Welcome to Our

2018 Annual Report

 
 
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Mission Gait was launched to empower the physical rehabilitation community, through education and research. We envision a world in which physical therapists everywhere can acquire the knowledge and skills to help patients with complex gait disabilities learn to move again with confidence.

2018 was an exciting and fulfilling year for Mission Gait. We were able to exceed our goals for the year, thanks to the support of our donors and the dedication of our staff, board members, and volunteers.

We are delighted to share with you the incredible progress we have made toward our goal of self-sustaining change by 2036. The number of current and future patients being positively impacted by the work and education being provided by Mission Gait is amazing. We invite you to learn more through our Annual Report.

Our journey is just beginning, and we hope you will be inspired to join us by sharing our mission with your networks to enhance awareness and increase our support base both nationally and internationally.

Please contact us if you would like more information or to find out how to get involved.

 
 
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David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret

Founder / Director of Operations

 

Ann Parker Gottwald

President / Board of Directors

 
 

 
 

 
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WHO WE ARE

 
 

2016-2036

Mission Gait has sought to change forever how rehabilitation is provided to patient with complex gait disabilities. We can achieve self-sustaining change by 2036, and the roadmap to get there is as unique, simple, and effective as the model it promotes.

Mission

To empower the physical rehabilitation community, through education and research, to help patients with complex gait disabilities learn to move again with confidence.

Vision

A world in which physical therapists everywhere can acquire the knowledge and skills to help patients with complex gait disabilities achieve the rehabilitation goals that matter the most to each patient.

Values

We believe in the ability of the human spirit to prevail.

We believe a person’s abilities always outweigh their disabilities.

We believe it is our responsibility to ensure the rehabilitation community has the expertise to successfully treat the most complex gait conditions.


GAIT REHABILITATION ROADMAP

David Lawrence , MSPT, AT-Ret  Founder / Director of Operations

David Lawrence, MSPT, AT-Ret

Founder / Director of Operations

Mission Gait’s unique model of rehabilitative care was developed for the staggering 20,000,000 individuals suffering from gait (walking) disabilities in the United States.

This model, outlined in our Gait Rehabilitation Roadmap, was created by David Lawrence, a physical therapists and gait specialist, respected by his peers and patients in Richmond, VA and around the world for over 20 years.

Lawrence and his team want to broadly share this proven model with compassionate physical therapists anywhere. What makes this a unique approach is the in-depth training each therapist completes, the time and focus they devote to each patient, and the therapist’s commitment to continually improve results.

Mission Gait aims to make it possible for patients with complex gait disabilities to learn to move again with confidence through three paths: educating professionals, patient community reintegration, and reaching others around the world.


EDUCATION

Continuing Education Courses

We offer continuing education opportunities to increase the knowledge and skill of rehabilitation professionals who serve those with complex gait disabilities.

  • Gait Theory and Practice Course

    • Physical therapists earn 15 contact hours

  • University Partnerships

    • Enhancing the education of Students of Physical Therapy

  • Local In-Services

    • Promoting best practice for local clinics and rehabilitation centers  

 
 
 
 
 

Gait Certification Program

Tracy Rauk , PT, DPT  Clinical Resident

Tracy Rauk, PT, DPT

Clinical Resident

Currently, in the development phase, this program will be for physical therapists who want advanced knowledge and skills in the area of gait rehabilitation.

Upon completion, these therapists will be given formal recognition through a “certified provider database,” which will aid patients and professionals in identifying appropriately certified clinicians in their area regionally.

 

Research

Mission Gait utilizes the latest evidence when developing educational materials and contributes to original research to improve the current body of international gait research.

 
William Riddick , PT, DPT  Researcher and Education Coordinator

William Riddick, PT, DPT

Researcher and Education Coordinator

FREE Resource Library!

Missiongait.org hosts a “resource hub” for rehabilitation professionals. We provide free online case studies, educational videos, and toolkits for clinicians to hone their skills.

 

COMMUNITY REINTEGRATION

 

Discover Your Possible

Annual one-day skills and activity camp for lower-limb amputees to learn ways to improve their daily mobility and to explore recreational and community activities.

 

Local Events

Empowering individuals with gait disabilities to participate in community events such as the Monument Avenue 10K and the Different Strokes Golf Tournament.


WALKING FREE

Founded in 2000, Walking Free is an international prosthetic, orthotic, and physical rehabilitation initiative that has established sustainable centers in 9 facilities and 6 countries.

Our latest project is building a portable prosthetic laboratory that allows delivery of services in a sustainable way to remote locations around the world.

Gail Grisetti , MPT, Ed.D  Director of Walking Free

Gail Grisetti, MPT, Ed.D

Director of Walking Free

Gilberto Mejia , CP  Volunteer Prosthetist

Gilberto Mejia, CP

Volunteer Prosthetist


JOIN THE MISSION

Share • Collaborate • Donate

Make an Online Gift: missiongait.org/donate

Volunteer With Us

Attend an Event

Participate in Birdies for Charity

Choose Us on Giving Tuesday

Make a Year-End Tax-Deductible Donation

Donate Goods and Services

 

2018 Profit and Loss Report

 
 
 

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View Our Current 990

 

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