Gravity & Human Movement
Friend or Foe?
One of the foundational concepts in human movement is that of energy transfer. During human locomotion, the energy transfer of one step into the next is directly related to the foot ground relationship. Join Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily Splichal as she explores how our relationship with gravity directly impacts the quality and efficiency of our movement patterns. Learn how enhance your relationship with gravity to make it your friend, not your foe.
- To define ground reaction forces and their relationship to gravity
- To discuss how the neuromuscular system loads and unloads the energy of impact
- To discuss how to optimize damping and transferring of impact forces
- To define common impact related injuries and how to address them through exercise
Dr Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global (formerly Evidence Based Fitness Academy), Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and Inventor of Naboso Barefoot Technology. With over 19 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 sensory integration.