Fascia for Power
To know the foot is to know movement. This week Dr Emily Splichal [@dremilydpm] explains the importance of the foot and how it directly affects biomechanics. But beyond the obvious linkage between foot strike and performance, Dr Emily educates The Crew on the evolution of the bipedal human from primate. She also explains how influential fascia is both in terms of kinetics and neuromuscular coordination. If you think training the foot is as simple as arch work and stability exercises, think again.
Bet you never thought you’d see the words “foot skin” in a Power Athlete post. We continue surprise you and our listeners not only with our edgy promos but also with our progressive minded guests. Enter Dr Emily Splichal [@DrEmilyDPM]. As a podiatrist, she is doing incredible things to improve human movement. She’s somewhat of a pioneer in the field as her interests lie in the relationship between the fascia found in the foot and our associated neurological response. If you you’ve had nagging hip, knee, or foot issues, this episode could explain how the rigidity of your foot on impact (or lack thereof) is contributing to your injury. Maybe the best part…Dr Emily agrees to assess The Crew’s feet in real time. Toe-tally worth a listen.
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You can find Dr Emily on instagram under the handle @DrEmilyDPM or visit her website EBFAGlobal.com.
John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.
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