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Evidence Based Fitness Academy’s (EBFA) foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the most effective programming for personal trainers, athletic trainers, movement specialists, chiropractors and physical therapists. Whether a client’s goal is corrective exercise, performance or weight management, barefoot and foot-specific training can create faster and greater results.


Learn the foundation for advanced concepts in barefoot activation, reflexive stabilization and movement efficiency. With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, this complex structure plays a critical role in the way in which our body stabilizes during dynamic movement.


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.


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 labral 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.



Prep the body for movement by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science, foot to core sequencing and reflexive stability via fascial lines.
Experience the latest in barefoot movement progressions, bodyweight training, small nerve
activation and fascial programming.

Dr Emily will show you how to survive the unnatural conditions of today’s shod society and optimize your client’s movement patterns. All demographics from Baby Boomers, to athletes, and weight loss clients will be addressed.

This Workshop is a combination of the following lectures and practical mini-workshops:

Foot to Core Sequencing: Explore just how integrated the foot is with proximal stability, efficient movement and force generation. Learn the neuromuscular, biomechanical and fascial interconnections between the foot and core. Try activation techniques and progressions that will change the way you look at movement.

Fascial Tensioning and the Bodyweight Athlete: 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. Experience concepts in fascial tensioning and fascial elasticity as it relates to both foot and hand strength. (workout)

Run Injury Free! Understanding Impact Forces: Explore how running-related injuries are linked to delayed or altered perception of impact forces and how foot to core sequencing can decrease the delayed loading response.

The Future of Proprioceptive Training: Small Nerve Stimulation: Say goodbye to unstable surfaces and hello to barefoot fascial training and small nerve stimulation as the most effective means for improving joint proprioceptive awareness.

Barefoot Baby Boomers: Explore how footwear and aging negatively impacts the sensitivity of plantar proprioceptors and how the theory of neuroplasticity, anti-aging science and barefoot training can be applied to this population.




Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, Barefoot Rehab Specialist® and BARE® Workout Certifications for healh and wellness professionals. With over 12 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.