A Story of Hope being Restored
The NewGait was originally conceived as a sports performance training device called the SpeedMaker. The NewGait was birthed in 2016 when Kim Spranger, a physical therapist, saw the SpeedMaker, and thought to use the apparatus to rehabilitate a young woman that had a devastating spinal cord injury. Following her incredible recovery. Our team has since entirely shifted efforts to restoring hope, and putting the care back in healthcare.
"They said I was never going to run, and now I am running."
"She was using a wheelchair as her primary source of mobility. She was a farm girl and it was her goal to not only walk again, but to run and chase her cows back into the fence."
Within three treatment sessions, patient was able to start walking on the treadmill both forward and
backward without upper extremity support while wearing the NewGait.
One month after the NewGait was initiated, the patient started running while wearing the harness. This was a huge milestone because she was told she would never run again. Three weeks later, she clocked a 12-minute mile.
"I was very excited to support my team of therapists who wanted to use the NewGait."
"The NewGait has been very successful with multiple client types in our practice."
"I believe in this product and we currently have a NewGait in every one of our outpatient clinics."
BOISE, Idaho — Eight months ago, a helicopter crash in Malheur County killed a man and injured his daughter. Now, after fracturing her spine and losing control of muscles in her legs because of nerve damage, she is learning to walk again with the help of a San Diego-based company, NewGait.
Gwinn - "My biggest goal was to run, and Dr. Coccia, my surgeon, said -- I live on a dairy farm -- he said 'You're never going to be able to chase cows again' and I said, 'I bet you I'm going to be, I'm going to be running."
Gwinn (WLUC) - With one step at a time, Scott Weiser is on his long road to recovery after a car accident and multiple sclerosis has limited his mobility. However, with the NewGait device, Weiser's steps are much smoother.
Skandia - One woman has defied the odds after a fall on her family's farm in Michigan left her paralyzed. Hoping to get back to her passion for farming, she has pushed the limits of her recovery, surpassing all expectations.
Gwinn (WLUC) - Almost two years ago, a 12 foot fall onto concrete left Emily DeVooght with a major spinal cord injury, limiting her mobility. Emily is now walking and running on her own. She gives credit to the Speed Maker, an athlete geared device, for her fast recovery.
San Diego, CA