Online Course
Neurological Gait Deviations
Gain insight into the treatment of gait deviations due to neurological conditions

1-1.5 hours





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Damien Howell
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Dr. Damien Howell promotes evidence-based, patient-centred, effective, and efficient Physical Therapy services

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The human body is an amazing machine that typically finds a way to make mobility happen. However, this sometimes results in less than optimal movement patterns. The rehabilitation professional's role is to guide patients through a plan of care to improve and/or correct movement dysfunction, ultimately resulting in an ideal movement for that unique individual. There are often two schools of thought in physiotherapy: neurological and musculoskeletal clinical paradigms. This course, the eighth of nine in the Gait Analysis and Training Programme, attempts to bridge the gap between these two paradigms and provide a basic introduction to neurological gait from the point of view of an orthopaedic/musculoskeletal therapist. It will provide an overview of the movement system classification, discuss common neurological gait deviations and provide examples of clinically applicable interventions.


This course aims to strengthen your clinical competency in the treatment of neurological gait deviations.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.0 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the similarities and differences in the management of neurological- and musculoskeletal-based gait deviations
  • describe the characteristics of common neurological gait deviations
  • describe potential treatments and interventions for common neurological gait deviations

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Fantastic course to deepen your skills in gait assessment, specifically in neurological disorders!
Lucinda Hampton