The foot is the only contact point between the body and the ground.
The 26 bones of the foot form a complex structure, which plays a critical role in the way in which our body stabilizes during dynamic movement.
We usually pay the most attention to the bones, muscles, and ligaments of the foot. However, the fascial lines of the feet are deeply integrated with foot functioning, and fascial tensioning and elasticity play an important role in how we perceive, store, and transfer forces during movement.
Join renowned author and feet specialist Dr. Emily Splichal for this 3-part course in which we explore the latest research on how our feet, fascia, and functional movement are even more integrated than generally realized.
Learn how the plantar foot layers are a fascinating fascial pathway of interconnecting fascial lines, which are intended for optimal foot function and human performance.
Also, learn how to gauge and train fascial elasticity in the feet in order to more effectively transfer forces through the feet and increase movement integration and foot efficiency.
Dr. Emily will also show how to enhance balance and proprioception by integrating yoga exercises for proprioceptive training of the small nerves of the feet to stimulate greater movement accuracy and lower fall risk.
What You Will Learn:
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 center of our stability and how our base and our feet are connected to that center of stability.
- Introduction to “short foot” and learn short foot exercises that are used to activate the deep front line.
- The concept of fascial tensioning is explained and explored.
- Learn better ways to incorporate diaphragmatic breathing and understand why it’s 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 affect 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.
This Course Also Includes:
- Yoga Practice Videos: Enjoy a yoga practice video with Emily that accompanies this course.
- Recordings of All Webinar Sessions: It’s generally acknowledged that many people only retain 10-20 percent of what they learn in a workshop. You will get access to the recordings of all webinar sessions – both MP3 (downloadable) and MP4 (streaming online), enabling you to go back and listen to the workshop as many times as you like.
- Transcripts of All Sessions: Ever wanted to refer to a certain part of a course? Even the best note-takers miss a point every so often. With the transcripts of the webinar sessions, you can go back and refer to particularly important passages or clarify sections you were in doubt about.
This course qualifies for 3 CEs with Yoga Alliance.