Dr. Emily Splichal

Emily Splichal

About Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global (formerly Evidence Based Fitness Academy), Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and Inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. With over 19 years in the fitness industry, Dr Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to barefoot science, foot to core integration and sensory integration.

The Science of the Somatosensory System: Modifying Mood, Memory & Movement

From mechanoceptors to proprioceptors human cognition, emotions and movement are controlled by the quantity and quality of sensory stimulation. Join Dr Emily as she explores the science of sensory sequencing and afferent stimulation as it relates to motor control and cognitive development. This session will empower all movement specialists with the language and specificity of the human somatosensory system, as well as provide tips and tricks to optimize a sensory environment for clients.


1. To describe the pathways of sensory input from mechanoceptors to the somatosensory system

2. To describe the link between vestibular, visual and tactile input in brain activation and processing

3. To demonstrate how to increase sensory input in clients who may be lacking sensory sensitivity


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