The Recovery Project (TRP), a provider of aggressive, focused and effective physical and occupational therapy and training to people with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and other neurological disorders, announced today that it is partnering with Wright and Filippis to offer a bi-weekly gait clinic at its Livonia, Mich. facility, with the next clinic scheduled for Wednesday, June 11. TRP co-CEO and lead physical therapist Polly Swingle made the announcement.
The recurring clinic is geared toward local residents who have difficulty walking, potentially as a result of a spinal cord injury, MS, Parkinson’s disease, back surgery or other issues. During each clinic, patients will talk with a group of clinical experts about their current mobility, and their mobility goals for the future. The team of specialized practitioners will then analyze the patient’s walk, or potential to walk, and make recommendations to increase mobility and independence. Recommendations can range from physical therapy to customized braces.
“The gait clinic is a unique opportunity for people who are facing challenging mobility issues to meet one-on-one with a team of specialists who will provide customized recommendations to improve their quality of life,” said Swingle. “We are excited to team up with Wright and Filippis to offer this innovative program to the community.”
The clinic will be led by a team of three experienced professionals including Polly Swingle, a Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult and licensed physical therapist with more than 25 years of experience in the neuromuscular disease field; TRP Director of Rehabilitation Rebecca Lindemann, who holds a Master’s in Physical Therapy, serves as adjunct faculty for Baker College and has 15 years of experience with orthopedic conditions and neuromuscular disease; and Brian Paulson, a certified orthotist who specializes in neuromuscular rehabilitation and has worked at Craig Hospital, a nationally recognized brain and spinal cord injury center.
“Our team of diversified experts possesses in-depth, complementary knowledge about various aspects of a person’s gait, ensuring that each person who attends the clinic will receive a comprehensive analysis,” said Paulson. “It is a great chance for those who need assistance beyond their primary physical therapy to develop and implement impactful solutions to increase their independence and mobility.”
To learn more about the ongoing clinic, or to sign up to participate, interested candidates can call The Recovery Project at 855-877-1944 to schedule an appointment.