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Functional Gait Assessment Level 2

FGA L2 is the course you’ve been waiting for

If you’re a certified FGA Level 1 clinician we trust that your foot and gait assessment skills are on point. The best clinicians are the ones that can nail down the assessment and dial in on what is most needed for their clients.

BUT, once you figure out the “why,” you’ve got to know how to guide your clients to their best outcomes. This is where Level 2 comes in–it’s time for treatment! Now we get into treatment! We have designed a 2 day 16 hour course on how to TREAT the client.

You have figured out the WHY, now figure out the HOW.

This is an invite only course we will only be running one time in 2023.

FGA Level 2 is everything you need to take your work with clients to the next level.

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You'll learn:

Treating the person: How to take into account the biopsychosocial aspects of treating clients with lower extremity dysfunction.

Gait mechanics recap: Foundational movement  concepts that every client should master to become gait efficient.

Breathing & gait retraining drills

A deep dive into footwear: Orthotics, postings and more

Plus specific treatments and exercises for

Neuromas

Sesamoiditis

Bunions

Plantar Fasciitis

Achilles tendinopathy

Ankle sprains

PTTD

Hallux limitus /rigidus

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This course will take your foot and gait mechanics game to the next level.

This course is capped at 20 participants and spots will go fast. Don’t wait to secure yours.

$895

*Level 2 Certification

What to look forward to

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2 Days in our home gym in Lakewood, Colorado, Nov 11 - 12 2023 – 8 - 5pm daily.

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Each day packed with actionable training and content you'll love

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An exercise library of exercises covered in the course

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Cocktail hour – Drinks, games and Pearl Jam (can’t beat it)

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Networking with fellow gait nerds

Some pretty cool people already said they’re in…

You coming?

*Led by Dr. Courtney Conley

What’s included?

Day 1

1. Intro: Treating the Person

  • Biopsychosocial 
  • Acute vs chronic (tissue healing) 
  • Framework not a protocol 
  • Be a detective

2. Gait Recap.

  • Essentials of gait efficiency

3. Pronation Expression

  • Soft tissue foot/ankle
  • Pronation
  • Tibial IR
  • Femoral IR

4. Supination Expression

  • Big toe
  • First met mobilization
  • Forefoot supinatus
  • Supination
  • Tibial ER (talk about it)
  • Femoral ER

5. Spine & Pelvis

6. Ribcage, Breathing, & Rotation

  • Breathing basics
  • T spine rotation

7. Gait Retraining

  • Cueing
  • Midstance drills
  • Toe off drills
  • Arm swing
  • Ankle rocker drills

Day 2

1. Footwear

  • Transition
  • Shoe spectrum
  • Orthotics

2. Tools for Specific Diagnoses

  • Starter foot pack
  • ToePro
  • Moboboard
  • Wedges
  • Managing Common Diagnoses
    • Neuroma : Hallux Limitus
    • Sesamoiditis
    • Bunions

3. Movement Partnering, Motor Control

  • Facilitating co contraction
  • Higher level strengthening
  • Plyometrics

4. Management of Common Diagnoses

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Ankle sprains
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction

Meet Your Clinicians

Dr. Courtney Conley

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.

With guest appearances by…

Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

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 expert in human movement, she strives to get her clients back to fearless movement.

Dr. Simon attended Walsh University where 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, in Columbus Ohio. This is where she currently provides in person treatments along with virtual consultations for Gait Happens.

*Exercise directory included

Got questions?

We’ve got answers!

No, accommodation is not included, but there are some great places to stay near our gym!

Meals are not included, but cocktail hour is and that will be so much more fun than a meal!

Yes! You will receive a Level 2 Certification from Gait Happens.

We hope to offer PT and DC CEUs for the Level 2 course, but we are still waiting for approval.

Currently this is our only Level 2 course on the calendar

Still got questions?
No worries! We’d love to hear from you.
Simply reach out to us here and we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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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