Barefoot Training Specialist Certification at Chainstore – August 11th
As the foundation to all EBFA education the BTS Level 1 Certification sets the foundation for advanced concepts in barefoot activation, reflexive stabilization and movement efficiency. With the foot as the only contact point between the body and the ground, this complex structure plays a critical role in the way in which our body stabilizes during dynamic movement.
One of the hottest buzzwords currently in the health and fitness industry is “barefoot training”. When we hear the words “barefoot training” most people immediately think about barefoot running and/or minimalist footwear, but the benefits and power behind barefoot science far exceeds running or walking barefoot or in minimalist shoes. In ths Level 1 Certification get ready to explore how to prep the body for movement by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science, foot to core sequencing and reflexive stability via fascial lines. All of the exercises and concepts of the BTS Program can be performed barefoot or in minimal shoes.
In this full-day workshop, you will learn concepts including:
- Foot to core sequencing via short foot
- Introduction to foot & ankle anatomy & biomechanics
- Open chain & closed chain foot assessments
- Foot function & fascial lines
- Barefoot before shod programming
Who is this course for?
Athletic Trainers – EBFA foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the latest research as it relates to restoring foot function, corrective exercises and athletic performance. With no established guidelines on barefoot training protocol, this is the only workshop that will fully prepare athletic trainers to better integrate barefoot training and foot fitness into their athlete’s programming.
Personal Trainers – EBFA foot and barefoot education programs are designed to present the most effective programming for personal trainers. Whether a client’s goal is corrective exercise, performance or weight management, barefoot and foot-specific training can create faster and greater results.
Movement Specialists – With the foot as the foundation to human movement, many movement dysfunctions treated by movement specialists integrate the foot. By understanding and implementing barefoot science and from the ground up corrective exercise techniques, movement specialists will be able to confidently address all movement dysfunctions.
Group Fitness Instructors – Looking to increase the challenge or creativity in a group exercise setting? By integrating barefoot training and foot-specific exercises, group fitness instructors are able to stand out among the competition while keeping their classes fun, fresh and effective.
Physical Therapists, Podiatrists & Chiropractors – Evidence supports corrective exercise techniques using barefoot training as a powerful aid for patients with ACL injuries, low back pain, ankle instability, SI joint dysfunction, hip labral injuries, and several other lower extremity difficulties. Explore how barefoot science can enhance the timing of muscle activation patterns and how this directly relates to the prevention of hip, knee, & foot injuries.
Barefoot training can change foot structure, improve neuromuscular activation patterns and reinforce integrated movement patterns of the lower extremity, and that’s useful for anyone!