Process for Getting a MyoPro
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:
- Discuss and demonstrate the MyoPro brace and provide education regarding aspects of use
- Ensure the MyoPro is clinically and medically appropriate for the candidate by testing upper limb muscle strength and range of motion. Other assessment areas include EMG (electromyographic) signal strength in relevant muscle groups, upper limb sensation, pain levels and anatomical measurements
- Discuss insurance benefits, coverage and potential cost. The MyoPro-certified O&P provider will work with you to see if your device will be reimbursed by your health insurance plan. Many payers have covered the cost of the MyoPro, including national and regional health plans, worker's compensation for job-related injuries, and the VA for qualified veterans.
- Discuss the role and importance of occupational/physical therapy for new MyoPro users
- Complete all necessary evaluation paperwork
Myomo Inc. offers 3 models of the MyoPro myoelectric orthosis (Motion G, Motion W, Motion E). During the evaluation session, the clinician and the candidate will discuss the following options and determine the most beneficial model. Note the MyoPro orthosis may not be suitable for all candidates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To discuss whether the MyoPro might be right for you, contact us.