Welcome to Gait Happens

Thanks for dropping in! We’re excited to help you improve your health from the ground up! Whether you’re a health professional or someone seeking help with foot or gait-related problems, the Gait Happens team has pooled their decades of experience to create useful resources for anyone interested in boosting their foot health knowledge.

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More About Dr. Courtney Conley

Dr. Courtney Conley, the founder of Gait Happens, is an internationally renowned foot and gait specialist who teaches globally on topics related to foot function, gait mechanics and strategies to combat foot and ankle pain. She is pursuing her dream: helping as many people as possible reclaim their foot function.

Dr. Conley holds a BA in Kinesiology, a BA in Human Biology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine. In addition to Gait Happens, she owns Total Health Solutions in Lakewood, Colorado where she sees patients in person. She is also a founding member of the Healthy Feet Alliance, an international team of practitioners focusing on promoting natural footwear to prevent unnecessary surgical procedures. She is an author, educator and lecturer, offering credentialed courses to medical professionals worldwide.

Keep up with Dr. Conley and her work by following our socials @gaithappens and subscribing to our email newsletter!

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Learn the Essentials: Gait Foundations

Upgrade your assessment and treatment toolkit to give your patients the best outcome—even in those extra complex cases! This self-paced online course is for clinicians and movement professionals who want to move away from generic treatment plans and treat every individual based on their unique needs.

Master a Systematic Approach With Functional Gait Assessment Level 1

Set yourself apart from other health professionals with our evidence-based approach to elevate your skills and patient outcomes. You’ll get 16 hours of in-person advanced training in a small group setting and leave confident in your ability to identify  lower extremity dysfunction.

Join us at one of our in-person FGA courses this year. Spots are filling up quickly so don’t wait!

Join Our Gait Guru Membership

This is THE go-to resource for professionals seeking continuing education. You’ll get access to:

  • Gait Happens Founders and experts from all over the foot, gait, and movement communities
  • Power play interviews and Q&A sessions
  • A growing library of informative videos
  • An active and helpful private community

Gait Gurus level up their education by joining our network. Don’t miss your opportunity to boost your knowledge!

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Gait Foundations

Functional Gait Assessment L1

Gait Guru Membership

We’re thrilled you want to begin your foot health journey with us!

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DR. CHELSEA LINEBERGER

Dr. Lineberger is a physical therapist, fellowship trained manual therapist, and CrossFit Level 1 trainer. She believes in bringing a patient-focused, fitness forward approach to physical therapy to help patients get back to the activities they love. She enjoys helping patients understand their bodies better and connect the dots between improving movement and improving overall health.
Dr. Lineberger attended Appalachian State University and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science, then attended Duke University for her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, finishing in 2017. Shortly after PT school, Dr. Lineberger was accepted into a fellowship in orthopedic and manual physical therapy to refine her skills and continue her pursuit of providing excellent care.
In addition to providing virtual appointments with Gait Happens, Dr. Lineberger owns Pursuit Physiotherapy and Performance in Denver, NC, an out-of-network clinic that brings a fitness-forward approach to physical therapy care. Her mission is to empower patients to take control of their musculoskeletal health by teaching them about the body’s resiliency.
Outside the clinic you can probably find her hiking with her husband, Drew, and their pup, Harley, or inside the gym at CrossFit DHF.
In Person Clinic: Dr. Lineberger holds office hours at Pursuit Physiotherapy and Performance in Denver, NC.

DR. CLAIRE BERNARD-MILLER

Claire is an avid runner, cyclist, swimmer and yoga practitioner. She loves spending time on the trail with her husband, Levi, and her dog, Stella.

Claire brings a whole body approach to treatment, looking at the whole kinetic chain. She uses her background as an athlete and yoga instructor combined with knowledge of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems to optimize your body’s movement and help you achieve your goals. She provides custom-tailored evaluation and treatment to help you live, move and perform better.

In addition to providing virtual consultations with Gait Happens, Dr. Bernard Miller also started her own clinic, Activate Physical Therapy & Wellness, in Fairfax, CA. Her goal is to educate and empower patients about their bodies and how to move better in order to reach their goals.

She holds a BS in International Health from Georgetown University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Certifications: Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1 and 2B Certification, UCSF Running Analysis, MobilityWOD Strength & Conditioning for Clinicians Level 1 Certified, Certified Gait Guru from GaitHappens, 200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Certification, Pelvic Floor Implications for the Running Athlete, Myofascial Decompression (MFD)

In Person Clinic: Dr. Bernard-Miller holds office hours at Activate Physical Therapy and Wellness in Fairfax, CA.

KALA HILDEBRAND, MPT

Kala has been practicing bodywork since 2006, after completing a 16-month program at the Brian Utting School of Massage in Seattle, WA. In 2012 she earned a Master’s degree in physical therapy from Western Carolina University and began working in outpatient, orthopedic therapy in Asheville, North Carolina, treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. She opened her own practice in 2018 to offer a combination of physical therapy and massage sessions to address pain and movement dysfunction and have more focused time with her patients.
Kala found the world of injury treatment and physical therapy as a teenager, experiencing intermittent dance-related injuries. Her 25+ years of modern dance training and performing inform her interest in restoring patients to pain-free movement patterns. Her interest in the intersection of movement and bodywork also attracted her to Thai massage, incorporating movement, stretching, and compression work. She has completed over 180 hours of Thai massage training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Together, Kala’s training and experience allow her to address the needs of professional dancers, athletes and amateur movers alike, finding methods of treatment to return each individual to ease of movement.
In Person Clinic: Kala, MPT holds office hours at Kala Physical Therapy in Asheville, NC.

Dr. Eryn Simon.

Dr. Eryn Simon believes in the human body’s resilience. She knows with the right education and guidance people can overcome pain and return to the activities they love. As an athlete who dealt with persistent knee pain from youth through college, she knows all too well the struggles of trying multiple treatments with no lasting benefits. Now, as an expert in human movement, she strives to educate her clients on the correlation between body mechanics and pain, give them the tools for self management, and get them back to fearless movement.

Dr. Simon attended Walsh University where she played collegiate softball and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at The Ohio State University. After working as a clinician in a busy outpatient clinic, she knew she could do more to help people but needed a different environment. In spring of 2019, Dr. Simon opened Sole Physical Therapy, a cash based practice in Columbus Ohio. This is where she currently provides in person treatments along with virtual consultations for Gait Happens. 

Dr. Simon is a lifelong learner who is always striving to further her education especially in the subject of foot and ankle dysfunction. For fun, she enjoys traveling, playing sand volleyball to get in her competitive fix, and socializing with friends and family.

In Person Clinic: Dr. Simon holds office hours at Sole Physical Therapy in Columbus, OH.

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