Articles by Dr Melinda Smith

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Evidence of intrinsic foot muscle training in improving foot function: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Issue 59 (October 2022)
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Evaluation of skeletal muscle activity during foot training exercises using positron emission tomography
Issue 56 (July 2022)
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Lower leg muscle structure and function are altered in long-distance runners with medial tibial stress syndrome: a case control study
Issue 50 (January 2022)
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Foot and leg muscle weakness in people with midfoot osteoarthritis
Issue 47 (October 2021)
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Foot stiffening during the push-off phase of human walking is linked to active muscle contraction, and not the windlass mechanism
Issue 41 (April 2021)
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Foot core training to prevent running-related injuries. A survival analysis of a single-blind, randomized controlled trial
Issue 38 (January 2021)
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Dr Melinda Smith

Researcher, PhD

Dr Melinda (Franettovich) Smith is a physiotherapist with a special interest in foot and ankle health, pain and injury. She is a Research Fellow at The University of Queensland and continues her clinical experience at Clem Jones Centre Physio and Rehab. She completed her PhD at The Australian Institute of Sport and has taught across several university programs. Her research spans sports and running related injuries, taping and foot orthoses, gait training and musculoskeletal imaging.