Foot, Fascia and Food for Thought Summit (NZ REPS 5 CPDs)


These are the complete session recordings from the Foot, Fascia and Food for thought Summit – August 2020.







Topics for this course

8 Lessons8h

John Polley – Same, Same, but Different?

Whether you know it or not, you’re a myofascial trainer, or therapist. You can’t move a body, or manipulate a body, even in meditation, without interacting with the myofascial system. Humans ARE a myofascial system. Therefore, it’s very useful to understand the workings of this system to get the best results from it. Join JP as he takes you through the differences of training traditionally, training functionally and training myofascially, so you can appreciate what each style brings to the system and how to use these training styles to target best results for each client’s goals. JP is a master at using your body to demonstrate his words. You will FEEL the difference during this session, not just hear about it. You’ll take away cutting edge information and techniques, alongside a new direction to follow for those who wish to explore further. If you work with human beings, this session is for you!
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Dr Emily Splichal – Fascial Architecture of the foot and its link to Bipedalism?

The unique demands of the human foot during bipedal locomotion require an equally unique fascial architecture to transmit the associated dynamic forces. Join Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist Dr Emily, inventor of Naboso Technology, as she explores the different push off positions and how internal fascial architecture supports the power of the human foot.

Dr Emily Splichal – Pelvic Balance?

Pelvic floor & pelvic function workshops are not new within the fitness and movement industry, however what IS new is EBFA’s approach to this topic, which follows Dr Emily’s philosophy about fascial fitness, from the ground up movement and breath to pelvic floor connections. PELVIC BALANCE teaches the student to deeply understand the function of the integrated pelvic floor and its fascial attachments, to effectively assess pelvic function and develop integrated rehabilitation programming for the pelvis.

John Polley – Poetry in Motion?

Award-winning educator and international speaker, John Polley (JP), will share a story of how personalising your connection with movement and exercise will take you from some very dark places, to some enlightened and joyful ones. This keynote is about why and how we should all find ways to elicit joy from our activity, with the incredible benefits it brings to our mental, emotional and physical health. In this powerful speech, JP will share the formula to connect the millions of people who currently lack activity, back to movement. This compelling message is wrapped up in an emotional personal story which will move you, in more ways than one.

Gordon Cunningham – Movement Performance Therapy?

The session will provide you with an understanding of how to assess, treat and apply movement drills in your daily practice with clients of all age ranges suffering with common foot problems like plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, and unstable hips lacking control and stability. It will address issues of footwear, inactive working environments and sedentary lifestyles, providing you with movement strategies to complement hands on therapy and training techniques. Learn to apply drills, balance work on PlantarBeam™ and IASTM techniques. The importance of pressure, angle and application. Rebuild strength, structure and balance by then using loaded movement training to reintroduce functional abilities for your clientele.

Paul Edmonson – Movement, Mobility and Training with load in 3D?

The session looks at the difference between traditional load training and 3D movement training with a loaded implement. We explore the physiological differences between the two, why you should consider loading your short/mid/end ranges of motion in a variety of movement patterns, showcase some drills that pertain to the application of these benefits- and how it maps to serve the ‘user’ best in the game of life and sport.

Emma Goldstraw – Disordered Eating Behaviours – our industry, our clients?

When working with clients and their behaviours, the topic of food comes up almost instantly. Our individual relationship to food varies, we each have different food stories from childhood, it’s an emotional topic and disordered eating behaviours affect many of us. What does disordered eating look like? What can our industry do to improve our message around body image, health benefits and nutrition? How do you recognise disordered eating behaviours in your clients and how best to support them? Emma will provide content for the above questions during her seminar, providing you with an increased insight into disordered eating behaviours, equip you with tools to both improve what you do and in how you support others.

Corinne Austin – Healing in Motion?

After a day of super-charged learning it’s no doubt that your brains are ready for a break whilst your bodies are ready to move. Join Corinne as she takes you through a revitalising movement session that’ll include a diverse yet inspiring collection of activities. From breath work to mobilisation, from floor-play to cutting-edge healing techniques, Corinne will unleash some of her absolute favourites upon you in a way that’ll enable your body to feel mellow and free whilst at the same time enhancing the body’s natural healing abilities. You’ll be invigorating your body whilst also expanding your own tool box for use in your own practice.

Material Includes

  • Video access to 8 sessions
  • Student notes
  • Certificate upon completion
  • NZ REPS 5 CPDs

Target Audience

  • Personal Trainers
  • Movement coaches