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.
Licensure: State of Illinois Chiropractic Physician, State of Colorado Chiropractic Physician
Education: Doctor of Chiropractic(Magna Cum Laude), Graduation 2003, National University of Health Sciences, Lombard, IL; Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (Magna Cum Laude), Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Magna Cum Laude), Graduation 1998, University of Maryland
Certifications: Certified Golf Fitness Instructor, Advantage Golf, Functional Dry Needling through KinetaCore