Emily Splichal Barefoot Training – Barefoot Training for Power – Barefoot Agility
In this lecture, podiatrist Emily Splichal explains how the muscles and bones of the foot and ankle work, and how we can use barefoot training to increase power and agility in clients and athletes.
“Proprioceptors, or the mechanoreceptors, on the bottom of the foot are extremely sensitive. They respond to texture, pressure, vibration and even skin stretch, so with every step we take, we stimulate these proprioceptors or mechanoreceptors on the bottom of the foot.” ~Emily Splichal
• What is Power? (3:15)
• Rear Foot Mechanics (6:45)
• Subtalar Joint Inverters (10:20)
• Barefoot Strengthening for Power (15:40)
• Activating the Inverters (20:40)
• What is Agility? (29:15)
• Improving Agility (32:35)
Emily Splichal is a podiatric doctor and movement specialist who works primarily with foot posture and foot strength, both clinically and in teaching workshops worldwide. She’s a barefoot training enthusiast, and teaches classes and trainings in barefoot training and postural alignment. For more from Emily, visit her at evidencebasedfitnessacademy.com.