Dr. Emily Splichal is a podiatrist, human movement specialist, and consultant, and a leader in barefoot science, rehabilitation, and performance. She is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, creator of multiple barefoot training courses, and inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. Dr. Splichal has more than 16 years in the fitness/performance field. She is actively involved in barefoot training research and education to improve athletic performance, reduce injury, and improve movement.
Dr. Splichal earned a B.S. in Biology/Forensic Science from Hamline University before getting her Doctor of Pediatric Medicine degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 2008. She added a master’s degree in human movement from A.T. Still University. She trained as a surgeon through Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY, and Mount Vernon Hospital in Mt. Vernon, NY. Splichal is currently enrolled in a Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine George Washington University.
Dr. Splichal gives us an in-depth look into the feet and their impact on performance. She shares her thoughts on how we coach and cue the feet in training and lifting movements. She dives into the critical muscles that support the arch and stiffness of the foot, and how to optimally train them for maximum performance and health.
In this podcast, Dr. Emily Splichal and Joel discuss;
- Training the foot for maximum speed and quickness.
- Toe gripping and potential outcomes related to performance.
- Cueing the foot to improve strength in the weight room.
- Drills to improve strength of the foot.
- Foot type most conducive to speed.
- The importance of foot and core being connected.
Podcast total run time is 52:36.
Dr. Splichal can be found at her website, and in a Friday Five interview on SimpliFaster.
Keywords: foot training, movement skills, speed, cueing