MyGait dorsiflexion assist stimulator

The surface stimulator for dorsiflexor weakness



Benefits at a glance

Look ahead again

Natural movement patterns are much easier for many users with MyGait. They can walk faster and are able to cover longer distances. Functional electrical stimulation (FES) has been proven to improve safety while walking. Patients also report that they are able to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces. But most importantly of all, many users no longer have to concentrate as much on every single step. Their foot lifts at the right moment, leaving the mind free for new thoughts and impressions.

Fast to deploy

With just one hand – MyGait is easy to put on. The precise positioning of the surface stimulator on the lower leg will be explained to you by your medical specialist or orthotist. The heel switch is secured under the heel with the special sock. Communication between the cuff and heel switch is wireless without any need for cables.

From the early rehabilitation phase

You can easily try out the surface stimulator with the help of a therapist, doctor or orthotist. This allows you to quickly determine whether functional electrical stimulation (FES) is the ideal solution for you. MyGait is suitable for gait training, especially during early rehabilitation. MyGait also trains the lower leg musculature – and strong muscles make walking even easier.

Individually adjustable

In addition to the dorsiflexor muscles, another muscle group e.g. on the thigh can also be stimulated with MyGait. This makes it possible to give additional support for walking, for example with knee extension or hip flexion. With what is known as the adjustment tool, your orthotist or therapist can influence the exact movements as well. This is used for example to determine the stimulation intensity and duration.

Fitting Clinics

ACT

ACT Health Prosthetics and Orthotics
Unit 6, Treager Court Business Park
28 Thynne St, Bruce ACT 2617
Phone +61 2 6210 0060
Email contact@remove-this.momentumsr.com.au
Web momentumsr.com.au

NSW

Korthotics
45&46/575 Woodville Rd
Guildford NSW 2161
Phone +61 2 8710 4183
Email enquiries@remove-this.korthotics.com.au
Web korthotics.com.au

Royal North Shore Hospital
Orthotics Department
Building 33 Reserve Road
St Leonards NSW 2065
Phone +61 2 9926 7111
Web nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au

Shoe Tech
Suite 11, 818 Pittwater Road
Dee Why NSW 2099
Phone +61 2 9972 4488
Email reception@remove-this.shoetech.com.au
Web shoetech.com.au

Southern Prosthetics and Orthotics
16 Second Ave
Unanderra NSW 2526
Phone +61 2 4272 1444
Email enquiries@remove-this.spao.com.au
Web spao.com.au

Zorthex Orthotics
Shop 3, 41 Oxley Street
Crows Nest NSW 2065
Phone +61 2 9438 5003
Email info@remove-this.zortexorthotics.com
Web zortexorthotics.com

QLD

Orthotic Solutions
Unit 2, 20 Valente Close
Chermside Qld 4032
Phone 1300 423 338
Email info@remove-this.orthoticsolutions.com.au
Web orthoticsolutions.com.au

SA

Royal Adelaide Hospital
Orthotics Department
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone +61 8 8222 4000
Web rah.sa.gov.au

VIC

Neuro Muscular Orthotics
79 Chadstone Rd
Malvern East VIC 3145
Phone 1300 411 666
Email enquiries@remove-this.neuromuscular-orthotics.com.au
Web neuromuscular-orthotics.com.au

NVOPS
40 King Street
Shepparton VIC 3630
Phone +61 3 5822 4277
Email info@remove-this.nvops.com.au
Web

Peninsula Orthotics
1/11 Bennetts Rd
Mornington VIC 3931
Phone +61 3 5976 8888​
Email nick@remove-this.peninsulaorthotics.com.au
Web peninsulaorthotics.com.au

WA

Fiona Stanley Hospital
11 Robin Warren Drive
Murdoch WA 6150
Phone +61 8 6152 2222
Web fionastanley.health.wa.gov.au

Orthotic Prosthetic Solution
Unit 2 / 101 Winton Road
Joondalup WA 6027
Phone +61 8 9328 8022
Email contact@oandpsolutions.com.au
Web orthoticprostheticperth.com.au

New Zealand

Orthotic Centre NZ
Christchurch
9 Walker Street
Christchurch 8011
Phone +64 9 525 6061
Email Christchurch.Admin@remove-this.orthotics.co.nz
Web orthotics.co.nz

Auckland
614 Great South Road
Ellerslie 1542
Phone +64 9 525 6061
Email info@remove-this.orthotics.co.nz
Web orthotics.co.nz






Functionality

This is how the foot is lifted

Key elements of MyGait are the heel switch and stimulator. They work together to lift the foot.

1. The sensor in the heel switch is activated when the heel is lifted.

2. The heel switch sends a radio signal to the stimulator.

3. The stimulator sends electrical signals to the nerve via electrodes.

4. The foot is lifted.

Four technological steps to take one step – they happen so fast that you almost cannot notice them. The signal to lift the foot comes from MyGait surface stimulator instead of the central nervous system (CNS).


What the physiotherapist says

Esther Bruecker is a physiotherapist and trainer for neurostimulation at the Ottobock Academy in Vienna. She tells us:

"It is always fascinating to see the patient and observe how he or she walks with MyGait. Some advantages of the MyGait are that there are no wires to bother the user and that it is possible to climb stairs and walk on uneven ground. It also allows leg movement in the stance phase; the ankle is not restricted."

Indications

Indications

The stimulation system facilitates dorsiflexion of the ankle in patients with foot drop resulting from illness or injury to the upper motor neuron (for example due to a stroke, brain trauma, multiple sclerosis, central paralysis or incomplete spinal cord injuries). During the swing phase, electric stimulation induces dorsiflexion of the affected leg, thus improving the patient's gait pattern. The stimulation system can prevent or delay atrophy caused by inactivity, maintain or improve the range of motion in the joints and promote local blood circulation.

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FAQ

  • When can the MyGait be used?

    Using the MyGait requires your fibular nerve to be intact. Only then can it be stimulated. As a rule, the cause of dorsiflexor weakness is that the central nervous system is no longer able to stimulate the fibular nerve.

  • Who covers the cost of a fitting with the MyGait?

    Cost coverage depends on your health insurer. We therefore recommend obtaining confirmation prior to a fitting. MyGait is also available to rent, please contact Ottobock Asutalia for detailed information.

  • Will I feel the electrostimulation on the skin and is this painful?

    The electrostimulation level is adjusted according to your body. It depends on several factors, such as the conductivity of your skin and your general body structure. You only feel a prickling on the skin. If you feel pain, please contact your therapist.

  • Do I need special shoes to use the MyGait?

    No. Orthopaedic footwear is generally not required. You can even go barefoot. In order to position the heel switch, all you have to wear is the special sock.

  • How often do I have to charge the MyGait?

    In order to ensure that you can use the MyGait all day, we recommend charging the stimulator every night. If you sit for an extended period, for example in a theatre or café, you can switch the device to sleep mode to reduce the energy consumption of the stimulator.

  • How do I care for the MyGait?

    The MyGait sock is machine washable on a normal cycle at 40°C. Please clean the remaining components such as the cuff and electrode pad by hand.

  • Can I also walk in the rain with the MyGait?

    The MyGait stimulator, heel switch and remote control are resistant to splashed water.