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Optimising foot function for injury prevention and improved performance

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  • Overview

Expect to cover the following outcomes during this informative lecture:

  • What is optimal foot function
  • Why pronation and efficient propulsion are essential
  • Telltale signs of poor foot function



Emily Smith is a Sports Podiatrist with over 15 years clinical experience working with some of Australia's top athletes and teams including the Wallabies, NSW Institute of Sport, Bangarra Dance Theatre, NSW Swifts and GWS Giants AFLW. Emily is a Director of Sydney Sports Medicine Centre and the Podiatry Director of Balmain Sports Medicine, Sydney Sportsmed Specialists & St Vincent's Sports Medicine. Through her multifaceted experience, Emily developed a special interest in women's biomechanics which led to research into women's footwear and the underlying cause of high heel pain. Utilising advances in science and technology, Emily has pioneered a line of female-focused insole products that support healthy foot alignment without compromising shoe style.


Musculoskeletal, and Sport and exercise National Groups


Date of Live Event



CPD Hours

1.5 Hours


Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.