The Neurology of Aging & Motor Control

Presented by Dr. Emily Splichal

Aging is an inevitable aspect of humanity that we cannot stop; however, with advances in science and our understanding of neuroscience there are now many daily rituals we can do which can dramatically slow down the aging process and ensure what is called movement longevity. Join Human Movement Specialist Dr. Emily Splichal as she explores the neurology of aging and how it relates to both the central and peripheral nervous system. Learn tips and tricks that can be used to optimize movement quality and coordination despite the aging process. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. To define the peripheral nervous system and how it's affected by age 

  2. To definate the somatosensory system and difference between proprioception & mechanoception

  3. To describe the different plantar foot nerves and what each is sensitive to

  4. To explain the common causes of diabetic neuropathy and how it impacts balance

  5. To explain the top balance hacks based on sensory science and the nervous system 


Dr. Emily Splichal, Functional Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist, is the Founder of EBFA Global, Creator of the Barefoot Training Specialist® Certification, Author of Barefoot Strong and Inventor of Naboso Technology. With over 20 years in the fitness industry, Dr. Splichal has dedicated her medical career towards studying postural alignment and human movement as it relates to barefoot science, foot to core integration and sensory integration.