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The Role of functional & regenerative medicine in plantar fascitis

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

Often associated with overuse, insufficient footwear or over-pronation, plantar fascitis or heel pain is one of the most common conditions presenting to a Podiatrists or Movement Specialists office.

Join WebExercises presenting Dr Emily Splichal as she takes a look at the role of functional medicine and cutting edge treatment of chronic, non-responding plantar heel pain utilizing regenerative medicine.


Foot to core sequencing : the foundation to human locomotion

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

The average adult takes between 5,000 - 8,000 steps a day with each foot contact being associated with 1 - 1.5 times our bodyweight in impact forces. Join Podiatrist and Movement Specialist Dr Emily as she explores how the anticipation of impact forces and ground contact is the key to movement efficiency, optimal performance and injury prevention.

Take the concept of fascial tensioning, pre-activation training and neuro-sequencing to the next level with programming that will change your clients and athletes movement patterns forever. At the end of this webinar you will see gravity as your friend - not foe!


The Science of the Human lever : Internal fascial architecture of the forefoot

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

The Unique demands of the human foot during bipedal locomotion require an equally unique fascial architecture to transmit the associated dynamic forces.

Join Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily as she takes you through cadaver exploration of the internal fascial architecture of the human foot. From the plantar layers to the fascial webbing of the forefoot, this webinar will help you to greatly understand foot pathology and treatment options.


from primal to bipedal : the shaping of the human foot

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

Rolling and crawling are currently some of the hottest trends in fitness and corrective exercise programming. Despite the current popularity in these methods we cannot forget that we are still bipedal animals and that simply training primal patterns is not enough to restore the demands of bipedal locomotion.

Join Dr Emily as she explores the evolution of the human foot and how it was designed to meet the functional demands of walking. Learn how to integrate these concepts into your client programming and meet the demands of today's animal.


optimizing Power at push off : high gear vs low gear position

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

EBFA's focus on the great toe continues into our August webinar series as Dr Emily reviews the difference between a high gear and a low gear push-off and how optimizing push-off position influence power production.

Learn assessment techniques, common causes of altered push-off position and programming to restore optimal push-off position.


Fascial Movement Taping in podiatric sports medicine

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, optimal reaction time and loading response is critical in the prevention of many foot and ankle injuries in athletes.

Join Dr Emily as she explores the benefit of fascial taping in the prevention and management of foot & ankle sports injuries including plantar fascitis, achilles tendonitis, posterior tibial tendonitis plus more.

Learn how to prepare the body for movement through the fascial system and train athletes to be one step ahead of their movements!


beyond stretching! Trigger points & limited ankle mobility

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

Often taken for granted, ankle joint dorsiflexion is required for many activities of daily living (ADLs) including ascending/descending stairs, squatting and locomotion. The current gold standard of treatment for a client with limited ankle joint dorsiflexion is posterior group (calf) stretching. Learn why we must look beyond stretching. Join Podiatrist & Human Movement Specialist for this FREE 20 minute webinar to explore the role of Trigger Point Release for improving
ankle mobility.


Is Isolated Gastroc stretching adequate for plantar fascitis?

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

We take an average 5,000 - 8,000 steps a day with up to 1.5 times our body weight resonating with each step we take. With such repetitive use and abuse, our feet eventually will break down. One of the most common foot complaints in heel pain - with plantar fascitis being a frequent diagnosis. With over 10% of adults experiencing plantar fascitis it is inevitable that a fitness professional will encounter a client struggling with this painful and limiting condition.


More Effective calf stretching considerations for the over-pronated foot

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

Normal gait requires at least 10 degrees of ankle dorsiflexion, with maximum dorsiflexion occurring closed chain during late midstance. Limited ankle dorsiflexion due to isolated gastrocnemius tightness is a common symptom in the over-pronated foot type. But is classic closed chain calf stretches effective in this foot type? Surprisingly not!

Join Dr Emily Splichal as she reviews the latest research in closed chain calf stretching in an over-pronated foot type. Learn more effective techniques for improving results and make a positive impact on your client's ankle mobility!


Prevention & Treatment of ankle Ligament injuries in the young athlete

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

According to a Safe Kids Worldwide survey of emergency room visits, every 25 seconds a young athlete is admitted with sports injury.

Join Dr Emily for a webinar that challenges current ankle rehab programming to better integrate evidence-based concepts in barefoot science, small nerve proprioceptive training and minimalist footwear.


Understanding Athletic pubalgia & Pelvic imbalances in athletes

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

Often overlooked and misdiagnosed, pelvic and groin injuries have ended the career of many athletes. Commonly referred to as "sports hernia" or osteitis pubis, advances in diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive surgery have improved the correction and management of these musculoskeletal injuries.

Join Dr Emily as she explores the biomechanical and pathophysiological causes of pelvic imbalances in high performance athletes. Lean how fitness professionals and strength coaches can assess and integrate pelvic exercises to restore and optimize function within the pelvic joint.


Walking Gait Assessment the most functional movement assessment?

With Dr Emily Splichal, DPM, MS, CES

You Assess your client's squat and lunge, but how often do you assess their walk?

As one of the most functional movements we do everyday, walking should be the foundation to all functional movement screens.

Join Dr Emily as she explores the benefits and power behind the walking gait assessment as a movement screen in the fitness industry. Learn some quick tips on how to get started assessing your client's walking gait assessment!