• Location: Sydney West Sports Medicine Centre - 12N Parade, Rooty Hill, NSW 2766

Shin splints are a common cause of complaint for many athletes, especially for those who play sports that involve a lot of running. Join us at Sydney West Sports Medicine (SWSM) for this evening seminar as we 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


As a high level hockey player who suffered with ‘shin splints’ throughout her youth, Emily knows the importance of a practitioner who thinks outside the box and systematically approaches management. Her keen interest in sports podiatry came from her relief with orthotics in managing her shin pain, however wishes she knew then what she knows now about the importance of fundamental conditioning and appropriate training loads.

Having graduated in 2005 from University of Western Sydney, Emily pursued her career in sports podiatry and became a Director of Sydney Sports Medicine Centre in 2008. Her ability to think differently has earned Emily a role with the Wallabies 2011 World Cup squad, the NSW Swifts Netball and Bangarra Dance Theatre as well as a patient base spanning the Australian Defence Force, NSW Police and NSW Institute of Sport. Emily is passionate about helping individuals return to sport from injury efficiently and enjoys consulting with active people who are motivated to return from injury as a better performing athlete.

As a female who loves high heels, Emily has been on a mission to understand the underlying cause of high heel pain since her final year University project. In 2010, Emily made the breakthrough she was searching for, debunking all previous theories of high heel pain and pioneering a contemporary design of high heel insole support.

Amelia Hofer (aka Millie) is heading-up our newest clinic, Sydney West Sports Medicine. Millie’s background as an athlete and gymnast sparked her interest in Podiatry and was subsequently mentored by Trent Salkavich throughout her youth and studies. Millie has a passion for biomechanics and exercise rehabilitation and is currently undertaking part-time post-graduate study of Sports and Exercise Science. Millie loves to problem-solve complex injuries and is looking forward to servicing the Greater Western Sydney area with a contemporary approach to Podiatric assessment and management.

Millie is also one of our highly skilled Medi Pedi Studio technicians available for all your general podiatry needs including gentle and effective management of ingrown toenails, corns and callouses.

Registration is Essential

SMA Member – $10

Non Member – $20