Mission Gait Academy

Education Courses

Education and Certification for Professionals

Physical Therapists, PTA’s, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Doctors, etc

Level I

Gait Rehabilitation - Core Concepts and Treatment Strategies

(In-Person and Virtual Options)

Level II

Gait Rehabilitation Specialist Certification

Launched May 2024!

Level III

Advanced Gait Rehabilitation Specialist Certification

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT!  

CLICK HERE and become GRS Certified today with our Level I & Level II Bundle!

CLICK HERE and become GRS Certified today with our Level I & Level II Bundle!

Welcome to our Gait Certification Program

It is amazing that in the United States alone there are reportedly over 200,000 physical rehabilitation therapists and over 20 million people with gait disabilities, and until now there has been no comprehensive education and certification available. Breaking new ground, the Mission Gait Academy is proud to introduce our new Gait Rehabilitation Specialist (GRS) Certification Program. This initiative marks a historic step towards fulfilling our vision and addressing the gap in advanced education for Physical Therapists, PTA’s, Prosthetists, Orthotists, and Doctors everywhere – to empower them to better serve people suffering with gait dysfunction.

Our three levels of education:

Level I: Gait Foundational CEU, 15 contact hours – Gait Rehabilitation – Core Concepts and Treatment Strategies (Virtual and In-Person options)

Level II: Launched May 2024! Gait Rehabilitation Specialists (GRS) Certification Program – (Five Self Study Modules)

Level III: Coming Soon! Advanced Gait Certification Course (In-Person, Hands-on Training & Review)
After completing Levels 1 and 2 you will be entered into our Network of Providers as a Certified Gait Rehabilitation Specialists!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do the logistics come together for these courses?

Our online courses are hosted on a platform called CoreAchieve. That is where you register, pay for, and complete this engaging and interactive course with a live zoom component.

  • Are you approved for continuing education credit in my state in the US?

We have approval for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to claim CEU credit in all states EXCEPT:
Level 1: IL, KS, LA, MD, MS, NM, NV, NJ, OH, PA
Level 2: CA, IL, KS, LA, MD, MS, NM, NV, NJ, OH, PA, TX

If your state does not have approval and you’re interested in taking a course, please contact us at admin@missiongait.org and we will provide you with the necessary paperwork to apply for individual approval from your state board.

Our Level 1 Course is approved by the ABCOP for CEU credit for all prosthetic and orthotic professionals, and the Certificate in Prosthetic Gait is approved by the ABCOP for CEU credit for certified prosthetists.

  • Do I have to be a physical therapist to take your courses?

No, our Level I course – Gait Rehabilitation – Core Concepts and Treatment Strategies, while designed by physical therapists, can be taken by any movement professional involved in gait rehabilitation. Previous attendees have included prosthetists and biomechanists, specialized personal trainers, as well as PTs and PTAs.

Our Level II – Gait Rehabilitation Specialist (GRS) Certification, is for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, and the Certificate in Prosthetic Gait Rehabilitation (modules 1 and 5 of the GRS Certification program) is also open to certified prosthetists.

What Participants are Saying!
Meet the Instructors

David A. Lawrence, MSPT, ATC ret

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Rauk, PT, DPT

Instructor and Education Consultant

Bethany Russell PT, DPT

Director of the Mission Gait Academy

Annie Johnson, PT, DPT

Instructor and Education Consultant

The Proof

While we don’t directly treat patients here at Mission Gait, our team is made up of actively practicing physical therapists, professors, and prosthetists. Their work with Mission Gait is in addition to their day jobs. We feel this is vital to the success and uniqueness of our education, content creation, and relating first-hand to what patients and practitioners are facing in the world of healthcare every day! Many of our team members have been or are presently working at David Lawrence’s practice, Lawrence Rehabilitation – The Gait Center in Richmond, VA. This clinic has been the “proof of product” – showing that the model of rehabilitation developed by Mr. Lawrence WORKS! Even those patients with the most complex gait disabilities find success in meeting their goals and regaining their lives. See PROOF that “the model” of physical rehabilitation that Mission Gait is teaching can change patient’s lives!

Host/Sponsor a Course

Instructor Library for Professors and Faculty Members Teaching Gait Rehabilitation

A collection of lecture and lab materials.

Need-Based Scholarship

Mission Gait Foundation is committed to accessibility. If financial constraints are a barrier to your participation in our continuing education courses, please fill out the form below to inquire about need-based scholarships.