FAQs

What is it?

The NewGait is a wearable assistive physical therapy and rehab device for people with gait abnormalities. Strategically placed elastic bands provide mechanical refinements, postural corrections and inhibition or facilities depending on patients needs. Learn more here.

How did the SpeedMaker become the NewGait?

A therapists in Michigan saw the SpeedMaker, and thought to use it to rehab a spinal cord injured patient with gait instability. After her patient made a miraculous recovery with the device, The company decided to pivot from the sports performance industry to the healthcare industry. See our origin story here or learn more about the SpeedMaker here

How does it work?

The improvements made with the NewGait are accomplished by its adaptable design. Strategically placed elastic bands offer unparalleled assistance to both hip flexion and dorsiflexion, allowing for increased stride length and stride frequency. See the science behind the product.

When and how would I use it?

The NewGait should initially be used with the supervision of your health care provider as a tool to compliment your therapy sessions. When you have become comfortable with the device, its ease of use, comfort and portability, coupled with immediate and sustained long term results, makes it a great tool for home and everyday use, just like any other walking aid. Ask your healthcare provider about the NewGait, or contact us to see if it is available in your area.

How do I put it on?

We suggest being initially fitted by your health care provider.

Who can it benefit?

The NewGait has shown to assist patients with the following diseases and conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Amputees
  • Lower Leg Injuries
  • Paraplegics
  • Total Knee Replacements
  • Strokes
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Hemiplegics
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees
  • Total Hip Replacements

See various stories of patients having success with the NewGait.

When and where can I buy it?

The NewGait is currently sold here on our online store. If you are a therapy center and would like to partake in our 30 day trial program, contact us at info@thenewgait.com and request a trial. If you are a patient, we recommend working with a physical therapists prior to using the NewGait for home use.

What ages can it aid?

The NewGait comes in a range of sizes to accommodate patients as young as 8, all the way through adults. Sizing is based on thigh, waist, and chest circumference, and height. See our sizing guidelines.

What is it made of?

The NewGait is manufactured from high quality neoprene; the same material wetsuits are made from. This allows for an elastic yet strong material that is comfortable on the skin. The NewGait is manufactured in the USA.

Are the elastic bands replaceable?

Yes, the elastic bands are interchangeable and offered in 4 different assistance levels. Purchase replacement elastic bands here.