351 | The 4 Pillars to Improve Foot Health and Preventing Pain with Functional Podiatrist, Dr. Emily Splichal
The Optimal BodyApril 08, 2024
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351 | The 4 Pillars to Improve Foot Health and Preventing Pain with Functional Podiatrist, Dr. Emily Splichal

Stretching and strengthening may not be enough for Foot Health. Dr. Emily Splichal⁠⁠⁠ dives into the missing piece: sensory awareness! Describing the 4 pillars of foot health, she provides insight into the importance of sensory input through the feet, potential causes of neuropathy, and tools you can use to gain awareness in the feet. With a simple test to gauge your risk of falls, she provides simple methods to improve your foot proprioception and, ultimately, balance! From flat feet to high arches, she covers all our bases! Let's dive in!

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What You Will Learn in This Interview with Dr. Emily Splichal:

6:00 - The 4 pillars of the feet

9:12 - Why is it important for our feet to “feel”

11:40 - Sensory Conditions: Neuropathy

12:30 - How to gain awareness in the feet?

16:00 - Can’t walk barefoot? Here’s what you can do!

18:40 - Foot proprioception and its affect on balance

21:00 - Why single leg balance is so important

22:00 - How foot type affects single leg stability

25:25 - Orthotics have a time and place!

29:50 - Is it possible to get out of an orthotic?

34:20 - Higher arch foot type: Does foot shape equate function

38:46 - High Arches - do you need to strengthen the arch?

41:33 - Exercises for strengthening the foot

49:45 - Learn more with Dr. Emily!⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

To learn more about this episode⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠and view full show notes, please visit the full website here:⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://jen.health/podcast/351⁠

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