TESTIMONIALS


 
 
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(ORANGE ON MAP INDICATES AREAS WE’VE REACHED AROUND THE GLOBE)

 

“She took me from hobbling in pain most of the time to hiking and gardening and doing things I love.”

“Three years ago, I had some serious surgery done on my foot, and for three years, I had been telling Doctors, Specialists, and numerous Physical Therapists that something wasn’t right in my ankle. It was very weak after the surgery and I kept falling when the ankle wouldn’t hold me up. Twice in three years, I fell hard enough to break my leg bones of the same foot. Three years and four surgeries, and all these people I saw, were not able to help me anymore. Desperate to find someone that could really help me figure out what is going on that is hindering my recovery, I followed a friend’s advice and called Dr. Courtney Conley. The very first visit was one of those ‘life changing events’. With her careful and trained observation skills, she quickly saw where the problem was originating as well as many other things needing attention. She not only gave me exercises to do to train my muscles, she would make sure I was doing them correctly, with the targeted muscle doing the work. All the little corrections really make a difference. Dr. Conley is amazing. She took me from hobbling in pain most of the time to hiking and gardening and doing things I love. If I had first seen Dr. Conley four years ago, she would have seen the problem and I know I could have avoided surgery in the first place! But since it happened, she has done more for me in three months than all the other professionals did in three years! Her knowledge, her passion, and her touch, all combine to make Dr. Conley the doc to see, if you want to heal!”

-Laurel George

“One week later i was pain free!”

“Having BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT, I got recommended to GAITHAPPENS by my brother who had also BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT and found his solution. An achilles reattachment, a debridement, a long rehab that never got me back to where i was. I finally had cortisone - not knowing where to turn next, pain in my foot IMSA looming, battling to train or race without pain. I booked and did an online consultation with Dr Courtney. 1 week later i raced PAIN FREE, the longest distance cycling smashing PB’s and being the first lady home in my marathon! My confidence is back, my pain is gone and i couldn’t sing Dr Courtney praises any louder.. Thank you for giving me my MOJO back.”

- Dr Jacqui Bunge

“With all her exercises I managed to get to the start of my race pain and injury free”

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you Dr Conley for all her advice and lessons. With all her exercises I managed to get to the start of my race pain and injury free, after dealing with shin splints and achilles tendonitis for months. I also managed to get through the race without any of my issues cropping up even though the course had a lot of incline over the 55kms. I am glad to see the results of all that hard work put in too not only training but also trying to better my running mechanics. I am so glad I found her Instagram page and despite being cautious about a virtual consult I was put at ease when she mentioned signs and symptoms I was having without having told her, things many others missed in office. She has been the best possible decision I have taken in regards to my running. So keep up the amazing work you’re doing.”

-Joao Carlos Cardeano

“To have her look at my injury with excitement and determination is so reassuring after years of shrugs and dismissal.”

“The title says it all...I've been to multiple orthopedists and podiatrists, I've had x-ray after x-ray and a slew of MRI's, and I narrowly avoided removing a broken sesamoid by use of a 'bone growth stimulator'. At 18, I was basically told to 'deal' and get used to my new normal by a doctor; as a lifelong athlete and avid runner I was devastated. Over the past few years I have been in and out of a boot so much that it became a joke to my friends, "Are you ever NOT in the boot?" I THREW THE BOOT AWAY! Dr. Conley is a miracle. In our first session she pinpointed so many things about my feet+ankles that no one had ever told me should work differently, and she explained WHY my body has made these changes over time. To have her look at my injury with excitement and determination is so reassuring after years of shrugs and dismissal. Sesamoids: on the mend. Sesamoid removal: never. Cortisol shots: unnecessary. Boot: in the trash. Dr Courtney: a goddess.”

-Elena Cuomo

“Her energy and knowledge were outstanding and her passion for her work was inspiring!”

“I recently took a kinesiology taping course with Dr Conley and it was the best class I've taken by far! Her energy and knowledge were outstanding and her passion for her work was inspiring! She made me super excited about learning again and I'm looking forward to taking more classes with her as instructor in the future. Her patients are certainly blessed to have her and it's clear she has such a positive impact on people's lives. Thank you again for a great experience!!”

-Jackie Mahoney

“A few weeks later my feet feel the best they have in years!” 

“I saw Dr. Conley about a month ago hoping to get some help with some foot/ankle pain that I had been experiencing for the previous few months.  My left ankle joint felt as though it was “locked up” with a limited range of motion that was causing discomfort and causing my normal gait to feel unnatural.  Upon checking out my feet, Dr. Conley noticed that my toes were curling up unusually and looked at my footwear and immediately realized a problem.  She mentioned that the shoes I was wearing had a very narrow toe box that was squeezing my toes together and preventing my feet from moving naturally.  In addition to some mobility and strengthening exercises, Dr. Conley recommended that I look into getting new shoes with a wider toe box that would allow my toes to spread out more naturally and referred me to the Favorite Products page on her website GaitHappens.com.  On the site, I found some recommended footwear and sock brands, as well as the Correct Toes toe spacers.  Hoping for the best, I purchased the Lems Nine2Five shoes, a pair of Injinji toe socks, and the Correct Toes.  On just the first day wearing the new shoes and socks I could feel the relief on my toes compared to my other shoes and I could tell a difference in the way my feet were moving.  My problem ankle seemed to be regaining some mobility and I could feel the muscles in my feet working differently than I have ever experienced.  A few weeks later my feet feel the best they have in years!  The combination of the exercises and the new footwear has significantly improved mobility in my ankle and the strength of my foot muscles.  All of this has led to a more natural feeling gait and significantly less pain and discomfort.  Thank you, Dr. Conley, for fixing my feet!”

-Austin Antolik