Dr. Emily Splichal
About Dr. Emily Splichal
Dr Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global, Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and CEO/Founder of Naboso Technology. With over 20 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.
Understanding the Aging Foot and Its Effect on Movement
Every day 10,000 adults turn age 65 and enter one of the fastest growing sectors. With 65 as the new 50, many of these clients are looking to enjoy some of the best days of their lives. However thinning skin, arthritis, neuropathy, and fat pad atrophy can all impede their ability to walk, run, and enjoy their favorite activities. Join Podiatrist Dr Emily Splichal as she explores the common changes to the foot and how to offset these changes to enhance movement longevity.
1. To describe 3 of the most common changes that occur in the foot with age including impaired sensation, loss of fat, and intrinsic muscle atrophy
2. To explain how to build safe and progressive programming with the client that factors in common changes observed in the foot
3. To demonstrate footwear and surface modifications that accommodate the aging foot