Compartment Pressure | The Secret to Preventing Impact Injuries?

Upon haring the words “compartment pressure” – what comes to mind? A majority of us may think of exertional compartment syndrome in runners or possibly compressive garments. Today’s blog is going to explore how our body – particularly the foot and lower leg – uses compartment pressure to efficiently transfer forces. After researching the concepts…

Barefoot Training Specialist® Training Beyond “Barefoot”

After wrapping up yet another incredible Barefoot Education TourI find myself in a state of happiness as I reflect on the past several days.   Each workshop I teach and each lecture I give my passion for the science of barefoot training and from the ground up movement increases. In early 2012 when I taught…

Can Toe Spread Sandals Enhance Foot Function? EBFA Research

Over the past several months EBFA has been busy conducting several research studies related to barefoot science, footwear and function.   One such study looked specifically at the benefit of toe spread sandals on overall foot function in subjects with mild to moderate bunion pain. Why Toe Spread?  Most of our favorite footwear favors an…

The Functional Impact of Navicular Drop

Anyone who has ever attended one of my workshops knows that I do not like the simple classification of foot types based on “high arch” or “flat foot”. This type of classification system is too simplistic and does not really tell the practitioner anything about the mechanics of the foot. Instead, in my BTS Level…

USA Barefoot Training Summit Featured Presenter – Loren Landow

We are just 3 weeks away from the first-ever Barefoot Training Summit this May 15 – 17 at Project MOVE in Littleton, CO.   I am very excited to introduce another one of our great presenters who will be sharing barefoot training drills and science at this unique three day event. Meet Loren Landow the…

Improving Movement Accuracy with Barefoot Science

For a dancer, athlete, surgeon or pilot – precision of movement is crucial to the success of their career.   Even the slightest deviation in movement accuracy can have devastating ramifications – not just to themselves but also others. Although the demands of the above movements may not apply to all of us, can we still…

Barefoot Training & Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 347 million people around the world are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus.  As the incidence of this disease continues to rise the importance of health and fitness professionals to play an active role in the prevention and management of diabetes has never been greater. As a Podiatrist one…

Dr Emily Releases BAREFOOT STRONG Book

After a year in the making I am proud to announce that I have finally release my 2nd book – BAREFOOT STRONG! The release of this book is a very exciting moment in my career and for the future growth of barefoot training and from the ground up programming within the health & fitness industry….