Roessingh Research and Development and St. Maartenskliniek are organizing a new course on gait image analysis in 2024. This course is now full. Read more about the content of the course and the possibilities to register for a possible next edition below.

For whom

Do you work in a gait imaging lab or frequently refer to a gait imaging lab and want to gain more knowledge and skills to request, perform a (3D) analysis in a more focused way and better understand the results? Then this course is right for you.

The course is aimed at rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists and movement scientists and technologists working in and/or referring to a gait imaging lab. As prerequisite for this in-depth course, you will have taken the course "Movement Analysis in Adults," at Roessingh Research and Development, or a similar basic course elsewhere. Reasoned exceptions to this are by request only and will be evaluated individually by the course director.


The course

The course is taught by Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) in Enschede and St. Maartenskliniek (SMK) in Nijmegen, in cooperation with Roessingh Diagnostic Center (RDC), Enschede and Loop Expertise Center (LEC), Nijmegen:

  • Prof. Dr. J. Buurke, Dr. E. Prinsen, Dr. C. Nikamp (RRD, RDC); Dr. M. Nederhand, Dr. J. Fleuren (Roessingh, RDC)
  • Prof. Dr. A. Geurts, Dr. J. Nonnekes, J. Kamphuis, MSc (SMK, Radboudumc, LEC)

Students will receive a login code for the course website. This website allows access to study materials such as assignments and case descriptions.


Course dates and locations 2024

The program consists of 4 course days. In addition to these course days, the total study load consists of homework assignments after course days 1 through 3, in which the skills learned are further applied. The course dates in 2024 are:

  • Jan. 18, RRD, Enschede
  • Feb. 1, RRD, Enschede
  • May 23, SMK, Nijmegen
  • June 6, SMK, Nijmegen


Course overview and learning objectives

In the course there is ample opportunity to apply theory directly in practice in the form of active forms of work. Various syndromes such as CVA, muscular diseases, incomplete spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease are covered, with students working on the cases themselves. The course covers 3D measurement methods, including added value and interpretation of 3D data. However, working in a 3D lab yourself is not a requirement for attending the course. In addition to 3D methods, there is also plenty of attention for influencing and testing manipulations during a gait image analysis.



  • Brief review of basic concepts and terminology as applied in the course
  • Application of basic concepts such as kinematics, EMG and ground reaction force to case histories
  • Theoretical depth: 3D measurement methods and powers
  • Application of theoretical knowledge 3D data to case histories
  • Discuss results of individually worked out case histories from homework assignments
  • Application of theoretical knowledge powers/ground reaction power to case histories
  • Practical session in the gang imaging lab focused on 3D and powers
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to bilateral casuistry: interpretation effects of intervention
  • Discuss results of individually worked out case histories from homework assignment
  • Theoretical depth: Uni- and bilateral pathologies in relation to gait image analysis and role of the trunk
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to complexity in bilateral casework
  • Application of theoretical knowledge to role of trunk and balance
  • Discuss results of individually worked out case histories from homework assignment
  • Theoretical depth: effect interventions and manipulations and the use of walking aids
  • Application of theoretical knowledge mechanical, sensory and cognitive manipulations during gait image measurements

Cost and accreditation

€1595 per person incl study materials. This course is exempt from VAT.

There will be no final test/examination. A certificate of participation will be issued upon completion of the course. Accreditation for rehabilitation physicians (VRA) and physical therapists (SKF and KRF) is requested.


Information and registration

The course for 2024 has now started. To express your interest in a possible next edition, please send an email to stating "Deepening Course."

This course is subject to the "General Terms and Conditions for Courses". Please see