About the Presenter
Dr Emily Splichal, 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 takes great pride in approaching all patients through a functional approach with the integration of full biomechanical assessments and movement screens.
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
The decision to become a Barefoot Training Specialist® is the first step towards joining our community of in-demand health and fitness professionals from around the world who have a solid understanding of foot function, barefoot science and foot to core sequencing.
Athletic Trainers - EBFA foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the latest research as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercises and athletic performance. With no established guidelines on barefoot training protocol, this is the only workshop that will fully prepare athletic trainers to better integrate barefoot training and foot fitness into their athlete's programming.
Personal Trainers - EBFA foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the most effective programming for personal trainers. Whether a client's goal is corrective exercise, performance or weight management, barefoot and foot-specific training can create faster and greater results.
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.
Group Fitness Instructors - Looking to increase the challenge or creativity in a group exercise setting? By integrating barefoot training and foot-specific exercises, group fitness instructors are able to stand out among the competition while keeping their classes fun, fresh and effective.
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 difficulties. Explore how barefoot science can enhance the timing of muscle activation patterns and how this directly relates to the prevention of hip, knee, & foot injuries.
Why train barefoot?
One of the hottest buzzwords currently in the health and fitness industry is "barefoot training". As we explore the benefits of working-out sans footwear we must ask ourselves "Why?"
Why train barefoot when shoes seem to provide the support and shock absorption needed for optimal performance? The answer to this question lies in the function of the human foot.
With no established guidelines on barefoot training protocol, this is the only workshop that will fully prepare health and fitness professionals to better integrate barefoot training and foot fitness into their client's or patient's workout and rehab programming.
Created by Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily Splichal, the Barefoot Training Specialist® Program will change the way you look at human movement and athletic performance. This program will cover foot & ankle anatomy and biomechanics, foot assessment techniques, foot-specific programming for different foot-types, barefoot science and evidence-based barefoot training techniques and programming.
Benefits of becoming a Barefoot Training Specialist®
Increase your income potential with advanced corrective exercise training.
Promote yourself as a Barefoot Specialist in this niche market with the credibility and respect of the only Barefoot Training Certification.
Get listed on the EBFA’s "Find a Barefoot Training Specialist®" page to improve your local & national exposure.
Get access to the Evidence Based Fitness Academy Online Portal for the latest in barefoot training research, barefoot exercises and articles to further build your barefoot training knowledge.
Date: September 16-17, 2017
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm
Vancouver, BC (Venue TBA)
Limited registration, register early.
$549, Early registration (by April 15)
$649, Regular registration (after April 15)
REGISTER FOR THE COMPLETE BAREFOOT TRAINING SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 and SAVE BIG - $1347
Click on this link to Register for all three modules and get fully certified as a Barefoot Training Specialist
Register for Level 3 Here http://goo.gl/U1H1la
Course fee includes course manuals, t-shirt, breaks. Lunch is on own.
Event format: In person