Pain in Achilles tendon

Considering Collagen Composition in Connective Tissue Injury

As a Podiatrist one of the most common conditions we treat is heel pain. Whether it be Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis the success of patient recovery is highly dependent on the duration of their symptoms and the health of the connective tissue associated. Although I wish every patient presented to my office at the initial onset of symptoms unfortunately …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist

James Andrews Presentation

Dr. James Andrews Talks Excellence in Physical Therapy

Dr. James Andrews, who serves as Medical Director and Orthopaedic Surgeon for Auburn University Intercollegiate Athletics, Senior Orthopaedic Consultant at the University of Alabama, Senior Consultant for the Washington Redskins Professional Football team, Orthopaedic Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Rays Professional Baseball team and as the Medical Director of the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association), delivered the Keynote address …

James Andrews

Dr. James Andrews

Founding Member of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center and Co-founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI)

Barefoot Walking

Improving Movement Accuracy with Barefoot Science

Podiatrist Dr. Emily Splichal describes several concepts below including impact forces and movement accuracy. If you have patients who complain of chronic foot pain, we encourage you to share this article with them. Don’t forget about your peers who might also be interested in learning more about the topic as well.  For a dancer, athlete, surgeon or pilot – precision of movement …

Dr. Emily Splichal

Dr. Emily Splichal

Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist


Thinking Outside the Body: External Control Cues for Lower Limb Rehab

Motor Control – defined as “conscious (intentional) or unconscious brain activation to coordinate the trunk and/or limbs to perform a motor skill or action” – is a popular topic in movement performance and rehabilitative research. Research over the last 10 years seems to indicate that “external cues” (in which the individual’s attention is drawn an object or mental image outside …

Eric Dinkins photo

Eric Dinkins