Welcome to Top Down, Bottom Up!

These courses are not only aimed at increasing your overall knowledge of gait and movement, but assessment and clinical decision making as well. We are confident there will be something for everyone, regardless of what type of healthcare professional you are! We hope you enjoy the courses as much as we enjoyed making them for you!

- Joe Lavacca & Courtney Conley

An Introduction to Normal Gait Parameters

This one hour section will offer the viewer an introductory look to normal gait parameters to instantly improve assessment and clinical decision making with patients and clients to help restore optimal efficiency with walking

Mobility Training for Gait Efficiency

This section will offer the viewer a scientific background on the difference between mobility, stability and motor control as well as several strategies for improving function of the lower extremity for gait efficiency.

An Introduction to Fascial Anatomy for Gait Efficiency

This one hour section will offer the viewer an introductory look to the importance of fascia as well as dive deeper into the link between "Top Down, Bottom Up" systems in the gait cycle

Assessment Strategies for the Lower Quarter

This one hour section will offer the viewer an in depth look into the assessment of the lower quarter including suggestions for posture, static, and dynamic tests to allow for better decision making with treatment strategies.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    An Introduction to Normal Gait Parameters

    • NOTES: Introduction to Normal Gait Parameters

    • LECTURE: An Introduction to Normal Gait Parameters

  • 2

    Mobility Training for Gait Efficiency

    • NOTES: Mobility Interventions to Improve Gait Mechanics

    • LECTURE: Mobility Interventions to Improve Gait Efficiency

  • 3

    An Introduction to Fascial Anatomy for Gait Efficiency

    • NOTES: Introduction to Fascial Anatomy

    • LECTURE: Introduction to Fascial Anatomy

  • 4

    Assessment Strategies for the Lower Quarter

    • NOTES: Assessment for Lower Quarter

    • LECTURE: Assessment of Lower Extremity Movement in Relation to Gait Efficiency

Let's get started, shall we?