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The Barefoot Advantage: Understanding Surface Science

with Dr Emily Splichal

Mar 22, 2017 at 9:00 PM to 10:00PM EDT

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The skin on the bottom of the foot is the gateway between the ground and the nervous system. Evolution and neurophysiology require plantar peripheral stimulation for central proximal stabilization.

Join Dr Emily, Podiatrist and Inventor of Naboso Technology, as she explores how understanding surface science can enhance your client, patient and athlete programming. From shoes to surfaces we must carry the barefoot advantage and the concept of small nerve proprioceptive stimulation.

Learn how surface science impacts:

- stabilization rates
- landing techniques
- force production
+ more!

 

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EBFA Educational Webinar Archive


Run Injury Free: Understanding Impact Forces with Dr Emily Splichal

From cardiovascular benefits to weight loss, running is one of the most common forms of exercise. But did you know that over 70% of runners will experience an overuse-related injury?

Join us as we host Dr. Emily Splichal, podiatrist and founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Acadamy (EBFA). Learn about running-related injuries and simple techniques you can apply to prevent and treat. Topics to be covered include:

  • Explore how running-related injuries are linked to delayed or altered perception of impact forces
  • Learn the association between vibration, fascial tensioning and the transfer of potential energy
  • Discover the power of foot to core sequencing via short foot activation and how to integrate this exercise into your programming
  • Understand how to build from the ground up programming to reduce impact related injuries in runners

Current Trends in (Bare) Foot Research & Client Programming with Dr Emily Splichal

(Bare) foot research and the concept of foot strength in function and performance is not a new topic - however - advances in research provide increasing evidence for the need to incorporate barefoot science into all our client and athlete programming.

Join EBFA Founder Dr Emily as she reviews all the latest research in foot function, barefoot science, local stabilization and fascial integration - including tips for for effective and evidence-based exercises.


Fascial Tensioning & the Bodyweight Athlete with Dr Emily Splichal

Fascia and tensegrity take on a whole new meaning as a bodyweight athlete. From faster joint stability to more efficient transfer of forces, tapping into the fascial system is the linchpin to optimizing performance.

Join Dr. Emily as she explores concepts in fascial tensioning and fascial elasticity as it relates to both foot and hand strength. After this workshop you be both barefoot strong and grip strong!


Role of Compression Apparel in Movement Efficiency with Dr Emily Splichal

Is compression wear the secret to improving athletic performance? Or is this apparel all a fad?

Join Dr Emily as she reviews the science of movement efficiency and whether compression apparel and sleeves can give the athlete a competitive edge.

Learn when and where to use compression while screening which clients or athletes it is most appropriate for.


Run Injury Free! Activate the Innate Loading Response with Dr Emily Splichal

From cardiovascular benefits to weight loss, running is one of the most common forms of exercise. But did you know that over 70% of runners will experience an overuse-related injury?

The cause for these injuries? A delay in the loading response!

Join Dr Emily as she explores the innate loading response and how to decrease risk of running-related injuries by tapping into this neuromuscular response system. Learn simple techniques you can apply on your runners or yourself right away!


Barefoot Training and the Shod Athlete with Dr Emily Splichal

Robbins et al. demonstrated that shod athletes had a higher foot and ankle injury risk compared to barefoot athletes - yet footwear seems to provide the traction and "stability" needed for certain shod sports.

Join Dr Emily as she explores the role footwear plays in injury risk and challenges modern footwear design with advances in barefoot science. Learn the benefits of integrating barefoot activation and small nerve stimulation in the shod athlete to reduce injury and improve performance!


Barefoot Training Guidelines. Are they necessary? with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Bells & Bare Feet: The Why Behind Barefoot Kettlebell Training with Dr Emily Splichal

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!


Can Vibration Training Enhance Your Barefoot Programming? with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Barefoot Rx: Solutions to Common Barefoot Running Injuries with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Barefoot Science: A Role in the Rehab Setting? with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Foot to Core Sequencing | The Foundation to Human Locomotion with Dr Emily Splichal

Often associated with overuse, insufficient footwear or over-pronation, plantar fasciitis or heel pain is one of the most common conditions presenting to a Podiatrists or Movement Specialists office.

Join WebExercises presenting Dr. Emily Splichal as she takes a look at the role of functional medicine and cutting edge treatment of chronic, non-responding plantar heel pain utilizing regenerative medicine.


The Science of the Human Lever | Internal Fascial Architecture of the Forefoot with Dr Emily Splichal

RThe unique demands of the human foot during bipedal locomotion require an equally unique fascial architecture to transmit the associated dynamic forces.

Join Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily as she takes you through cadaver exploration of the internal fascial architecture of the human foot. From the plantar layers to the fascial webbing of the forefoot, this webinar will help you to greatly understand foot pathology and treatment options.


