- Two sets of parallel bars spanning 53 feet and 27 feet, with mirrors lining three sides for visual education.
- A one-of-a-kind custom-made stair/ramp/curb assembly, designed to mimic what patients will encounter in their home and community. With 2 different height stair risers, and 2 different angled ramps.
- 116 FT indoor, straight, running track.
- Substantial open gym floor space for dynamic exercises and custom obstacle courses.
- Treadmill, bikes, steppers, strengthening equipment.
- Uneven outdoor terrain for practice navigating natural environments (like backyards, gardens, and soccer fields).
- Nintendo Wii gaming system for advanced dynamic balance training.
- Floorplan intentionally created with an open, continuous loop for gait training that doesn’t have to stop and start, but can build endurance and distance.
- Treatment tables of varying sizes for hands-on manual therapy.
- Private treatment rooms designed to calm your mind – for a peaceful, focused visit.
- A small onsite prosthetic and orthotic lab for our colleagues and partners to utilize, if needed, when we are co-treating our mutual patients during a PT appointment.
- No fictitious art! Our lobby and clinic have inspiring photos, and newspaper & magazine articles featuring only our very own patients. Come see what is possible!
- Multipurpose room used by Mission Gait to teach educational courses to university students and professionals throughout the year. As well as their space to film educational/training videos.
- Rock Steady Boxing gym for Parkinson’s patients.
the finished product
before Pics & beginning construction
The first step to any design project is programming. Collecting information about your client and the end user. Understanding their needs and desires… and the why behind them. Lucky for me, I had been working with my husband and the team for the previous 11 years. Wow! That’s eleven years of programming! Having that firsthand knowledge of how they treat patients and what is most important, the flow of patients in/out of the building at the top of each hour, understanding the nuances of running the front office, and previous expansion design projects for the practice, was invaluable to the design process.
Through strategic space planning, discussing layouts with the entire team, making thoughtful and intentional design decisions, we had our plan! Every decision was made with the patient in mind. We made sure that the space would function to bring patients their best outcomes.
our team in action
A HUGE shout out to our son Grayson who spent his college Christmas break helping us paint, assemble furniture, and move VERY heavy equipment! And a Super Special Thank You to my parents, “The Dynamic Duo” – Tom & Elaine Anderson, for traveling from MD to help us weekend after weekend, some weekdays/nights, and even New Year’s Eve!! Yes… I feel terrible admitting this, but we were still working in the building at 12 midnight to ring in 2018! Cheers!! . . . Our first day open was January 2, 2018!