Lawrence Rehabilitation - The Gait Center

Lawrence Rehabilitation - The Gait Center Stepping Back to Life.... Lawrence Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc. developed THE GAIT CENTER to meet the specialized needs of individuals with injuries, illnesses or disabilities that limit their ability to walk.
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Our team of specialists bring to this unique practice advanced experience and education in the areas of human gait biomechanics and the integrated rehabilitation of both orthopedic and neurologic pathologies.

Operating as usual

06/21/2021

A little Monday Mojo for you! Check out Gait Center graduate and cheerleader for our fellow patients with amputation in the spot light.

Tonight on Cosi Talks:
04/14/2021

Tonight on Cosi Talks:

Congratulations to Zack, our March Madness Bracket winner!!! (Our office “losers” are enjoying their own basket!) #march...
04/06/2021

Congratulations to Zack, our March Madness Bracket winner!!! (Our office “losers” are enjoying their own basket!) #marchmadness #gaitcenter #officeantics

Excellent resource for those with limb loss/deficiency!  Less Leg More Heart provides customized education, services, an...
03/02/2021
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Excellent resource for those with limb loss/deficiency!
Less Leg More Heart provides customized education, services, and supplies to those in the limb loss community during/after life changing medical circumstances.
One of our patient graduates has tried it and says it is "amazing"!

Less Leg More Heart is dedicated to offloading suffering for people who have been afflicted with disabilities. Less Leg More Heart

12/16/2020

Tracy is one of our therapists at The Gait Center who also works for the nonprofit, Mission Gait. Follow along with her story as she talks about how much she has learned from you, our patients!

10/29/2020

Oh nooo! We had way too much fun!!! 🐝 Tracy the Killer Bee is after our Queen Bee Danene!!

10/29/2020

Carolyn is our Mason Bee! Ready for a parade in her Shriner car!

10/29/2020

Our Sweat Bee, Zack!

10/29/2020

Alan is The Bees Knees!!!

Who’s ready for Halloween?!? We Are!!! Welcome to Our Hive! We are a mix of actual species of bees 🐝, along with some ve...
10/29/2020

Who’s ready for Halloween?!? We Are!!! Welcome to Our Hive! We are a mix of actual species of bees 🐝, along with some very creative “play-on-word” bees!! #halloween2020 #beecostumes

One thing wasn’t changed by COVID-19: falling is NOT a normal part of aging! Observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week wit...
09/22/2020
Falls Free CheckUp | NCOA

One thing wasn’t changed by COVID-19:
falling is NOT a normal part of aging!
Observe Falls Prevention Awareness Week with a Falls Free CheckUp from @NCOAging. Use what you learn to reduce your risk of falling: ncoa.org/FallsFreeCheckUp

Answer 12 questions to assess your risk of falling and get a personalized report to share with your health care provider.

Discover Your Possible is a one-day live-streamed event is an opportunity for lower limb amputees to explore skills and ...
09/20/2020
Discover Your Possible — Mission Gait

Discover Your Possible is a one-day live-streamed event is an opportunity for lower limb amputees to explore skills and activities that are available and accessible. This is an event designed for everyone to improve their capabilities and confidence. Experts will guide you through the basics of mobility up to the high-level activity.
TAP BELOW TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER FOR FREE!!!

The actual event will be on Saturday, October 10, 10 AM-3 PM, EST

This one-day event is an opportunity for lower limb amputees to explore skills and activities that are available and accessible. This is an event designed for everyone to improve their capabilities and confidence. Experts will guide you through the basics of mobility up to the high-level activity.

The Gait Center would like to thank the greater PT community for continuing to provide care during this roller coaster r...
09/09/2020

The Gait Center would like to thank the greater PT community for continuing to provide care during this roller coaster ride of 2020. And a special thanks to our own personal rockstar team who continue to provide quality PT that is both meaningful and impactful for our patients. Kudos!!!
"World PT Day is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent."

#PTGoals #ptdoneright #gaittraining #gaitrehab

The Gait Center would like to thank the greater PT community for continuing to provide care during this roller coaster ride of 2020. And a special thanks to our own personal rockstar team who continue to provide quality PT that is both meaningful and impactful for our patients. Kudos!!!
"World PT Day is an opportunity for physiotherapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent."

