LT 077 | Dr. Emily Splichal – Barefoot Training

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In Episode 077 of the LEO Training Podcast I sat down and interviewed Dr Emily Splichal. Dr. Emily Splichal is a Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, BarefootRx® and BARE® Workout Certifications for health and wellness professionals. With over 15 years in the fitness industry, Dr Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to foot function and barefoot training.

Dr Splichal actively sees patients out of her office in Manhattan, NY with a specialty in sports medicine, biomechanics and forefoot surgery.

Dr Splichal is actively involved in barefoot training research and barefoot education as it relates to athletic performance, injury prevention and movement longevity. Dr Splichal has presented her research and barefoot education both nationally and internationally, with her Barefoot Training Specialist® Program in over 28 countries worldwide and translated into 9 languages.

Due to her unique background Dr Splichal is able to serve as a Consultant for some of the top fitness, footwear and orthotic companies including NIKE Innovations, Trigger Point Performance Therapy, Aetrex Worldwide, Crunch Fitness and Sols.

Degrees/Certifications: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Master’s Human Movement (MS), NASM-CES, NASM-PES, NSCA-CPT

Here are some of the topics we discuss in this interview:

  • Dr. Emily’s education and background and how she became interested in barefoot training
  • Pronation/Supination/Neutral Foot
  • Barefoot Training
  • Common misconceptions and misunderstandings about Janda’s short foot
  • Triplanar movement of the foot
  • BareBiomechanics when walking
  • Why impact = vibration
  • Foot to Core and Fascial Integration
  • and much more!

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