Functional Gait Assessment: Level 1

A certification in advanced foot and gait biomechanics

2024 Dates and Venues

More dates and locations coming soon!

Scottsdale

Scottsdale, AZ

February 24 – 25, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Jen Perez, DC

Location:

Rehab Institute of Scottsdale

10245 N 92nd Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Sterling-VA

Sterling, VA

January 20 – 21, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Allison Riley, DPT

Location:

21475 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 260

Sterling, VA 20166 

Orlando, FL

March 23 – 24, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Courtney Conley, DC

Location:

Active Living Medical Center, LLC

8257 Narcoossee Park Drive #516

Orlando, FL 32822

Munster, IN

Munster, Indiana
(Chicago metropolitan area)

May 18 – 19, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Location:

Midwest Orthopedics at Rush 9601 Calumet Avenue 
Munster, IN 46321

Denver-CO

Denver, CO

June 8 – 9, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Jen Perez, DC

Location:

Total Health Solutions

11485 W 8th Ave Lakewood Suite 160, CO 80215

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

July 20 – 21, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Jen Perez, DC

Location: 

Olympus Movement Performance

1281 Liberty Way, Suite A Vista, CA 92081

St.-Louis

St. Louis, MO

September 7 – 8, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Location:

1176 Town & Country Commons

Chesterfield, MO 63017

Raleigh-North-Carolina

Raleigh, NC

November 9 – 10, 2024

 


Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Location: 

Kinect Physiotherapy

4005 Village Park Drive

Knightdale, NC 27545

Miami-FL

Miami, FL

November 30 – Dec 1, 2024

 

Instructor: Dr. Allison Riley, DPT

Location:

Infinity Sports Institute

163 NE 24th Street

Miami, FL 33137

Melbourne, Australia

August 31/September 1

 

Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Location:

Melbourne University Sport

Nona Lee Sports Centre, 103 Tin Alley

The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia 

Rozelle, Australia (Sydney)

September 7/8

 

Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Location: 

Balmain Sports Medicine

118 Victoria Rd Rozelle

NSW 2039 Australia

Victoria, Canada

June 1-2

 

Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

8am – 5pm Daily

Only 35 spots per location

20:1 Student to Instructor Ratio

In Canada? We’ll be there this year too!

Calgary: April 6-7 – Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Victoria: June 1-2 – Instructor: Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Trusted by:

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“I learned to use gait as a tool to assess so many different things going on in the body. I now have not only a good understanding of the foot and ankle, but how that relates all the way up and down the kinetic chain. No matter who you’re working with, being able to assess how they walk gives you so much information. I feel like a more well-rounded clinician now.”

– Dr. Caleb Pate, Physical Therapist

Ever struggled to diagnose
a tricky patient presentation?

You know the cases. The ones where you’ve tried everything you can think of and still your assessments are just too generic to get to the root cause of their pain.

Your training, experience and expertise are telling you that your assessment criteria just doesn’t cater for the intricate differences and individual needs to your patient’s lower extremity complaints.

Especially when you come across tough cases that don’t present or respond as you’ve been taught they “should”.

Ensuring you have the most robust set of assessments possible is absolutely essential if you want to handle even the most complex of cases.

The best clinicians have the best assessments in their toolkits

More Specific Assessment

More Specific Treatment

Better Patient Outcomes

16 hours of in-person, advanced, professional training
Specific assessment techniques for identifying lower extremity dysfunction
Low student to instructor ratio to encourage interactive learning
 

Day 1




You’ll gain the confidence to identify both normal gait parameters AND aberrant patterns in the human gait cycle.

There will be lectures, case studies, interactive lab sessions and much more...

Day 2




You’ll also learn to identify common congenital defects and their implications in the gait cycle.

Each part of day two will have a hands-on laboratory session to practice assessment techniques amongst participants.

Important

You will need to complete a Post Course Assessment within 48 hours of the course ending. A score of 85% or over is required to successfully complete your certification.

You will then receive a certificate of completion and be added to the Gait Happens Local Practitioners Map

CEUs:

 

 

This course is pre-approved for 18 contact hours by APTA New York.

 

 

This course is pre-approved for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs for CA, IL, and FL PT’s.

 

 

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 (15 hours/ Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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The following states are approved by virtue of  California: Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

 

 

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, Nebraska, 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 info@gaithappens.com

1. Participants will develop improved competence from taking a patient history.

2. Participants will assess gait mechanics, identifying normal gait parameters as well as aberrant patterns in the human gait cycle.

3. Participants will learn to identify pathological gait patterns.

4. Participants will assess the lower quarter through postural assessment, palpation, and dynamic orthopedic testing.

5. Participants will identify common lower quarter dysfunctions.

Day 1: Taking a History, Gait Assessment, and Pathological Gait Patterns

8:00 - 9:00 AM The Evolution and Importance of Walking

9:00 - 9:15 AM Taking a Thorough History and Asking the Hard Questions

9:15 - 9:25 AM Morning Break

9:25 - 10:30 AM The Big Picture of Gait Assessment - Lecture and Lab

10:30 - 12:00 PM Assessing the Foot and Ankle in Motion - Lecture and Lab

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 PM Assessing the Leg in Motion - Lecture and Lab

2:30 - 3:50 PM Assessing the Torso/Abdomen in Motion - Lecture and Lab

3:50 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM Pathological Gait Patterns - Lecture and Sample Case Studies

Day 2: Specific Assessments of the Lower Quarter and Case Studies

8:00 - 10:00 AM Forefoot: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

10:00 - 10:10 AM Morning Break

10:10 -11:30 AM Midfoot and Rearfoot: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:45 PM Knee and Hip: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

1:45 - 3:00 PM Core & Spine: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

3:00 - 3:10 PM Afternoon Break

3:10 - 5:00 PM Case Studies

Individual case studies will be incorporated throughout the weekend course. These may be individuals from the course or studies designed by the instructors.

