Floor to Core

by Dr Emily Splichal

Join Dr Emily Splichal in better understanding foot anatomy, biomechanics, the fascial connection between your client's feet to the muscles of their core and how to properly strengthen and release the intrinsic and extrinsic muscles of their feet for proper function and pain reduction.

  • Understand the power of the human foot from a proprioceptive and neuromuscular perspective.
  • Take a journey to the centre of our stability and how our base and our feet are connected to that centre of stability.
  • Delve into the detailed anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic-hip complex and how this anatomy is connected to our feet.
  • Introduction to "Short Foot" and learn short foot exercises that are used to activate the deep front line. 
  • The concept of fascial tensioning explained and explored.
  • Learn better ways to incorporate diaphragmatic breathing and understand why its so important.
  • Know how to specifically target and activate pelvic floor muscles.
  • Learn which exercises directly connect your feet to your core and improve proprioception and coordination. 
  • Discover an activation workout perfect for rehab or the beginning of your sessions. 
  • How foot biomechanics can effect pelvic stability and mobility.
  • How the anatomy of the foot and ankle, specifically the anatomy of the subtalar joint relates to the frontal plane stability.
  • How to do a closed chain foot assessment 
  • Learn in depth foot specific programming 

Introduction to Floor to Core

Introduction to floor to core: Learning outcomes

Where is Our Centre of Stability

Understand the power of the human foot from a proprioceptive and neuromuscular perspective.

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Understanding Short Foot

Delve into the detail anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic hip complex and how this anatomy is connected to our feet.

Fascial Tensioning

Learn what short foot is, and what exercises are used to activate the deep front line and how to prescribe them.

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Understand the concept of facial tensioning and how the human body links together through our fascial trains.

Pelvic Floor Activation

Techniques for diaphragmatic breathing and understanding why its so important.

Floor to Core Exercises

Practice specifically activating your pelvic floor muscles.

Activation Workout

Progressing through to exercises that will directly connect your feet through your lower limb to your core.

Foot Biomechanics

Use this activation pattern to trigger your muscles at the beginning of your sessions or utilise them for rehab with clients.

Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle

In this section we are going to take a look at foot biomechanics and how this can affect pelvic stability

Closed Chain Foot Assessment

Understand the anatomy of the foot and specifically the anatomy of the subtalar joint and how it relates to frontal plane stability.

Foot Specific Programming

Analyse and assess the positioning and posture of the foot in a closed chain in four different standing positions.


Prescribe effective foot specific exercise programmes to benefit the entire chain from floor to core.

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Course Info

Nov 30, 2020
All levels
$ 99.00


Dr Emily Splichal

Dr Emily Splichal

Bio: Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist®, BarefootRx® and BARE® Workout Certifications and Inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. With over 16 years in the fitness industry, Dr Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to barefoot science, foot to core integration and from the ground up training.

Dr Splichal actively sees patients out of her office in Manhattan, NY with a specialty in sports medicine, functional medicine and regenerative medicine (www.dremilysplichal.com). Dr Splichal takes great pride in approaching all patients through a functional approach with the integration of systemic function, diet, vitamin supplementation and corrective exercise.

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 35 countries worldwide and translated into 12 languages.

Due to her unique background Dr Splichal is able to serve as a consultant and expert for some of the top fitness, footwear and orthotic companies including Aetrex Worldwide, Bunion Bootie, Crunch Fitness, Lissom Footwear, NIKE Innovations, PowerPlate USA, RAD Roller and Trigger Point Performance Therapy.

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