Shin splints are a common cause of complaint for many athletes, especially those who play sports that involve a lot of running. Podiatrist, Matthew Roumanus joins SMA and Sydney West Sports Medicine (SWSM) for this evening seminar to discuss:
- Differential diagnoses
- Causes (outlining different forces acting on the area i.e. ground reaction, compressive and tensile forces)
- Tissue stress theory and subtalar joint rotational equilibrium theory
- Subjective/objective history (including gait observations)
- Treatment protocols and their goals (including loading, footwear, orthotics/wedging, offloading)
- Implications for other health practitioners in a multidisciplinary team
Matthew holds qualifications in both Podiatry and Health Sciences from the Universities of Sydney and Newcastle. In addition to these degrees, he has completed various other courses which focus on alternative Podiatry treatment and assessment protocols. Matthew is a member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, and Sports Medicine Australia.
Matthew has been able to bring a unique, holistic and comprehensive approach to the way he manages all issues, ranging from general Podiatry (including corns, callus, warts, fissuring, bunions, fungal nails, plantar fasciitis and athlete’s foot), Diabetes management and the prevention of microvascular and macrovascular complications, paediatrics and sports and injury management.
Whilst Matthew is very knowledgeable about the diverse nature of all common issues relating to the feet and knees, he has a special interest in the lower limb biomechanics, paediatrics (including growing pains and developmental milestones) and the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.
Registration is Essential
SMA Member – $10
Non Member – $20