The certification that sets you apart

You’ll learn:

Our advanced, in-person training will teach you:

A systematic approach to gait assessment

How tissues can become overloaded leading to pain & injury

How to identify aberrant patterns

Evidence-based methods

A system you can apply right away with nothing but your smart phone

With expert instructors and hands-on labs in multiple global locations, don’t miss your chance to elevate your skills and clinical expertise.

Gait Friday Savings

$897

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*350+ Professionals certified

What to Expect

Day 1

You’ll gain the confidence to identify both normal gait parameters AND aberrant patterns in the human gait cycle.

There will be lectures, case studies, interactive lab sessions and much more...

Day 2

You’ll also learn to identify common congenital defects and their implications in the gait cycle.

Each part of day two will have a hands-on laboratory session to practice assessment techniques amongst participants.

Important

You will need to complete a Post Course Assessment within 48 hours of the course ending. A score of 85% or over is required to successfully complete your certification.

You will then receive a certificate of completion and be added to the Gait Happens Local Practitioners Map

CEUs:

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 CA and FL PT’s.

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 (16 hours/ Category A CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.

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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 info@gaithappens.com

Course Objectives

1. Participants will develop improved competence from taking a patient history.

2. Participants will assess gait mechanics, identifying normal gait parameters as well as aberrant patterns in the human gait cycle.

3. Participants will learn to identify pathological gait patterns.

4. Participants will assess the lower quarter through postural assessment, palpation, and dynamic orthopedic testing.

5. Participants will identify common lower quarter dysfunctions.

Course Schedule

Day 1: Taking a History, Gait Assessment, and Pathological Gait Patterns

8:00 - 9:00 AM The Evolution and Importance of Walking

9:00 - 9:15 AM Taking a Thorough History and Asking the Hard Questions

9:15 - 9:25 AM Morning Break

9:25 - 10:30 AM The Big Picture of Gait Assessment - Lecture and Lab

10:30 - 12:00 PM Assessing the Foot and Ankle in Motion - Lecture and Lab

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:30 PM Assessing the Leg in Motion - Lecture and Lab

2:30 - 3:50 PM Assessing the Torso/Abdomen in Motion - Lecture and Lab

3:50 - 4:00 PM Afternoon Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM Pathological Gait Patterns - Lecture and Sample Case Studies

Day 2: Specific Assessments of the Lower Quarter and Case Studies

8:00 - 10:00 AM Forefoot: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

10:00 - 10:10 AM Morning Break

10:10 -11:30 AM Midfoot and Rearfoot: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

11:30 - 12:30 PM Lunch Break

12:30 - 1:45 PM Knee and Hip: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

1:45 - 3:00 PM Core & Spine: Static Posture, Palpation, Dynamic Assessment

3:00 - 3:10 PM Afternoon Break

3:10 - 5:00 PM Case Studies

Individual case studies will be incorporated throughout the weekend course. These may be individuals from the course or studies designed by the instructors.

To participate we recommend you hold a certification
or degree of higher education including (but not limited to):

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

Certified Athletic Trainer

Meet Your Instructors

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Dr. Courtney Conley, DC

Lakewood, Colorado

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.

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Dr. Jenifer Perez, DC

Lafayette, Colorado

Dr. Perez holds a BS in Kinesiology-Sports Medicine and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree. She served as the president of the Sports Chiropractic Club and was selected as one of the first students for clinical residency in Jamaica working with Olympic and professional track and field athletes.

Dr. Perez knows what it’s like to have pain stand in the way of something you want which is what drives her to help as many people as possible get back to doing what they love. It’s this drive that brought her to Dr. Conley’s clinic in Golden, CO and what inspired her to partner with Dr. Conley in creating Gait Happens for online courses, memberships and virtual consults. Today Dr. Perez, along with her husband, Dr. Mark Perez, owns and operates Kinetic Chiropractic, in Lafayette, CO.

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Dr. Eryn Simon, DPT

Colombus, Ohio

 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.

Dr. Allison Riley, DPT
Salem, Massachusetts

 She has had an interest in lower body injuries and gait since early in her career and excels in identifying the root cause of symptoms, and developing individualized and effective plans to help relieve symptoms and promote long term relief. She thrives as an educator and empowers her clients to understand their symptoms and take an active role in their recovery.

She specializes in lower extremity orthopedic injuries and conditions, as well as in women’s health and pelvic floor diagnoses, specifically lower extremity, foot, and gait dysfunction that may be contributing to pelvic health concerns.

In addition to virtual consultations for Gait Happens, Dr Riley owns and operates her own practice, Stride Physical Therapy & Wellness, where she treats in-person clients with general orthopedic and pelvic health diagnoses, as well as performance and injury prevention services.

Allison received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA and is an APTA Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedics. She completed her BA in Exercise Science from Gettysburg College where she played NCAA level softball.

In person clinic: Dr. Riley holds office hours at Stride Physical Therapy & Wellness in Salem, Massachusetts

Got questions?

We’ve got answers!

No, this is a live, in-person event at multiple locations across the world. We will not be recording the sessions and only people who attend in person can earn the certification.

Yes, on successful completion of the post course assessment (85% or more to pass) you will receive a certification. Please see our CEU’s section above for further details.

Functional Gait Assessment Level 1 Live event fees are 100% refundable if canceled any time before 14 days prior to the live event. If canceled within 14 days of the live event, the live event fees are non-refundable, though they may be applied to future live events.

Still got questions?
No worries! We’d love to hear from you.

Simply reach out to us and we’ll get back to you ASAP!

Can’t make it to one of the live locations? You can still train with us!

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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