January 2012 - Barefoot Training Guidelines
Join Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist & Founder of the Evidence-Based Fitness Academy for this FREE 20 minute Webinar. Learn about the exciting new Barefoot Training Specialist® course from EBFA and how you can be at the forefront of the barefoot training movement. Through proper, effective and foot-type specific barefoot programming you can change the way you look at movement patterns and mobility.
February 2012 - Kinetic Chain Conditioning® with Mat Boule' (Posturologist & Osteopath)
Join EBFA for it's 2nd FREE Informational Webinar! Dr Emily welcomes Mat Boule' to discuss the concept of Kinetic Chain Conditioning for postural and movement dysfunctions. This 20 minute Webinar will explore the association between foot imbalances and upper extremity dysfunction with specific programming introduced.
March 2012 - Beyond Stretching! Trigger Points & Limited Ankle Mobility
Often taken for granted, ankle joint dorsiflexion is required for many activities of daily living (ADLs) including ascending/descending stairs, squatting and locomotion. The current gold standard of treatment for a client with limited ankle joint dorsiflexion is posterior group (calf) stretching. Learn why me must look beyond stretching - Join Podiatrist & Human Movement Specialist for this FREE 20 min webinar to explore the role of Trigger Point Release for improving ankle mobility.
April 2012 - Bells & Bare Feet: The Why Behind Barefoot Kettlebell Training
Join Dr Emily Splichal of EBFA and David Ganulin of Kettlebell Concepts for this FREE informational 20 minute webinar as we discuss the upcoming barefoot kettlebell training workshop in NYC. From improved proprioceptive feedback to integrated muscle activation, learn the "why" behind these two effective training techniques!
May 2012 - Is Isolated Gastroc Stretching Adequate for Plantar Fasciitis?
We take an average 5,000 - 8,000 steps a day with up to 1.5 times our body weight resonating with each step we take. With such repetitive use and abuse, our feet eventually will break down. One of the most common foot complaints is heel pain - with plantar fasciitis being a frequent diagnosis. With over 10% of adults experiencing plantar fasciitis it is inevitable that a fitness professional will encounter a client struggling with this painful and limiting condition.
June 2012 - More Effective Calf Stretching
Normal gait requires at least 10 degrees of ankle dorsiflexion, with maximum dorsiflexion occurring closed chain during late midstance. Limited ankle dorsiflexion due to isolated gastrocnemius tightness is a common symptom in the over-pronated foot type. But is classic closed chain calf stretches effective in this foot type? Surprisingly no!. Join Dr Emily Splichal as she reviews the latest research in closed chain calf stretching in an over-pronated foot type. Learn more effective techniques for improving results and make a positive impact on your client's ankle mobility!
August 2012 - Discovering Differentials: Approaching the Complex Client
One of the most important steps to creating effective corrective exercise programming is through a thorough assessment that rules out all possible differentials! Join Dr Emily & special guest Dr Perry Nickelston for another great webinar series "Discovering Differentials". This webinar both Dr Emily & Dr Perry will be presenting a couple of their most interesting and complex cases. Learn their thought process as they work up each patient/client!
September 2012 - Understanding Athletic Pubalgia & Pelvic Imbalances in Athletes
Often overlooked and misdiagnosed, pelvic and groin injuries have ended the career of many athletes. Commonly referred to as "sports hernia" or osteitis pubis, advances in diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgery have improved the correction and management of these musculoskeletal injuries.
Join Dr Emily as she explores the biomechanical and pathophysiological causes of pelvic imbalances in high performance athletes. Lean how fitness professionals and strength coaches can assess and integrate pelvic exercises to restore and optimize function within the pelvic joint.
October 2012 - Can Vibration Training Enhance Your Barefoot Programming?
Current evidence suggests that vibration training is effective in enhancing strength, power and athletic performance in humans. With plantar cutaneous receptors sensitive to vibrations, can this training technique be applied to a barefoot program? And if so, would your clients better improve proprioceptive feedback, increase ankle stability and reduce injury risk by integrating vibration training into their barefoot program?
Join Dr Emily as she explores the science behind vibration training and its role in exercise science and sports performance. Learn the benefits of this training technique and the advancing role of this modality.
November 2012 - Gluteal Function in the Transverse Plane
In his first presentation with EBFA, Kevin C Moore will discuss the function of the gluteal complex, in particular its role as a lateral stabilizer, and it's relationship with the other systems that influence gait, from the arch of the foot to the abdominal wall. He will also provide several simple strategies for developing awareness and functional strength in this critical area.
December 2012 - Joint Centration & Hip Dysfunction - with Dr Evan Osar
Tight hip flexors. Decreased hip rotation. Valgus knees.....These are just a few of the things that immediately come to mind if you were to ask most trainers about common patterns of hip dysfunction. In this EBFA webinar, Dr Evan Osar joins us to look at what may be the greatest drivers of hip dysfunction and hip arthritis – the loss of optimal joint centration.
January 2013 - Barefoot Rx: Solutions to Common Barefoot Running Injuries
Join Barefoot Training Specialist & Podiatrist, Dr Emily for an educational webinar that looks at evidence-based solutions to the most common barefoot running injuries. As a medical expert for The Barefoot Runner's Society and having treated hundreds of runners, Dr Emily shares the "why" behind stress fractures, achilles tendonitis and top of foot pain.
February 2013 - Psoas Sequencing & Pelvic Stabilization
Kevin Moore of Studio 2 Pilates in Hong Kong is back! Join us as we explore the science of the psoas major. Best known for its function in hip flexion, research has shown that this muscle actually plays a key role in hip stabilization and pelvic floor activation.
March 2013 - When to mobilize? When to stabilize? New insights in movement dysfunction.
Tightness is often blamed for a significant number of movement dysfunction issues. But did you know that restricted movement can result even when tightness is non-existent? Join EBFA and guest educator, Chris McGrath of Movement First, as we explore how poor stability can restrict movement and "disguise" itself as tightness.
As health and fitness professionals, it is imperative that we uncover the true issues for movement dysfunction without making assumptions. This webinar will focus on problem solving strategies that will help you determine if your client has a mobility issue or a stability issue and explore ways that you can ensure you are providing the right approach.
April 2013 - Barefoot Science: A Role in the Rehab Setting?
As we enter 2013, the top of barefoot running and training is still hot! As researchers continue to explore the benefits of running / training without shoes - can we begin to apply these concepts in the corrective exercise and rehab setting?
Join Dr Emily as she explores the latest in barefoot science and specifically the power behind this training technique in the rehab setting. From clients with ankle instability to patients with SI joint dysfunction, learn the vast applications of barefoot training.
May 2013 - Movement-Based Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology Taping has long been a technique used by clinicians and athletes worldwide. It wasn’t until the 2008 Olympics and especially the 2012 Olympics that the public began to learn more about this innovating technique.
The philosophy is to target the human body’s largest organ; the skin; and use it as a modality for healing. By creating a lift, decompressing the subcutaneous layer, offering increased proprioception we can make significant changes to function.
Join Rick Daigle of Medical Minds in Motion as discusses the philosophy behind the tape and how we use a movement based assessment formula for driving the use of Kinesiology Tape.