FYI: The Importance of Understanding Foot and Ankle Biomechanics

The organized actions of the foot and ankle complex are often overlooked and misunderstood in the fitness industry. This adaptive lever plays a critical role in almost every upright action from human locomotion to squats and lunges. With the advancement of the fitness industry and expanding role of the fitness professional, there is greater likelihood of encountering a client with foot pathology and foot compensations. To maintain competitive among your colleagues, it is imperative to gain a deeper understanding of the role the foot and ankle play in creating and modifying fitness programs.

Designed for the fitness professional who understands basic foot biomechanics, there is a course designed to take a closer look at the intricate biomechanics and intrinsic anatomy of the foot and ankle. This advanced course will demonstrate dynamic foot assessment, gait analysis and corrective exercises for the foot, knee and hip.

The next available offering on this advanced training will be this upcoming Sunday, May 1st, 2011 at Nimble Fitness in New York City. This curriculum offered from the Evidence Based Fitness Academy (EBFA) meets strict requirements set by Dr. Emily Splichal and the Education Review Committee. All courses under the EBFA name must be supported by research that is less than 2 years old, and follows the concept of evidence-based practice. All manuals are updated on a regular basis to present the most up-to-date data in human movement and exercise science.

Dr. Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy. With over 10 years in the fitness industry, Dr. Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to foot posture and foot strength. Dr Splichal is expert lecturer and TV personality with appearances on Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show & Good Day NY. Dr Splichal is sought after for her expertise in barefoot training, foot health and postural alignment. Dr. Splichal holds various Degrees and Certifications from the following: Doctor of Podiatirc Medicine (DPM), Master’s in Public Health (Fall Reduction), M.S. Human Movement, NASM-CPT, ACSM-Exercise Specialist.

For more information, visit the EBFA website!

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