Clinical Meets Functional – Online course for professionals
A dual perspective to addressing chronic foot pain

Conquer the tough cases: Functional treatment or time to refer out?

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professionals know when
to treat and when to refer out

There’s a fine balance and it can be really difficult to know where to draw the line.

Being able to identify when it’s time to refer your patient to another specialist is a skill in itself.

Recognizing when to make that referral is vital to positive patient outcomes.

Having the confidence and expertise to understand when there is hope to treat functionally versus when you need supplemental strategies is the key to solving some of your most chronic and difficult cases.

Learn how to guide your patient through the different options available to them and keep surgery, injections or orthotics as the absolute last resort.

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The frustration of not getting better


You can expect:

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11 hours of advanced, self-paced online training over 5 sessions
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Key concepts of foot function from an integrated perspective
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Lifetime access to online lectures and recorded Q&A’s

...and more!

You’ll learn functional treatment (and when to refer out) for:

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Achilles Tendinopathy

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Plantar Fasciitis

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...and more!

Learn from two different expert viewpoints

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Dr. Emily Splichal, DPM

Dr. Emily Schilling began her career in the medical field at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated with a double major in Neurology and Nutritional Science.

Originally trained as a surgeon through Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and Mt Vernon Hospital in Mt Vernon, NY, in 2017 Dr. Splichal put down her scalpel and shifted her practice to one that is built around functional and regenerative medicine.

Functional and regenerative medicine and the role of anti-aging science as it relates to movement longevity is where Dr. Splichal's passion is focused. Currently enrolled in a Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), Dr. Splichal’s recommendations typically include PRP or stem cell therapy, photomodulation or red light therapy, dry needling or acupuncture, vitamin supplementation, sensory stimulation of the nervous system, fascial work and integrated exercises.

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Dr. Courtney Conley, DC

Dr. Courtney Conley is the founder and creator of Gait Happens where she has the opportunity to truly realize her dream of helping as many people as possible reclaim their foot function.

She’s an internationally renowned foot and gait specialist who teaches both nationally and internationally. Dr. Conley is a chiropractic physician who specializes in foot and gait mechanics. She holds a BA in Kinesiology, a BA in Human Biology and a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine.

She is the owner and operator of Total Health Solutions clinic and Total Health Performance gym in Lakewood, CO, where she heads patient care with a focus on restoring gait mechanics and helping people resolve foot problems to move more easily and with less pain.

Dr. Conley is a founding member of the Healthy Foot Alliance, an international team of practitioners whose collective goal is to bring light to the benefits of natural footwear and prevent unnecessary surgical procedures by improving foot foundation and creating a stable platform from the ground up.

The certification that sets you apart

Clinical Meets Functional
An advanced, self-paced training series of online lectures and recorded Q&A’s for foot health professionals
You’ll learn:

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Strategies to navigate the gray areas of chronic foot pathology

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How and when to treat from a functional perspective is preferred

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When it is necessary to refer out for next steps

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Advanced functional concepts

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The role of corrective exercise

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To expand your understanding of the most common diagnoses of the foot

With access to two of the most internationally renowned foot health experts, this training has been developed for advanced practitioners looking to further develop their skill set and ability to identify what their clients really need.
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Got Questions?
We’ve got answers!

Foundations in Foot Function

Join Dr Splichal as she reviews foundational concepts in foot anatomy biomechanics. This video will lay the foundation to all other parts of this series and is a good review for any practitioner.

Advanced Functional Foot Concepts

Key concepts of foot function from an integrated perspective. Get those questions answered as it is related to the difference between mid foot vs. rear foot pronation, forefoot vs. toe splay, ankle plantar and dorsiflexion – and the great toe and gait.

The Chronic Forefoot

Juvenile hallux valgus, rigid hammertoes, crossover 2nd, neuromas and sesamoiditis – all hot topics as it relates to feet, function and footwear. Surgery vs. therapy, which is best for each condition? Understand the dual perspectives for when these forefoot imbalances become chronic.

The Chronic Midfoot

We enter the area of the longitudinal arches. We have posterior tibial function to the medial side and peroneal function to the lateral. Expand your understanding of the 4 stages of PTTD, top of foot pain, cuboid syndrome plus more!

The Chronic Rearfoot

We wrap up this series with the most commonly presented imbalances of the foot and ankle – plantar fasciosis, Achilles tendinopathy and chronic ankle instability. Learn the role of correct exercise and when Conley decides to refer to Splichal for regenerative medicine or surgical consideration.

How many times can I watch the course?

Once you purchase the course it’s yours! You can rewatch segments or the whole course as many times as you like. Your access has no expiration.

Can I get a copy of the slides from the course?

Juvenile hallux valgus, rigid hammertoes, crossover 2nd, neuromas and sesamoiditis – all hot topics as it relates to feet, function and footwear. Surgery vs. therapy, which is best for each condition? Understand the dual perspectives for when these forefoot imbalances become chronic.

Is this course approved for CEUs?


Gait Happens (BOC AP#: P12088) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of 10 hours/ Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

For other professions, we have documentation available on request that can be used to submit to your governing body for approval.

What teaching methods are used in this course?

We use online lectures with recorded Q&As to deliver this course.

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