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INSTRUCTOR: David A. Lawrence, MSPT, ATC

David is an internationally renowned rehabilitation professional and educator. In addition to treating patients, he delivers courses in the USA and abroad on knee, hip and foot pathologies, rehabilitation following limb amputation, and disabled sports and recreation. Lawrence serves as adjunct faculty at Old Dominion University and is a guest lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Miami and his Bachelor of Science in Health & Physical Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Lawrence opened the first-of-its-kind Gait Center. The Center’s specially trained staff and unique approach enable individuals with even the most complex conditions to once again walk with confidence.

He is also the Director of Operations and founder of Mission Gait, a non-profit dedicated to education, community reintegration, and global rehabilitation programs.

As a volunteer, Lawrence co-founded Walking Free, an international program acclaimed for helping amputees in developing nations. He also has provided his services as a trainer, working with elite athletes, including those with disabilities. 

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INSTRUCTOR: Tracy Rauk, PT, DPT

Tracy is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) originally from Northern Idaho. After achieving her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State, Tracy went on to pursue her doctorate at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Tracy developed her interest in gait mechanics and rehabilitation working as a technician under David Lawrence at The Gait Center in Richmond, Virginia and continued her education as a physical therapy student with the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care Amputee Unit in San Diego. Since achieving her DPT, Tracy has developed and managed two amputee and gait rehabilitation programs in Colorado Springs and Denver, guest lectured at prosthetic and physical therapy conferences, and actively volunteers her gait training skills with the Range of Motion Project in Guatemala. As an avid runner and hiker, Tracy is passionate about the independence, health, and confidence that mobility provides us. She is excited to join Mission Gait as their Clinical Resident to help create opportunities of empowerment and mobility for others.

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INSTRUCTOR: William Riddick, PT, DPT

Will completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth University. His clinical rotations during his education led him to pursue a primary interest of serving those with gait and balance impairments. In this interest, he currently works as a physical therapist at Lawrence Rehabilitation - The Gait Center in Richmond, VA, improving the mobility of a wide variety of patients.

Will is passionate about bringing the latest research into physical therapy practice through education. This passion has led to multiple university research partnerships and several scientific publications. His educational initiatives include the development of a physical therapy student curriculum in gait rehabilitation, numerous resources found on Mission Gait’s website, and a wide array of educational videos.