The NewGait is like any other fitness equipment. It can cause injury if used improperly. If injury occurs while in use, stop immediately and consult your physician. Follow these steps to ensure safe use.
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.
Cleaning and Care
Washing by hand is the best way to clean the NewGait. Cold water and gentle detergent will maintain the life of the material the longest. To hand wash, dip the component into soapy cold water, then rinse in clean water. Make sure all Velcro straps are fastened with no Velcro exposed because the coarse part of the Velcro can degrade the nylon webbing. Hang to dry in the shade, or, to expedite the process, pat the components dry with a towel while applying pressure to transfer moisture.