through until The V-Anchor is at the midpoint of the Limb strap and the V-Anchor Inserts sit on either side of the Limb Strap D-Ring.