Meet The Author


Dr Emily Splichal, Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the mind behind Barefoot Strong. With a spirit to challenge conformity, Dr Splichal has taken her conventional Podiatric Medical degree and combined it with years of experience and expertise in human movement and sensory science.

Dr Splichal believes that our experience in this world is built around sensory stimulation and our ability to process, perceive and integrate this information effectively. Since 2012 Dr Splichal has been traveling the world to share her unique approach to human movement, foot function and barefoot science. Having taught in 35 countries and to 20,000 professionals, Dr Splichal has quickly become a global leader in barefoot training and rehabilitation.

“Life is sensory. ¬†This means that all our movement patterns are fed by and led by sensory stimulation. ¬† Sufficient sensory stimulation must enter the body to create proper motor patterns”

-Dr Emily Splichal