Fit Feet Program
An innovative new way to train your feet for reduced pain and improved performance.
A 12-week online program designed by clinicians and tailored to your foot type.
Designed for Every Human Sole.
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Foot Function Membership
A membership designed for anyone who wants to improve their lower body health.
Little Lifelong Athletes: A Course for Parents
Over 8 hours of information and interviews with professional athletes to help you foster a positive environment for your young athlete.
Gait Guru Membership
A membership for practitioners. Lower body assessment and treatment strategies, live zoom think tanks, a community of other practitioners and more.
6 Common Foot Types: Assessment and Treatment
This course takes a deeper dive into musculoskeletal and fascial anatomy of the foot before delving into six common foot types, how to assess them, common injuries seen with them, specific recommendations on how to address them, and a brief introduction to using foot mapping.
Clinical meets Functional: A Dual Perspective to Approaching Foot Dysfunction
Dr. Conley joins Dr. Emily Splichal for this 11 hour online course. Dive into dysfunctions of the forefoot, midfoot, and rearfoot and learn when you can treat from a functional perspective and when additional strategies may be necessary.
**Online Courses are not currently pre-approved for CEUs. We do have documentation available if you would like to submit to your board for approval.
2022 DATES AND LOCATIONS
With Guest Lecture from Dr. Tom MichaudOctober 8 & 9 SOLD OUT!
2023 DATES AND LOCATIONS
The Functional Gait Assessment Level One course is an in-person 16 contact hour course designed for health care practitioners interested in seeking advanced knowledge and understanding of lower extremity biomechanics in the gait cycle, as well as specific assessment strategies for the lower quarter with the purpose of restoring function, eliminating pain and normalizing gait for musculoskeletal patients. It is recommended that participants hold a certification or degree of higher education including but not limited to Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Chiropractic, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or Certified Athletic Trainer.
This course involves connecting the relationship of the kinetic chain as well as the anatomy and biomechanics of the lower quarter. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to assess the lower quarter through dynamic gait analysis, postural assessment, palpation, and dynamic orthopedic testing. We will discuss and demonstrate assessment techniques that will improve the clinician’s ability to identify and address musculoskeletal dysfunction and improve patient’s motor function.
During day 1, the participants will begin by learning a step by step approach to assess gait mechanics, both identifying normal gait parameters as well as aberrant patterns in the human gait cycle via lecture, case studies, and interactive labs.
During day 2, participants will dive deeper into specific assessment strategies for the forefoot, midfoot, rearfoot, ankle, hip, spine, and posterior chain. They will also learn to identify common congenital defects and their implications in the gait cycle. Each section of day two will have a hands-on laboratory session to practice assessment techniques amongst participants. This hands-on experience will give participants the tools to be able to apply their knowledge gained in the course immediately upon returning to patient care.
Participants will receive a certificate for successful completion of the course upon completing the Post Course Assessment with a score of 85% or higher. Participants will have 48 hours to complete the assessment.
Approximate Instructor / Student Ratio: 2:40
Instructors vary by course location
This course is pre-approved for 16 contact hours by APTA Kentucky.This course is pre-approved for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs for California PT’s.This course is pre-approved for 15 contact hours for Athletic Trainers
The Following states are approved by virtue of Kentucky and California: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
The following states are considered “meet the standard states“ and do not require approval if the course is quality and/or approved in other states: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
*Registration is limited to 35 participants, register now before the classes fill**Student discount available, email photocopy of student ID to firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Down Bottom Up OnlineThis 2-day recorded webinar with over 10 hours of recorded lecture and lab will aim at not only deepening your understanding of gait, and biomechanics, but of assessment and treatment strategies that are immediately applicable to you and your clients. The TDBU course is designed for practitioners or anyone who will be assessing gait.Click Here to Purchase
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I would recommend the Gait Guru program to anyone interested in developing a detailed understanding of gait, both how to assess it and also how to treat injuries that are caused by it. It opened my eyes to critical aspects of lower body function and I use the information daily to the benefit of my patients. I already have had several patients where I can now clearly see the cause of their lower extremity injuries and have helped them where prior to this program I would have been off the mark. Thank you so much Gait Gurus!”
-Dr Adam Sundberg
“I just want to say thanks again for the [Functional Gait Assessment] course this weekend. I can’t tell you how many patients I have seen over the last three days that I’ve noticed something completely different in their movement patterns than when I evaluated them and have been able to start correcting things down at the foot that are really affecting them up the chain. AND, I’m getting really good pt buy in. Excited to keep educating myself on the foot and getting even better!”
-Dr Andrea Rector
“I just wanted to thank you for the foot type course. I am a podiatrist and found the course very helpful which I will try to use more during my clinical assessments. Although surgically trained I still want to maximize what patients can do by increasing mobility in the foot and up the chain. Y’all are my favorite IG account for foot related things. Looking forward to more stuff from you.”
-Dr. Janie Trinh
“Seriously guys, that class [foot types course] was amazing! I can’t wait to get back to work because there was so much that’s easy to understand and implement immediately. It makes me honestly excited!”
“I have absolutely loved the ‘6 Different Foot Types’ online course from Gait Happens. I work in movement therapy and felt this has been a really important missing piece of the puzzle for me. I already know how important feet are (and frequently see clients who clearly have a foot problem causing issues all over their body) but lacked some understanding of the nitty gritty behind the mechanics of different foot types. This has pulled all of this together for me. I am looking forward to talking my clients through ‘their foot type’ to try and give even more client education and engagement from them. Thanks Dr Perez and Dr Conley.”
-‘Posture Ellie’ aka a Pelvic Dumper.
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.
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 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 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.