Barefoot Training Certification for Health and Fitness Professionals

Barefoot Training Specialist 2016 May

One of the hottest buzzwords currently in the Health and Fitness industry is “Barefoot Training”. When we hear the words “barefoot training” most people immediately think about barefoot running and/or minimalist footwear.

What if we tell you that the benefits and power behind barefoot science far exceeds running or walking barefoot or in minimalist shoes?

The Evidence Based Fitness Academy is an educational institution that is dedicated to changing the way the health and fitness industry look at foot & ankle function, human movement and barefoot science.

Our Barefoot Training Specialist Program is designed to present the latest research in barefoot science as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercise and athletic performance.

Learn how barefoot training can change foot structure, improve neuromuscular activation patterns and reinforce integrated movement patterns of the lower extremity.


Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1  |  CEU 1.2
6th May 2016  |  09:00 AM to 06:00 PM  |  $ 300

As the foundation to all EBFA education the BTS Level 1 Certification sets 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.

In the Level 1 Certification get ready to explore how to prep the body for movement by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science, foot to core sequencing and reflexive stability via fascial lines.

**Please note that all of the exercises and concepts of the BTS Program can be performed barefoot or in minimal shoes. Learn concepts including:

  • Foot to core sequencing via short foot
  • Introduction to foot & ankle anatomy & biomechanics
  • Open chain & closed chain foot assessments
  • Foot function & fascial lines
  • Barefoot before shod programming
  • + more!

Barefoot Training Specialist Level 2  |  CEU 1.4
7th & 8th May 2016  |  10:00 AM to 05:00 PM  |  $ 380

Further challenge your concept of from the ground up movement and foot to core sequencing with EBFA’s Level 2 Certification. From heel strike to push-off, our foot dictates the way our body responds- and reacts- to every closed chain movement including walking, squatting and jumping.

In this advanced Level 2 workshop you will further explore the concept of foot to core as it relates to movement efficiency and the transfer of energy as it relates to gait. All attendees will learn the powerful assessment technique for walking and running gait.

Learn concepts including:

  • Advanced foot biomechanics including the great toe and first ray
  • Phases of the walking gait cycle
  • Walking & running gait assessment techniques
  • Innate loading response
  • The catapult effect and energy transfer
  • + more!

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Educator Bio

Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy and Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, BarefootRx® and BARE® Workout Certifications for health and wellness professionals. With over 15 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.

Dr Splichal actively sees patients out of her office in Manhattan, NY with a specialty in sports medicine, biomechanics and forefoot surgery. Dr Splichal takes great pride in approaching all patients through a functional approach with the integration of full biomechanical assessments and movement screens.

Dr Splichal is actively involved in barefoot training research and barefoot education as it relates to athletic performance, injury prevention and movement longevity. Dr Splichal has presented her research and barefoot education both nationally and internationally, with her Barefoot Training Specialist® Program in over 28 countries worldwide and translated into 9 languages.

Due to her unique background Dr Splichal is able to serve as a Consultant for some of the top fitness, footwear and orthotic companies including NIKE Innovations, Trigger Point Performance Therapy, Aetrex Worldwide, Crunch Fitness and Sols.

Degrees/Certifications: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Master’s Human Movement (MS), NASM-CES, NASM-PES, NSCA-CPT


Register Your Interest with Us Now! Should you require further information get in touch with us at +65 9781-4215.

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