Researcher biography

Dr Melinda (Franettovich) Smith's current research aims to improve our understanding of intrinsic foot muscle function in foot pain conditions. Her research interests and publications extend across several areas, including biomechanics associated with sport and running related injuries, biomechanical effects of interventions such as taping and orthoses, measurement of foot posture and mobility, gait-retraining and sports related concussion. She has clinical and research experience in various settings such as private practice, school aged sport, community and elite sporting clubs, the military and the Australian Institute of Sport.