From Primal to Bipedal: The Shaping of the Human Foot with Dr Emily Splichal

Rolling and crawling are currently some of the hottest trends in fitness and corrective exercise programming. Despite the current popularity in these methods we cannot forget that we are still bipedal animals and that simply training primal patterns is not enough to restore the demands of bipedal locomotion.

Join Dr Emily as she explores the evolution of the human foot and how it was designed to meet the functional demands of walking. Learn how to integrate these concepts into your client programming and meet the demands of today's animal.


Optimizing Power at Push Off | High Gear vs Low Gear Position with Dr Emily Splichal

EBFA's focus on the great toe continues into our August webinar series as Dr Emily reviews the difference between a high gear and a low gear push-off and how optimizing push-off position influence power production.

Learn assessment techniques, common causes of altered push-off position and programming to restore optimal push-off position.


Fascial Movement Taping in Podiatric Sports Medicine with Dr Emily Splichal

With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, optimal reaction time and loading response is critical in the prevention of many foot & ankle injuries in athletes.   

Join Dr Emily as she is explores the benefit of fascial taping in the prevention and management of foot & ankle sports injuries including plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis plus more.    

Learn how to prepare the body for movement through the fascial system and train athletes to be one step ahead of their movements!


Beyond Stretching! Trigger Points & Limited Ankle Mobility with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Is Isolated Gastroc Stretching Adequate for Plantar Fasciitis? with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


More Effective Calf Stretching Considerations for the Over-Pronated Foot with Dr Emily Splichal

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!


Prevention & Treatment of Ankle Ligament Injuries in the Young Athlete with Dr Emily Splichal

According to a Safe Kids Worldwide survey of emergency room visits, every 25 seconds a young athlete is admitted with a sports injury.

Join Dr Emily for a webinar that challenges current ankle rehab programming to better integrate evidence-based concepts in barefoot science, small nerve proprioceptive training and minimalist footwear.


Understanding Athletic Pubalgia & Pelvic Imbalances in Athletes with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Walking Gait Assessment The most functional movement assessment? with Dr Emily Splichal

You assess your client's squat and lunge, but how often do you assess their walk?

As one of the most functional movements we do everyday, walking should be the foundation to all functional movement screens. Join Dr Emily for as she explores the benefits and power behind the walking gait assessment as a movement screen in the fitness industry.

Learn some quick tips on how to get started assessing your client's walking gait assessment!



Centration: Stabilizing the Upper Extremity with Dr Evan Osar

EBFA's exploration into grip strength continues as we invite Dr Evan Osar, DC back to our educational webinar series.

Join Dr Osar as he explores the concept of joint centration and how shoulder stability can greatly influence wrist function and grip strength.

If you are new to the concept of joint centration or looking to advance your understanding of shoulder & hand integration then you will not want to miss this webinar!

Join Kevin C Moore as he explores how performance and treatment might be advanced by supplementing the left/right anatomical model with a clockwise/counterclockwise force model.


The Asymmetrical Advantage: Exploring the Bilateral Model of Human Movement with Kevin C Moore

Have you ever wondered, if humans are bilateral, why do we have a "stronger side”?

Join Kevin C Moore as he explores how performance and treatment might be advanced by supplementing the left/right anatomical model with a clockwise/counterclockwise force model.

This webinar is a teaser for Kevin's presentations at the 2015 Barefoot Training Summit in Delhi, India.


The Abdominal Obliques Linchpins to Optimal Function and Performance with Dr Perry Nickelston

Dysfunctional obliques rarely if ever hurt, but they cause havoc in the system. Join Dr Perry of Stop Chasing Pain as he explores the role of the abdominal obliques in the movement subsystems of the body.

Learn the impact dysfunctional obliques have on gait patterning and fascial sling dynamics, as well as how they are linked to thoracic spine mobility restrictions and chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Review the anatomical and functional role of the internal and external obliques and why the internal oblique should be considered part of the intrinsic stability system.

Finally learn why Dr. Perry says, 'if you have musculoskeletal pain, you have an oblique problem.' Special attention will be made to the Pallof Press and side bending assessment.


Foot to Core Sequencing: An Anatomist's Approach with Dr Kathy Dooley

With the foot as the foundation to human upright posture, it is not surprising that this complex structure is integral for optimal core activation. Join Dr. Kathy Dooley, chiropractor, anatomist, and movement specialist, as she discusses the importance of foot movement on proper sequencing of abdominal musculature.

Listen in as Dr. Dooley shares insights on her experience with human dissection of these structures and clinical correlates between the foot and core musculature.


Yoga Correctives for the Lower Extremity with Dr Emily Kiberd DC

A reported 20.4 million Americans now practice yoga everyday. As more people experience the benefits of improved balance, increased flexibility and strength, yoga related injuries are at an all time high. Dysfunctional movement patterns carry over into the yoga practice and can either be corrected or amplified.

