#89 — Better Athleticism via Foot-Core Connection w/Emily Splichal DPM

Dr Emily

As a Podiatrist, Human Movement Specialist, and Global Leader in Barefoot Science and Rehabilitation, Dr. Splichal has developed a keen eye for movement dysfunction and neuromuscular control during gait.

Originally trained as a surgeon through Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and Mt Vernon Hospital in Mt Vernon, NY, in 2017 Dr. Splichal put down her scalpel and shifted her practice to one that is built around functional and regenerative medicine.


Activation – walk barefoot 30 min/day.  Spikey ball 2x/d

Strength – muscles in foot.  “Core” of foot is fascially connected to body core and pelvis.  Forward lean.  Feet shoulder width apart.  Rock body forward…push toes to come back up.  Stand on one leg for 30 seconds.  Look for youtube videos for more.

Recovery – massage for feet to improve circulation.  5 minute foot release.  Stand on golf ball.

The ever curious athlete who demands answers.
About the Author
Curious athlete who demands answers. Husband to Susan ( Father of 3 daughters. Athletic pursuits over time, in reverse order: cycling, skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, triathlon, golf, tennis, football.

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