Course in Clinical Gait Analysis

15th and 16th of April 2021

Orthopaedic Appliances Head Office and Clinic


Faculty led by Dr Anna Murphy.

This two day course is an introduction to clinical gait analysis, exploring normal gait and gait impairments of adults with a neurological gait disorder. In addition the course will demonstrate the use and interpretation of three dimensional gait analysis data to identify impairments affecting the walking patterns and will focus on appropriate interventions to improve gait.

Participants will:

  1. Be introduced to the science of gait analysis;
  2. Become familiar with normal gait;
  3. Be provided with an overview of the underlying pathology and different patterns of spasticity in different neurological disorders;
  4. Gain insight into the factors affecting clinical decision-making when determining an intervention to optimize gait in adults with a neurological disorder; and
  5. Gain an understanding of the treatment options available including medical and physical management, and the influence of orthotic prescription on spasticity and gait.

In conjunction with the course, clinical workshops are being offered prior to the course. If you are interested in a practical demonstration of a gait analysis it is highly recommended you enrol in one of the Workshops. There will NOT be a practical demonstration during the course due to time limits and practical feasibility.

The clinical workshop will include an overview of the clinical physiotherapy examination, an opportunity to assess and take measurements of an individual with a gait impairment due to a neurological disorder, placement of markers for the three dimensional gait assessment and three dimensional data capture. Please see below for further details.

This course and the workshops are being conducted by the Clinical Gait Analysis Service, Monash Health. The Faculty is headed by Dr Anna Murphy and A/Prof Barry Rawicki with invited speakers including A/Prof Gavin Williams from Epworth Rehabilitation, A/Prof Jennifer McGinley from The University of Melbourne. Additional invited speakers are currently being confirmed.

The group case presentations during the Course may include patients with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury.


Course Registration Fee is $600 and includes course material, lunches and refreshments.
Course participants are limited to 56 registrations.


In addition to the two day course, we are hosting two Clinical Workshops on the 14th and 17th of April:

Gait Laboratory
Kingston Centre
400 Warrigal Road
Cheltenham, VIC 3192

Workshop registration is $150/workshop and includes course materials and refreshments.

Participants are limited to 8 people per workshop.