Barefoot Rehab Certification
for Health & Fitness Professionals


The decision to become a Barefoot Rehab Specialist® is the first step towards joining our community of in-demand health professionals from around the world who have a solid understanding of foot function and barefoot science as it relates to rehab and injury prevention.

Movement Specialists - With the foot as the foundation to human movement, many movement dysfunctions treated by movement specialists integrate the foot.

By understanding and implementing barefoot science and from the ground up™ corrective exercise techniques, movement specialists will be able to confidently address all movement dysfunctions.

Physical Therapists, Podiatrists & Chiropractors - Evidence supports corrective exercise techniques using barefoot training as a powerful aid for patients with ACL injuries, low back pain, ankle instability, SI joint dysfunction, hip labrum injuries, and several other lower extremity imbalances.

Explore how barefoot science and from the ground up™ rehab can enhance the timing of muscle activation patterns and how this directly relates to the prevention of hip, knee, & foot injuries.

One of the hottest buzzwords currently in the health and fitness industry is "barefoot training". When we hear the words "barefoot training" most people immediately think about barefoot running and/or minimalist footwear.

What if I told you that the benefits and power behind barefoot science far exceeds running or walking barefoot or in minimalist shoes?

The Evidence Based Fitness Academy is an educational institution that is dedicated to changing the way the health and fitness industry look at foot & ankle function, human movement and barefoot science.

Our Barefoot Rehab Specialist® Program is designed to present the latest research in barefoot science as it relates to restoring foot function, muscle activation patterns and injury prevention.

Learn how barefoot training can change foot structure, improve neuromuscular activation patterns and reinforce integrated movement patterns of the lower extremity.

Want to learn more about barefoot training and the Barefoot Rehab Specialist® Program
created by the Evidence Based Fitness Academy?


BarefootRx® Rehab Specialist Level 1 - (12 hours) - $350 USD

As the foundation to all EBFA education the BRx Level 1 Certification sets the foundation for advanced concepts in barefoot activation, reflexive stabilization and movement efficiency. With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, this complex structure plays a critical role in the way in which our body stabilizes during dynamic movement.

In ths Level 1 Certification get ready to explore how to prep the body for movement by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science, foot to core sequencing and reflexive stability via fascial lines.
**Please note that all of the exercises and concepts of the BTS Program can be performed barefoot or in minimal shoes.
Learn concepts including:

  • Foot to core sequencing via short foot
  • Introduction to foot & ankle anatomy & biomechanics
  • Open chain & closed chain foot assessments
  • Foot function & fascial lines
  • Barefoot before shod programming
  • + more!

BarefootRx® Rehab Specialist Level 2 - (14 hours) - $400 USD

Further challenge your concept of from the ground up movement and foot to core sequencing with EBFA's Level 2 Certification. From heel strike to push-off, our foot dictates the way our body responds- and reacts- to every closed chain movement including walking, squatting and jumping.
In this advanced Level 2 workshop you will further explore the concept of foot to core as it relates to movement efficiency and the transfer of energy as it relates to gait. All attendees will learn the powerful assessment technique for walking and running gait.
Learn concepts including:

  • Advanced foot biomechanics including the great toe and first ray
  • Phases of the walking gait cycle
  • Walking & running gait assessment techniques
  • Innate loading response
  • The catapult effect and energy transfer
  • + more!

BarefootRx® Rehab Specialist Level 3 - (12 hours) - $350 USD

Join EBFA for our newest workshop in the BTS series. Get ready to take the concept of foot to core all the way to the hand. With foot as the basis of our fascial postural alignment and function, the BRx Level 3 Certification will explore the application of foot to core sequencing together with shoulder stability and grip strength.
Created by EBFA Founder and former gymnast Dr. Emily Splichal you will learn how to apply activation drills of foot to core and hand to core for more rapid stabilization of the shoulder joint and an improvement in grip strength.
Learn concepts including:

  • Functional anatomy of the foot and the hand
  • Body spirals of the lower and upper extremity
  • Activation sequencing foot to core for shoulder stability
  • Activation exercises to improve grip strength
  • + more!

Registration Fee: Price: $350 USD

(includes manual, FootScreen App, Barefoot Strong book, certification exam, t-shirt)
12 Hour Workshop

  • ACE 1.2
  • NASM 1.2

Registration Fee: Price: $400 USD

(includes manual, FootScreen App, Barefoot Strong book, certification exam, t-shirt)
14 Hour Workshop

  • ACE 1.4
  • NASM 1.4

Completing the BRx Program was like opening a whole new window into the world of human movement. Ever since BRx, I have become an avid observer of the feet and ankles - and understand that foot type can have a big impact on the risks and benefits of different exercise prescriptions

- A.R., California, USA

I would highly recommend Dr Emily's barefoot training courses to any health and fitness professional. I learnt a huge amount about integrated foot biomechanics and how the foot can have a global effect on how the rest of the body functions. I have found the content immediately applicable to my chiropractic practice and have been getting great results with patients who have started using the barefoot exercises in their pre/rehabs. Thanks QPEC for bringing such a great presenter to Brisbane.

- Miki H - Brisbane, QLD

The 'Evidence Based Bare Foot Workshop' exceeded expectations. A great mix of science, practical assessments and corrective strategies. Emily's passion and energy is inspiring and makes the two days an enjoyable plus highly beneficial experience. A great investment for any trainer who wants to take their business to the next level. I highly recommend it!

- Aaron Callaghan - New Zealand