Dr Melinda Smith - Faculty of Health Sciences (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Dr Melinda Smith commenced in 2009 as a lecturer in the School of Physiotherapy at the Australian Catholic University, Brisbane campus. She previously completed her PhD with the University of Queensland, based at the Australian Institute of Sport, investigating the effects of anti-pronation taping on neuromotor control of the lower limb and foot posture in individuals with exercise related leg pain. Her broader research interests include the aetiology and rehabilitation of lower limb overuse injuries, the lower limb kinetic chain and lumbo-pelvic function. Clinically, she has worked as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practices in Brisbane and Canberra with a particular interest in lower limb sports injuries.
Lower limb overuse injuries ; Taping ; Neuromotor control of the lower limb ;
Surface and Intramuscular Electromyography ; Measurement of foot posture and mobility ; Gait analysis ;