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
REPS: 3 CPD points
Introduction to floor to core: Learning outcomes
Understand the power of the human foot from a proprioceptive and neuromuscular perspective.
Delve into the detail anatomy of the lumbo-pelvic hip complex and how this anatomy is connected to our feet.
Learn what short foot is, and what exercises are used to activate the deep front line and how to prescribe them.
Understand the concept of facial tensioning and how the human body links together through our fascial trains.
Techniques for diaphragmatic breathing and understanding why its so important.
Practice specifically activating your pelvic floor muscles.
Progressing through to exercises that will directly connect your feet through your lower limb to your core.
Use this activation pattern to trigger your muscles at the beginning of your sessions or utilise them for rehab with clients.
In this section we are going to take a look at foot biomechanics and how this can affect pelvic stability
Understand the anatomy of the foot and specifically the anatomy of the subtalar joint and how it relates to frontal plane stability.
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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