"Positive Results" with the NewGait

With Phuong Vu, PT

Phuong Vu was an early believer in the NewGait. She has been using the NewGait at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan for more than two years, ever since a patient introduced it to her. We had a great conversation with Phuong about her experience using the NewGait.

BENGA: Thank you everyone for joining. Today we had the opportunity to speak with Phuong Vu. Phuong is a physical therapist at the Rehab Institute of Michigan. She has been using the NewGait for more than two years, so we wanted to catch up and hear about her experience with the device.

QUESTION: So Phuong, how did you first discover the NewGait?

PHUONG: I actually heard about the NewGait through a client of mine. He had an incomplete spinal cord injury and was researching different modalities and treatment techniques for spinal cord injury. He came across the NewGait and asked me to look into it.

QUESTION: How long have you been using the NewGait now? And what types of patients do you mainly use it on?

PHUONG: I think we have been using it for about two years or so now. We use it with both our inpatient and outpatient clients and really anybody with a neurological disorder, but primarily spinal cord injury and stroke patients. We have had a lot of positive results from the NewGait, usually improved strength. We've had a couple clients get some motor return.

"We have had a lot of positive results from the NewGait, usually improved strength. We've had a couple clients get some motor return."

QUESTION: Have you had many patients want to purchase the NewGait to use at home?

PHUONG: A couple of our patients have purchased the NewGait and use it as a home exercise program, which I think has definitely helped speed up recovery. Two particular patients that have purchased it are ambulating better, their steps are smoother, they're actually able to clear their toes when they are walking, and it just makes everything more safe at home.

"Patients that have purchased it are ambulating better, their steps are smoother, they're actually able to clear their toes when they are walking, and it just makes everything more safe at home."

QUESTION: What would you say to other therapists who are on the fence about adopting the NewGait?

PHUONG: I know it looks intimidating with all of the pieces that come with it, but that's the best part, you can customize it to your patient. It really doesn't take long to set up, if that is a concern. Once you start using it, it is a fairly easy process and it only takes a few minutes.

QUESTION: What do you think about the price point for both clinicians and patients?

PHUONG: With the cost, it is inexpensive compared to some of the other products out on the market. This one allows patients to purchase it for home use to get the carry over. I think that's been one of the positives that I've seen from NewGait, that the cost is pretty inexpensive.

Key Words From Phuong Vu

"The best part, you can customize it to your patient. It really doesn't take long to set up... Once you start using it, it is a fairly easy process and it only takes a few minutes."

"Patients that have purchased it are ambulating better, their steps are smoother, they're actually able to clear their toes when they are walking, and it just makes everything more safe at home."

"We have had a lot of positive results from the NewGait, usually improved strength. We've had a couple clients get some motor return."

Phuong Vu Video Interview

Watch the video version here. Phuong Vu discusses her experience with the NewGait.

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