Anatomy of Gait

Three-part course
with Dr. Kathy Dooley

Gait analysis can be a real challenge in clinical practice. In this course, Kathy makes use of the Anatomy of Movement Subsystems to break down gait analysis, making it simpler to know where to start with a client to help with their gait.

Knowing where to start in your gait analysis is usually the hardest part, as all phase issues can spill into the next gait phase. But a full understanding of the anatomy of three major phases provides the practitioner with the greater picture.

Kathy introduces us to the Movement Subsystems of Triplanar Movement (sagittal, frontal, and transverse) to break down each phase and give palpation, assessment and corrective advice based on each plane.

This course is suitable for therapists, instructors, teachers and practitioners of all modalities.. You do not need to be a practitioner to enroll, but a passionate interest in human movement is essential.


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The five Vleeming Subsystems in the Loading Phase

  • Introduction – Ranchos Los Amigos terminology
  • Front view and side view of gait
  • Anterior oblique subssystem
  • Primary and secondary synergists
  • Antagonists
  • Example of a painful abductor


The five Vleeming Subsystems in the Stance Phases including Heel-off

  • Review
  • Questions
  • The different parts of stance
  • Deep longitudinal subsystem
  • Lateral subsystem
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The five Vleeming Subsystems in the Swing Phase

  • Normal gait process
  • Posterior oblique subsystem
  • Antagonists
  • Questions
  • Demonstration



Life-time access to course content


Access to course content for the duration of the membership
Access to all our live and recorded webinars
20% discount on all other courses


Kathy Dooley is a chiropractor and anatomy instructor at two New York City medical schools and adjunct professor at New York University’s College of Dentistry. With her profound knowledge of and infectious enthusiasm for anatomy she makes this somewhat daunting subject accessible to all.Join Kathy in this three part online series to learn about the anatomy of gait in a way you have not experienced before.

If you have any questions regarding this course, please contact us.

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