Join Urban Wellness Clinic’s Emily Kiberd DC on how to develop a keen eye for common yoga misalignments, learn alignment cues that can be given in any pose to enhance the benefits of the practice, and how yoga can be incorporated into a functional movement rehab program.


Primal Rehab for Reflexive Core Stability With Stop Chasing Pain's Dr Perry Nickelston

Joint Stop Chasing Pain's Dr Perry Nickelston as he explores how dysfunctional sequencing of the intrinsic core impacts choreography of movement and contributes to musculoskeletal pain.

Learn the role of the diaphragm, pelvic floor, transverse abdominals, multifidi in IAP stabilization, as well as the integration of the thoracolumbar fascia, internal obliques and deep neck flexors to lumbo pelvic hip complex mechanics. 

Understand how to use ground-based neuro-developmental patterns to reset core strength and take the EMERGENCY BRAKE off movement!


Spring Loaded Assessing the Knee through Tibial Rotation with Kevin Moore

There is increasing awareness in the fitness and movement therapy communities that each and every joint must be assessed in three dimensions. Despite this, the knee is still frequently pigeonholed as a linear, frontal-plane joint when, in fact, it has more in common with a coil than a hinge.

Join Barefoot Training Specialist® Master Instructor, Kevin Moore for his latest presentation for the EBFA webinar series where he will discuss the transverse-plane aspect of the knee by focusing on tibial rotation: the mechanism by which potential energy from the foot is converted into kinetic energy and, ultimately, propulsion.


Movement-Based Kinesiology Taping with Rick Daigle

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.


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.


Discovering Differentials Approaching the Complex Client with Drs Perry Nickelston & Emily Splichal

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!


Gluteal Function in the Transverse Plane The Linchpin of Bipedal Mobility with Kevin Moore

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.


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.


Psoas Sequencing & Pelvic Stabilization with Kevin Moore

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.


When to mobilize? When to stabilize? New insights in movement dysfunction. with Chris McGrath

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.


Improving Joint Centration 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.


Reviewing the Science of Functional Aging for Mature Adults with Cody Sipe, PhD

Many myths and misconceptions permeate the fitness industry when it comes to training older adults. Even current exercise guidelines, training programs and certification programs reinforce these myths by focusing on improving the health and general fitness of older adults with little attention paid to improving functional performance.


Foot to Core Sequencing | The Foundation to Human Locomotion with Dr Emily Splichal

The average adult takes between 5,000 - 8,000 steps a day with each foot contact being associated with 1 - 1.5 x our bodyweight in impact forces. Join Podiatrist and Movement Specialist Dr Emily as she explores how the anticipation of impact forces and ground contact is the key to movement efficiency, optimal performance and injury prevention.

Take the concept of fascial tensioning, pre-activation training and neuro-sequencing to the next level with programing that will change your clients and athletes movement patterns forever. At the end of this webinar you will see gravity as your friend - not foe!


A Functional Approach to the Anterior Pubic Joint Applications in Abductor Strains & Athletic Pubalgia with Dr Emily Splichal

To date some of the most frustrating and frequently misdiagnosed injuries are those to the anterior pubic joint.

Join Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily Splichal as she takes a functional approach to chronic anterior pelvic pain and its association with lumbopelvic hip micro-instability and delayed local stabilization pathways.

Learn some of the common exercises and progressive programming Dr Emily uses with her patients as well as her own personal experience with athletic pubalgia.


Lumbar Lordosis: The Evolutionary Advantage for Human Locomotion with Dr Emily Splichal

The human system seeks homeostasis and efficiency. These concepts carry over into walking and the evolution of bipedal locomotion.

Dr Emily explores how the unique spinal curvatures of the human spine - namely lumbar lordosis - are critical to the energy transfer characteristic of bipedal locomotion.

Review the concept of the "spine engine" as it relates to gait and how thoracic spine mobility is essential to optimal function.


Optimizing Power at Push Off | High Gear vs Low Gear Position with Dr Emily Splichal

EBFA's focus on the great toe continues into our August webinar series as Dr Emily reviews the difference between a high gear and a low gear push-off and how optimizing push-off position influence power production.

Learn assessment techniques, common causes of altered push-off position and programming to restore optimal push-off position.


Understanding Athletic Pubalgia & Pelvic Imbalances in Athletes with Dr Emily Splichal

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.


Walking Gait Assessment The most functional movement assessment? with Dr Emily Splichal

You assess your client's squat and lunge, but how often do you assess their walk?

As one of the most functional movements we do everyday, walking should be the foundation to all functional movement screens. Join Dr Emily for as she explores the benefits and power behind the walking gait assessment as a movement screen in the fitness industry.

Learn some quick tips on how to get started assessing your client's walking gait assessment!





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