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They leave protocols in their dust and they use their varied tools to create distinctive treatment plans for the unique individual in front of them.
They have the skills to conquer the toughest cases, the confidence to back their choices and the referrals that come with being the lower extremity expert in their area.
We’ve created multiple professional courses to take every clinician who wants to be the best in gait and lower extremity assessment and treatment to exactly that level.
Learn to manage common presentations of the foot
Get clear on when to treat and when to refer out
Get certified in foot & gait biomechanics
Stay one step ahead in the functional foot world
Get certified in foot & gait biomechanical assessment
Get certified in foot & gait biomechanical treatment
Connect the dots between seemingly unrelated symptoms.
Look beyond symptoms at biomechanics and how aberrant patterns, compensation and load create/affect symptoms.
Curate specific treatment plans to individual patients rather than relying on cookie-cutter protocols.
Live monthly calls with Dr. Conley and Dr. Perez
Exclusive interviews with Power Players in the field
The most extensive video library of lower extremity assessment and treatment strategies available globally
A vibrant community of passionate, supportive professionals to learn, share referrals and discuss cases with.
If you’re getting started with foot and gait mechanics and would like to get a deeper understanding of common presentations, Gait Foundations is probably a good place to start.
If you’re ready for a more advanced course that will give you the confidence to navigate the tough, chronic cases with an understanding of when to refer out and when to treat functionally (and how), we recommend Clinical Meets Functional.
If you want a systematic approach to gait assessment which you can apply immediately in practice, or if you prefer an in person certification with CEUs, then we recommend starting with Functional Gait Assessment.
If you are passionate about foot and gait biomechanics and want to stay at the cutting edge of research and treatment, we recommend joining the Gait Guru Membership. We do recommend doing one of our courses before joining though it is not a prerequisite.
You get CEUs for the Functional Gait Assessment. The other pro courses are not pre-approved for CEUs, but we have documentation available upon request for you to submit to your governing body for approval.
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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.