Dr Milena Simic

PhD (The University of Melbourne), BPhysio(Hons) (La Trobe University)
Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9254
Fax +61 2 9351 9278

Website Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Biographical details

Dr Milena Simic completed her physiotherapy and honours degrees at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Her honours research evaluated risk taking behaviour and injury rates amongst adolescent football players. At the University of Melbourne, she undertook a PhD degree focusing on conservative biomechanical interventions for people with knee osteoarthritis. Primarily, her research involved gait modification strategies with use of real-time biofeedback for load reduction in the knee, which may hold the potential to slow progression of disease.

Teaching and supervision

Unit of study coordinator: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy II/B for the undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2013

  • 1000 Norms Project: A deeper understanding of human variation; Burns J, Refshauge K, Raymond J, Nicholson L, Vanicek N, Ferreira P, Hiller C, Nightingale E, Simic M, Huebscher M, Mousavi S, Rose K, Pourkazemi F, Sman A, Fong Yan A, Wegener C; Australian Podiatry Education & Research Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Fransen, M., Simic, M., Harmer, A. (2014). Determinants of MSK health and disability: Lifestyle determinants of symptomatic osteoarthritis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, Article in Press(DOI: 10.1016/j.berh.2014.07.002). [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Wrigley, T., Hinman, R., Hunt, M., Bennell, K. (2013). Altering foot progression angle in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effects of varying toe-in and toe-out angles are mediated by pain and malalignment. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(9), 1272-1280. [More Information]
  • Hinman, R., Hunt, M., Simic, M., Bennell, K. (2013). Exercise, Gait Retraining, Footwear and Insoles for Knee Osteoarthritis. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, Published online: 16 January 2013, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Hinman, R., Bardin, L., Simic, M., Bennell, K. (2013). Medial arch supports do not significantly alter the knee adduction moment in people with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(1), 28-34. [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Hunt, M., Bennell, K., Hinman, R., Wrigley, T. (2012). Trunk lean gait modification and knee joint load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effect of varying trunk lean angles. Arthritis Care and Research, 64(10), 1545-1553. [More Information]
  • Thorlund, J., Creaby, M., Simic, M., Hunt, M., Bennell, K., Ageberg, E. (2011). Clinically assessed mediolateral knee motion: Impact on gait. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 21(6), 515-520. [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Bennell, K., Hunt, M., Wrigley, T., Hinman, R. (2011). Contralateral cane use and knee joint load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effect of varying body weight support. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 19(11), 1330-1337. [More Information]
  • Hunt, M., Simic, M., Hinman, R., Bennell, K., Wrigley, T. (2011). Feasibility of a gait retraining strategy for reducing knee joint loading:Increased trunk lean guided by real-time biofeedback. Journal of Biomechanics, 44(5), 943-947. [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Hinman, R., Wrigley, T., Bennell, K., Hunt, M. (2011). Gait modification strategies for altering medial knee joint load: A systematic review. Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 63(3), 405-426. [More Information]
  • Ageberg, E., Bennell, K., Hunt, M., Simic, M., Roos, E., Creaby, M. (2010). Validity and inter-rater reliability of medio-lateral knee motion observed during a single-limb mini squat. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11, Article number 265. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Simic, M., Hunt, M., Bennell, K., Hinman, R., Wrigley, T. (2011). Increased trunk lean gait modifi cation for medial knee load reduction in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Wrigley, T., Simic, M., Hunt, M., Hinman, R., Bennell, K. (2009). Real-time movement biofeedback for walking gait modification in knee osteoarthritis. 2009 Virtual Rehabilitation International Conference, Haifa: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

2014

  • Fransen, M., Simic, M., Harmer, A. (2014). Determinants of MSK health and disability: Lifestyle determinants of symptomatic osteoarthritis. Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, Article in Press(DOI: 10.1016/j.berh.2014.07.002). [More Information]

2013

  • Simic, M., Wrigley, T., Hinman, R., Hunt, M., Bennell, K. (2013). Altering foot progression angle in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effects of varying toe-in and toe-out angles are mediated by pain and malalignment. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(9), 1272-1280. [More Information]
  • Hinman, R., Hunt, M., Simic, M., Bennell, K. (2013). Exercise, Gait Retraining, Footwear and Insoles for Knee Osteoarthritis. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, Published online: 16 January 2013, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Hinman, R., Bardin, L., Simic, M., Bennell, K. (2013). Medial arch supports do not significantly alter the knee adduction moment in people with knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(1), 28-34. [More Information]

2012

  • Simic, M., Hunt, M., Bennell, K., Hinman, R., Wrigley, T. (2012). Trunk lean gait modification and knee joint load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effect of varying trunk lean angles. Arthritis Care and Research, 64(10), 1545-1553. [More Information]

2011

  • Thorlund, J., Creaby, M., Simic, M., Hunt, M., Bennell, K., Ageberg, E. (2011). Clinically assessed mediolateral knee motion: Impact on gait. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 21(6), 515-520. [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Bennell, K., Hunt, M., Wrigley, T., Hinman, R. (2011). Contralateral cane use and knee joint load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis: the effect of varying body weight support. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 19(11), 1330-1337. [More Information]
  • Hunt, M., Simic, M., Hinman, R., Bennell, K., Wrigley, T. (2011). Feasibility of a gait retraining strategy for reducing knee joint loading:Increased trunk lean guided by real-time biofeedback. Journal of Biomechanics, 44(5), 943-947. [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Hinman, R., Wrigley, T., Bennell, K., Hunt, M. (2011). Gait modification strategies for altering medial knee joint load: A systematic review. Arthritis Care & Research. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 63(3), 405-426. [More Information]
  • Simic, M., Hunt, M., Bennell, K., Hinman, R., Wrigley, T. (2011). Increased trunk lean gait modifi cation for medial knee load reduction in people with medial knee osteoarthritis. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

2010

  • Ageberg, E., Bennell, K., Hunt, M., Simic, M., Roos, E., Creaby, M. (2010). Validity and inter-rater reliability of medio-lateral knee motion observed during a single-limb mini squat. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11, Article number 265. [More Information]

2009

  • Wrigley, T., Simic, M., Hunt, M., Hinman, R., Bennell, K. (2009). Real-time movement biofeedback for walking gait modification in knee osteoarthritis. 2009 Virtual Rehabilitation International Conference, Haifa: (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. [More Information]

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