What is the Process for Getting a MyoPro?

The Five-Step Process to Getting a MyoPro

The MyoPro is designed to give you a more active and empowered life, but it is not suitable for all candidates. We’ve created a five-step process to determine if our device will work for you.

1. Evaluation

The MyoPro brace is ordered by physicians and provided solely by Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P) professionals, who have been trained and qualified by Myomo Inc. to evaluate, mold and fit the MyoPro. To find qualified providers near you, please contact us.

During the evaluation session, the Orthotist/Prosthetist will:

2. Molding

Each MyoPro brace is custom fitted to each patient for optimum performance. During the fitting process a plaster molding of the patient’s arm will be taken. This mold is sent off to a central fabrication facility for custom MyoPro construction. The individual being fitted may be presented with a variety of MyoPro colors and patterns to choose from.

3. Fabrication

Custom fabrication typically takes 2-4 weeks. Once the MyoPro is received by the O&P practice, the patient will be brought back for a fitting.

4. Fitting

During this fitting, the device will be calibrated to the user’s individual muscle signal profile and minor adjustments to the MyoPro can be made to optimize comfort.

5. Therapy and Training

When people learn a new skill such as riding a bike or playing an instrument, it takes practice, patience and dedication. The same is true for learning how to operate and use the MyoPro to complete functional tasks. It takes a new user – on average – several weeks to master his/her MyoPro, although this varies from person to person.

It is recommended that all new MyoPro users attend Occupational or Physical therapy to develop proficiency and independence with their MyoPro. Once a therapist is trained on the MyoPro system, they can assist the user by developing a customized treatment plan that will maximize their functionality and overall success. Therapy with a MyoPro can include functional task practice, improving muscle control and coordination, learning how to don/doff the MyoPro and how to care for it at home. Questions? Contact us to discuss whether the MyoPro might be right for you.