Welcome to Our
2018 Annual Report
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.
WHO WE ARE
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.
To empower the physical rehabilitation community, through education and research, to help patients with complex gait disabilities learn to move again with confidence.
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.
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
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.
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
Enhancing the education of Students of Physical Therapy
Promoting best practice for local clinics and rehabilitation centers
Gait Certification Program
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.
Mission Gait utilizes the latest evidence when developing educational materials and contributes to original research to improve the current body of international gait research.
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.
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.
Empowering individuals with gait disabilities to participate in community events such as the Monument Avenue 10K and the Different Strokes Golf Tournament.
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.
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