FOOT AND ANKLE RESEARCH UNIT

Our team is an enthusiastic group of researchers and clinicians committed to improving the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of foot and ankle disorders.

Our main themes of research include:

  • Ankle sprain and instability
  • Musculoskeletal and sports injury
  • Orthoses and footwear
  • Lower limb biomechanics
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Paediatric orthopaedics
  • Diabetes and wound care

Facilities available include multiple dedicated research laboratories with three dimensional gait analysis, force and pedobarographic plates, proprioceptive and strength testing equipment, and functional performance space.

We have researchers and clinicians from a variety of disciplines including: physiotherapy, podiatry, exercise science, biomechanics, sports medicine, orthopaedics, neurology, genetics, and complementary medicine.