#PTGoals #ptdoneright #gaittraining #gaitrehab

A nice review of Billy's Footwear for those of you with braces who want fun and functional shoes.
08/20/2020
The Best Brand of Shoes for AFOs/Orthotics - Trend-Able

A nice review of Billy's Footwear for those of you with braces who want fun and functional shoes.

Learn why Billy’s footwear is great for leg brace wearers and anyone with disabilities.and if you want style, then it can seem almost impossible.

08/18/2020

We are always looking for "good shoes" for our clients... and sometimes it can be very difficult to find something that fits a brace, orthotic, or AFO.
We'd love to hear what resources YOU've found.

Here's one option we're learning more about... https://friendlyshoes.com/

Now that's how you do a TRX push-up... Just check out that PERFECT plank form!"Mrs. G" has been working hard on her core...
08/13/2020

Now that's how you do a TRX push-up... Just check out that PERFECT plank form!
"Mrs. G" has been working hard on her core strength following a back injury. Nothing seems to slow down this 80-something lady who still walks for exercise and digs in her garden every day!

#CoreStrengthening #spinestabilization #gaittraining #PTDoneRight #PTgoals

Lost and FOUND!   Can you imagine losing your prosthetic limb?  Out of an airplane no less??   We are super impressed th...
07/29/2020
Vermont farmer finds double amputee skydiver’s lost prosthetic leg

Lost and FOUND! Can you imagine losing your prosthetic limb? Out of an airplane no less?? We are super impressed this double amputee went skydiving, and happy that his limb was found! Way to go men!
#prosthetics #lostandfound #skydivingamputee

Chris Marckres, of Hyde Park, leaped out of a plane Saturday at Vermont Skydiving Adventures in West Addison, but one of his prosthetic legs took a dive of its own.

Thank you Zappos!  The need for different sized shoes, whether from natural for acquired causes, and the need for just o...
07/17/2020
Zappos is now selling single shoes and mixed size pairs

Thank you Zappos!
The need for different sized shoes, whether from natural for acquired causes, and the need for just one shoe is definitely growing because more people are walking with their differences!
We see it all day long at the Gait Center!

You can now buy a single sandal or sneaker from Zappos, or even mixed size pairs of running shoes.

Congratulations to Gabe on graduating from The Gait Center! Gabe gave his therapist Danene ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and said she did a...
07/08/2020

Congratulations to Gabe on graduating from The Gait Center! Gabe gave his therapist Danene ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and said she did a “Very Good Job!” Can you tell they are smiling?!? #PTdoneright
#gaitcentergraduate #patienttestimonial #qualitycare

One of the biggest complaints we hear from those with MS... this summer heat is energy zapping🥵.  Here’s some info on ho...
07/06/2020
Cooling Products | MSAA

One of the biggest complaints we hear from those with MS... this summer heat is energy zapping🥵. Here’s some info on how to get yourself cooling vests/garments to beat the heat!

#multiplesclerosis #coolingvest #conserveenergy #beattheheat #physicaltherapydoneright #gaitcenter

The MSAA Cooling Program offers cooling vests and accessories for adults with multiple sclerosis as well as children diagnosed with pediatric MS.

07/01/2020
NO FOG FACE MASK | Simple Hack That Really Works

Face mask fogging up your glasses? Here's a hack...

Having your glasses fog up while wearing a face mask is so frustrating! NO WORRIES, here is a VERY SIMPLE SOLUTION, A NO MORE FOG HACK that really works. My ...

Is there something 'wrong' with this picture??  Or is this a genius idea?How do you keep your prosthetic foot clean?This...
06/25/2020

Is there something 'wrong' with this picture?? Or is this a genius idea?

How do you keep your prosthetic foot clean?

This is how one of our VERY active prosthetic users "cleans" his foot after yardwork!

Thoughts???

Hey! David & Carolyn want to give a HUGE shout-out to our awesome team of therapists for being awarded SEVEN Top Honors!...
06/08/2020

Hey! David & Carolyn want to give a HUGE shout-out to our awesome team of therapists for being awarded SEVEN Top Honors!!!

