Regaining balance and walking ability after, for example, a stroke or amputation is a very important goal for many patients. The assessment of the functions that are important in walking is of great importance here.

This 7-day course aims to identify gait disorders and formulate treatment options through a structured analysis of gait (incl. clinical tests, ground reaction forces and EMG). The course has a strong interactive character and has ample attention for working out patient cases yourself.

The course is aimed at rehabilitation physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, movement scientists, orthopedic instrument makers and movement technologists working within rehabilitation and orthopedics.




There are no specific prerequisite requirements to take the course.




The course consists of a mix of theoretical presentations, practicals, work assignments and patient case studies. Topics include structured observations of gait, physical examination, ground reaction forces, muscle activation patterns (EMG) and associated terminology in gait and balance. Through case material, gait abnormalities and the possible effects of shoe modifications, orthotics, and surgical procedures are widely discussed.

The course focuses primarily on gait analysis in CVA patients, but the systematics offered can be applied to other pathology such as MS, amputation and spinal cord injury.

Students will receive a login code for the course website. This website provides access to study materials such as assignments, case studies and background information.

Various homework assignments accompany the various course days. By means of these assignments you will gain more in-depth knowledge about the different elements that are involved in the analysis of movement patterns. In these homework assignments we use patient case studies in which the causes of the pathological gait pattern and the possible treatment options are mapped out in a structured manner.

The various components in the course are taught by subject specialists from several of our country's leading rehabilitation centers and academic centers:
Prof. Dr. Jaap Buurke (RRD, Enschede)
Dr. Marc Nederhand (RRD, Enschede)
Dr. Corien Nikamp (RRD, Enschede)
Dr. Erik Prinsen (RRD, Enschede)
Dr. Judith Fleuren (Roessingh, Enschede)
Prof. Dr. Klaas Postema (UMCG, Groningen)
Prof. Dr. Vincent de Groot (Amsterdam UMC, Amsterdam)
Prof. Dr. Sander Geurts (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen)
Prof. Dr. Han Houdijk (UMCG, Groningen)
Dr. Elgun Zeegers (MST, Enschede)




The total program consists of 7 course days from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The course will be taught by Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) in Enschede.
Depending on the situation regarding COVID-19, the course days take place in class or online. The guidelines of RIVM will be taken into account. The final choice will be made known shortly before the start of the course and may be subject to change.

Study load
In addition to these course days, the total study load consists of homework assignments (an average of 4 hours per course day) in which the learned skills are further practiced.

For 2023, the course fee is set at €2,245 per person, including course materials (Note: This course is exempt from VAT). On this course the general terms and conditions for courses apply.

A certificate of participation will be issued upon completion of the course. Accreditation for rehabilitation physicians (VRA) and physiotherapists (general register KNGF and Keurmerk) will be applied for.

The course Movement Analysis in Adults is CRKBO registered and complies with the Quality Code for Training Institutions for Short Professional Education.




Course dates 2023:

Course day 1 Oct. 12 (online)

Course day 2 and 3 November 2 and 3

Course day 4 and 5 November 23 and 24

Course day 6 and 7 Dec. 14 and 15




The course will take place in 2024 in the fall. Registration for this course is closed and no more spots are available.

The waiting list for this course has reached the maximum number. However, you can fill out the form below to express your interest in a future edition of the course.

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