Articles by Dr Melinda Smith

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Intrinsic foot muscle size and associations with strength, pain and foot-related disability in people with midfoot osteoarthritis
Issue 74 (January 2024)
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Plantar intrinsic foot muscle activation during functional exercises compared to isolated foot exercises in younger adults
Issue 71 (October 2023)
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Barefoot running on grass as a potential treatment for plantar fasciitis: a prospective case series
Issue 65 (April 2023)
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Clinical consensus on diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the leg: a Delphi analysis
Issue 62 (January 2023)
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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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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.