• #1 highest progression for patients with Walking/Ambulation diagnoses, nationwide in 2019!
• #1 highest progression for patients with Hip/Pelvis-related diagnoses, nationwide in 2019!
• #1 highest progression for patients with Lower Leg/Foot-related diagnoses, nationwide in 2019!
• #1 highest progression for patients with Back/Lumbar-related diagnoses, nationwide in 2019!
• TOP 5: progression for Medicare patients, nationwide in 2019!
• Top 5: progression for commercial payer patients, nationwide in 2019!
• Top 5: progression for patients with knee/leg-related diagnoses, nationwide in 2019!

This is based on tens of millions of treatments across the United States . . . and in that MASSIVE universe of activity, our practice is at the top of the list in multiple categories!! Well done team for expertly executing our unique “patient care model” that truly makes a difference in our patients’ lives. We are so PROUD! Thank you!! Danene Brown, Tracy Rauk, Lindsay Dawson, William Riddick, Nicole Pandak, Megan Doyle Sisson, Alan Gi, Cameron McManus Wortham

05/30/2020
End Well

We stand behind what Barbara Beskind says, "keep your ears over your hips, and your hips over your heels, and you're less apt to stumble. But nose over toes, and you'll be in for a stumble." This principle is why trekking or ski poles often work better than a walker.

In part of her entire speech (link in comments), she also says, ”stay vertical and move forward!” Now that's speaking our Gait Center language! At 95 years old, she's helping design products that matter to our older populations. Pretty darn amazing!

#gaittraining #ptdoneright #postureiseverything #stayverticalandmoveforrward #balance #trekkingpoles

Barbara Beskind, 95, is a trailblazer who is redefining our perceptions of old age. Watch the conceptual designer’s fascinating End Well 2019 talk about designing for aging adults here 👉 https://bit.ly/ew19barbara

05/26/2020
Mental Health Awareness

RELAX!
Danene and Zack are here with an easy way to up your relaxation and reduce stress during Mental Health Awareness month.
Join us!

#mentalhealthawareness #reducestress #guidedbreathing #pursedlipbreathing #PTDoneRight

Are you slouching right now?  We are committed to help you work or "tele-work" more comfortably!  Start by reading this ...
05/20/2020
Telecommuting & Mobile Ergonomics – Stanford Environmental Health & Safety

Are you slouching right now?

We are committed to help you work or "tele-work" more comfortably!

Start by reading this article, then come in to consult with one of our fabulous PTs so you can stay productive no matter where you work.

#ergonomics #posture #ptdoneright #gaitcenter

Telecommuting & Mobile Ergonomics Whether working at home, the local coffee shop or at another office on campus, it is imperative to set-up your workstation to allow for neutral postures. The cumulative effect of working on laptops, cell phones, and tablets may increase the risk of chronic neck/shou...

Let's get you squared away!Our Gait Center PTs are ready to help you reach your goals... Whether in-person at our spacio...
04/30/2020

Let's get you squared away!

Our Gait Center PTs are ready to help you reach your goals... Whether in-person at our spacious Staples Mill location, or through your computer screen via tele-PT.
Give our Front Desk a call... And let your PT fix your stripes!

Who is getting their steps in??Did you know that "you need to walk 25 steps to burn off 1 blueberry and about 11 miles t...
04/29/2020
9 Fun Facts About Walking

Who is getting their steps in??

Did you know that "you need to walk 25 steps to burn off 1 blueberry and about 11 miles to burn off a box of macaroni and cheese"??
More fun facts about walking here...

#gaittraining #ptdoneright #physicaltherapy #walking #locomotion #burncalories

Did you know it takes about 200 muscles just to take a single step?

Your coordination challenge for the day!#motorcontrol #neuromuscularreeducation #mindovermatter
04/25/2020

Your coordination challenge for the day!

