DR. COURTNEY CONLEY
Dr. Courtney Conley is a chiropractic physician specializing in foot and gait mechanics. She holds a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, as well as a B.A. in Human Biology in addition to a doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the National University of Health Sciences. She is the owner and operator of Total Health Solutions in Golden, CO. There she heads patient care with a specific focus on restoring gait mechanics and helping people resolve chronic foot problems.
Dr. Conley is also the creator of Gait Happens, an online education company helping people from around the globe improve their foot function. Together with her partner, Dr. Jenifer Perez, she has taken the past several years to develop online courses to educate clinicians on foot anatomy, the importance of foot health and the truths behind modern footwear. They have also developed, membership programs that are available for both the layperson and clincian. All memberships and courses can be found under the ‘courses and memberships’ tab.
She is also one of the founding members of the Healthy Foot Alliance, an international team of practitioners whose collective goal is to bring to light the benefits of natural footwear. It is her passion to prevent unnecessary surgical procedures by improving our foot foundation and creating a stable platform from the ground up.
Dr. Conley lectures both nationally and internationally with her most recent projects including the 2020 Plantar Fasciitis Summit and the Barefoot Strong Summit schedule for 2021. She recently launched her and her partner’s Top Down Bottom Up webcast, a lower extremity assessment and treatment course available now on webcast.
Her true passion lies in spending time with her beautiful daughter, Addison Grace. They enjoy mountain biking, playing the piano, dancing to music, and living the active lifestyle that Colorado offers. She is blessed to be engaged to her fiancé, Dr. Joe LaVacca, a physical therapist in NYC. Joe and Courtney both have little girls that are the reason behind their determination to make a long-distance relationship successful.
In Person Clinic: Dr. Conley holds office hours at Total Health Solutions in Lakewood, CO. If you are local or would like to travel to Colorado for an in person appointment, please call the office at (303)278-2623 to schedule or go to thsclinic.com.
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 thoughtless, 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.
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 non-painful 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 and 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. JENIFER PEREZ
Helping you get back to doing what you love—that’s what drives Dr. Jen Perez. As a clinician, her passion is to assess how your movement is influencing your whole body mechanics and decipher how these movement patterns can lead to pain or injury. Dr. Perez knows what it’s like to want something and have pain stand in the way. That is why every day she chooses to help others conquer whatever obstacles they are facing.
Dr. Perez’s education and training is rooted in her past as an athlete. She was a multi-sport athlete competing in softball, volleyball, basketball, and tae kwon do and played softball at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
She holds a BS in Kinesiology-Sports Medicine from Cal Poly and a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Parker University. During her time at Parker University she served as the president of the Sports Chiropractic Club and was select as one of the first students for clinical residency in Jamaica working with Olympic and professional track and field athletes.
In addition to providing in-person patient care at Kinetic Chiropractic in Lafayette, CO and virtual consultations with Gait Happens, Dr. Perez has also partnered with Dr. Conley to create the Gait Happens online and in person courses and memberships. Her goal both as an educator and as a clinician is to empower as many people as possible to take charge of their lower body health so they can get back to doing what they love.
Certifications: Dry Needling, Fascial Distortion Model, Selective Functional Movement Analysis, Smart Tools, and Rock Tape FMT.
In Person Clinic: Dr. Perez holds office hours at Kinetic Chiropractic in Lafayette, CO. If you are local or would like to travel to Colorado for an in person appointment, please call the office at (303)926-9199 to schedule or go to mylafayettechiro.com.
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 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
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 GaitHappens, 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