Crouched Walking Practice to Improve Gait: The Benefits of Crouched Gait in Stroke Survivors

July 3, 2024
  Stroke survivors often face significant challenges in regaining mobility and functionality. Among the various rehabilitation strategies, gait training is critical. Recent research highlights the potential benefits of slow-speed crouch gait compared to upright gait,…
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2024 Adaptive Golf Season: Outing at First Tee in Downtown Richmond – 04/17

May 2, 2024
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Scoliosis Awareness Month

June 22, 2023
While physical therapy can be very effective to improve range of motion and strength as well as addressing pain associated with scoliosis, considering the implications for gait is also crucial for this population.
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Sue’s Story

June 2, 2023
“Tape it up and go” was Sue Henneberry’s approach to injury as a high school athlete. At 55, her resolve to conquer challenges is even stronger.
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CDC COMPENDIUM OF EFFECTIVE FALL INTERVENTIONS: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults

February 18, 2023
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently updated their report of research studies on interventions to reduce risk for falls. As a physical therapist I found this compendium to be a valuable way to expand…
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From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – to – Malaita, Solomon Islands – We have a story to share!

November 28, 2022
You might ask, what does a woman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a man from the Solomon Islands (South Pacific) have to do with each other? Read on.
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Walking Free Fundraises for Solomon Islands Project

August 30, 2022
Walking Free held a fundraiser Saturday, August 20th, at their container build-out location in Richmond, VA
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Walking Free’s Solomon Islands Project – A Prosthetic and Orthotic Lab inside of a shipping container!

August 15, 2022
Walking Free to bring a state-of-the-art prosthetic and orthotic lab, installed inside of a 40’ shipping container, to the Solomon Islands!
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“My work in the Solomon Islands.” (Part 2- Solomon Islands)

November 27, 2019
Please be in prayer as this story continues and hopefully, hundreds, if not thousands, will also be able to obtain a prosthetic device and be able to walk again.
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Help Becky keep walking; an amputee’s ride.

September 25, 2019
Becky Thrift has a big story; A before and after story; A love found and love lost story. Yet, it was her “Aha Moment” when her eyes lit up, and she said, “I felt free.”
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Shake Things Up! See what it takes for a man to change a village and impact a nation… (Part 1- Solomon Islands)

August 2, 2019
Hudson is a generous man in his village, who supports 15 people living under one roof.
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Gait Topics Class

December 17, 2018
Many physical therapy programs across the country offer special interest courses to allow students to investigate potential areas of future focus. Few of these focus on gait.
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The Seasons Change…

December 14, 2018
I try very hard not to dwell on “what was” or “what could have been” but rather, “what IS”.
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Cheryl’s Story

April 24, 2018
“Spirited” and “determined” are two words that unmistakably describe Cheryl. Born with cerebral palsy, Cheryl has had a lifetime of experience with physical therapy and the medical system, seeing the best and worst practices along…
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Joel’s Story

February 8, 2018
Joel was on spring break during his senior year at Covenant College when he developed a mild upper respiratory infection. Several weeks later, he was waking up from a coma, completely paralyzed by a rare…
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Alison’s Story

December 14, 2017
Alison Bonds Shapiro was a busy business owner and aspiring illustrator when, at the age of 55, she experienced two brain-stem strokes within 24 hours. Alison lost her ability to live the life she had…
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The Making of “CJ”

November 17, 2017
“What about a jogging stroller?” This question started us on a path to offer a whole new level of gait rehabilitation training.
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Tracy’s Story

October 6, 2017
When Tracy Akers was a high school basketball player at Colonial Heights High near Petersburg VA, she excelled on the court. She also was an amazing example of perseverance through adversity.
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Cor’Rales’ Story

August 29, 2017
When Cor’Rales woke up on Thanksgiving morning, he was a promising high school athlete. By the end of the day, his life had been irrevocably changed.
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Jacob’s Story

July 13, 2017
On September 3, 2011, Jacob Rainey stepped on to the practice field as the quarterback for Woodberry Forest School, one of the top high school football programs in Virginia. When the scrimmage was over, his…
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Making Outcome Measures Work for You

July 6, 2017
To bring more outcome measures into the clinic, a new approach is required.
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Clinical Translation of Research

May 30, 2017
The lack of clinical translation of research has been attributed to both barriers to individual access and limited inclusion of research in educational programs.
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The Foundation of Mission Gait

May 30, 2017
Mission Gait is an organization focused on improving gait rehabilitation for patients and professionals.
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