#motorcontrol #neuromuscularreeducation #mindovermatter

Wayne wanted to show off his new "toy"!  He reports PT has helped him feel confident to take on some of the yardwork cho...
04/19/2020

Wayne wanted to show off his new "toy"!
He reports PT has helped him feel confident to take on some of the yardwork chores. He's now getting back to the things he loves like walking over uneven grass to inspect the landscape, reaching to trim hedges, and picking weeds--- well, maybe not that last one🤪.
Proud of you, Wayne!!!

#goals #PTdoneright #yardwork #bigwheels

04/10/2020
Mission Gait

Need a few exercises to do at home? Follow along for the top 5 from Mission Gait!

👣Walk Talk: For patients and clinicians alike! We all want to walk better. Don't forget to like, comment, and share to your social media friends! Otherwise how will they know???
🔗 https://youtu.be/5_mPJCQ4PwA

#️⃣ #missiongait #WalkTalk #CosiTalks #vcudpt #odudpt #APTA #VPTA #education #physicaltherapy #gaittraining #continuingeducation

04/06/2020
Stretch it out! TP Challenges continue!

Ever notice that your back feels "tight" after a long walk or standing for a bit??
The Open Book Stretch is perfect for stretching a tight back! Follow along with Carolyn as she shows how.
Remember, you don't have to get on the floor-- your bed will do just fine. And, if your back is not agreeable to the stretch, bring both knees toward your chest. And take deep breaths to relax into it!

ENJOY! It feels SO GOOD!

#tpchallenge #openbookstretch #stretchitout #gaitcenter #gaittraining #lowbackstretch

Good morning Gait Center fans!  We hope you are staying HAPPY and HEALTHY!  Today's challenge?  We'd love for you to sha...
04/03/2020

Good morning Gait Center fans! We hope you are staying HAPPY and HEALTHY!
Today's challenge? We'd love for you to share a picture of how you are staying on track, moving forward, keeping active, or completing your home exercise program. Let's keep each other motivated!

These dogs are certainly showing off their GAIT MECHANICS!

#virtualactiviy #stayhealthy #stayactive #keepmoving #PTDoneRight #GaitCenter

03/31/2020
TP Challenge Take 10

Let's play ball!
Danene has enlisted the help of her husband Darryl for this TP Challenge. Get ready to work your hand-eye coordination and balance. This is fun one for the whole family.
Get more support by playing across the dining room table, using it as necessary for stability.
Play by yourself by tossing the roll up and catching, or passing it around your waist.

#playball #tpchallenge #gaitcenter #getupandmove

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Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
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Ever notice that you back feels "tight" after a long walk or standing for a bit?? The Open Book Stretch is perfect for stretching a tight back! Follow along with Carolyn as she shows how. Remember, you don't have to get on the floor-- your bed will do just fine. And, if your back is not agreeable to the stretch, bring both knees toward your chest. And take deep breaths to relax into it! ENJOY! It feels SO GOOD! #tpchallenge #openbookstretch #stretchitout #gaitcenter #gaittraining #lowbackstretch
Don't forget, tonight is the night! What: Richmond Amputee Support Group When: 2/13/20, 5:30pm Where: Powell's Orthotics and Prosthetics 2034 Dabney Rd, Ste C Topic: Are You Ready for Winter? RSVP: [email protected]
This is a great bunch of people. They are very competent and they show a high level of investment in the positive outcome of each patient. Danene has helped both my wife and me immeasurably. When she couldn’t make an appointment, she arranged for a very competent replacement with fully updated information one my case. If you’re searching for the best pt in Richmond, you’ve found it!
Inspiring story about a little donkey who was given a second chance with a prosthetic limb - something that is still fairly experimental in the large-animal world. https://www.facebook.com/RosemaryFarm/posts/10161155606925012?__tn__=K-R0.g
First run on new blade for John! Amazed how far he's come since surgery in January!! Thank you Danene and the rest of the crew at The Gait Center!!❤😘
Do not believe this "stair steady bar" ad. There is not yet such a tool available.
onse but, are you telling me that no such aid tool is in existence
Just wanted to share this study on how gait can reveal mitochondrial dysfunction. I wonder if improvements in mitochondrial function would result in improvements in gait?
Did you know? #LLAM
Danene and John Poteet showing off their orange!