Mastering the Plantar Aponeurosis (Fascia)
Understanding Anatomy, Function, Pathology & Treatment
The plantar fascia, or plantar aponeurosis, forms part of the deep fascia of the foot and provides a strong mechanical linkage between the calcaneus and the toes. Often associated with the windlass mechanism and tension based stability of the medial arch, the plantar fascia's role in foot stability extends much further than just the arch. Join Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, Dr Emily Splichal, as she takes a deep dive into the anatomy, composition, function and pathology of the plantar fascia. Reverse windlass, tie-bar mechanism, plantar plate and calcaneal periosteum are just a few of the concepts and structures that will be reviewed.
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.