The Ottobock MyGait is a functional electrical stimulation device for dorsiflexor weakness (reduced ability to lift the foot). The MyGait works by sending electrical signals to lift the foot at the right moment whilst you walk, this enables you to relax and have confidence in your own ability to walk safely and efficiently. MyGait comprises of two main parts, the cuff with the electrodes and stimulator and the heel switch which is worn within a specialised sock. The device is wireless and also comes with a remote control to enable the user to change modes as well as the stimulation intensity.

What are the indications for use of a MyGait?

The main indications for using a MyGait are:

  • Drop foot
  • Dorsal flexor weakness

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for the MyGait please contact us to discuss.

What conditions is the MyGait often used for?

The MyGait can be used for the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Incomplete paralysis

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for the MyGait please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of MyGait?

There are many benefits that come from using a MyGait. These include:

  • Improved walking (speed and pattern)
  • Improved confidence when walking
  • Increased ability to walk further distances
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduced risk of trips and falls due to the foot being lifted during walking
  • Wireless and low profile device enables users to wear the MyGait under clothing
  • Easy donning and doffing
  • A second stimulation channel allows additional muscles to be stimulated if required

There are many benefits using the MyGait to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive the MyGait?

The process to receive the MyGait would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

You will initially need to be assessed to decide whether you are suitable for functional electrical stimulation. If it is found that your muscles and nerves respond well to the stimulation then your orthotist will be able to introduce the MyGait. Your orthotist will show you how to don and doff the device correctly and will use a specialised adjustment tool to set the parameters appropriately for your needs. Once you are comfortable using the device your orthotist will advise you of a treatment plan for usage.

How do I arrange an assessment for the MyGait?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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