Team Profile
Bethany Russell PT, DPT
Director of the Mission Gait Academy

Bethany Russell PT, DPT graduated from Bridgewater College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and then Virginia Commonwealth University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017. Prior to physical therapy, she worked as a martial arts instructor for students of all ages, which began her passion for movement skill and confidence. During her physical therapy career she has treated individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation settings.

Bethany has a special interest in returning to walking and running after neurologic or orthopedic injury, as well as balance disorders. Her interest in gait began in PT school, where she worked as a research assistant in a lab studying walking adaptation and symmetry, ultimately assisting with a few articles published in peer-reviewed journals. She also enjoys mentoring students and new graduates.

Outside of work, Bethany enjoys spending time with her husband Holden, rock climbing, and being outside as much as possible with family and friends.

Our Team

Bethany Russell PT, DPT

Director of the Mission Gait Academy

Holden Russell

Visual Information Specialist

Tracy Rauk, PT, DPT

Instructor and Education Consultant

Annie Johnson, PT, DPT

Instructor and Education Consultant

Carolyn M. Lawrence, CID, ASID

Co-founder and Director of Operations/HR