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Career Summary

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 07/11/2012
  • Bachelor of Podiatry (Hons), La Trobe University, 11/12/2006
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of East Anglia - UK, 09/07/1981
  • Bachelor of Podiatry, La Trobe University, 02/02/2006

Research

Research keywords

  • Falls and balance
  • Podiatry

Research expertise

Preventing falls and improving balance in older people

Callus

Podiatry

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110318Podiatry70
110308Geriatrics And Gerontology30

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Podiatry
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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Spink MJ, 'Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial', BMJ: British Medical Journal, 342:d3411 1-8 (2011) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (12 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Chuter V, Spink M, Searle A, Ho A, 'The effectiveness of shoe insoles for the prevention and treatment of low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15 1-8 (2014) [C1]
2013Menz HB, Spink MJ, Landorf KB, Hill KD, Lord SR, 'Older people's perceptions of a multifaceted podiatric medical intervention to prevent falls', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 103 457-464 (2013) [C1]
2013Landorf KB, Morrow A, Spink MJ, Nash CL, Novak A, Potter J, Menz HB, 'Effectiveness of scalpel debridement for painful plantar calluses in older people: a randomized trial', TRIALS, 14 (2013) [C1]
2012Menz HB, Spink MJ, 'Visual categorisation of the arch index: a simplified measure of foot posture in older people', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5 1-10 (2012) [C1]
2011Spink MJ, 'Foot and Ankle Strength, Range of Motion, Posture, and Deformity Are Associated With Balance and Functional Ability in Older Adults', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92 68-75 (2011) [C1]
2011Spink MJ, 'Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial', BMJ: British Medical Journal, 342:d3411 1-8 (2011) [C1]
2011Spink MJ, Fotoohabadi MR, Wee E, Landorf KB, Hill KD, Lord SR, Menz HB, 'Predictors of adherence to a multifaceted podiatry intervention for the prevention of falls in older people', BMC Geriatrics, 11 51-51 (2011) [C1]
2011Cronkwright DG, Spink MJ, Landorf KB, Menz HB, 'Evaluation of the pressure-redistributing properties of prefabricated foot orthoses in older people after at least 12 months of wear', Gait & Posture, 34 553-557 (2011) [C1]
2010Menz HB, Fotoohabadi MR, Wee E, Spink MJ, 'Validity of self-assessment of hallux valgus using the Manchester scale', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11 215-215 (2010) [C1]
2010Spink MJ, 'Foot and ankle strength assessment using hand-held dynamometry: reliability and age-related differences', Gerontology, 56 525-532 (2010) [C1]
2009Spink MJ, Menz HB, Lord SR, 'Distribution and correlates of plantar hyperkeratotic lesions in older people', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2 8-8 (2009) [C1]
2008Spink MJ, Menz HB, Lord SR, 'Efficacy of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to improve balance and prevent falls in older people: study protocol for a randomised trial', BMC Geriatrics, 8 30-30 (2008) [C1]
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Lanting S, Craike P, Spink M, Casey S, Chuter V, 'The reliability of non-invasive neurological examinations in people with diabetes', Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, Sydney, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Smith J, Evans SM, Williams T, Leib D, Spink M, Chuter V, '3D printing: Customised functional anatomical models of the subtalar joint', ANZACA (Australia and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists) 2013 Conference, St Lucia, QLD (2013)

Co-authors: Vivienne Chuter

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$6,995

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2015 (1 grants)

The efficacy of a supervised and a home-based web supported core strengthening program in adults with chronic non-specific low back pain: a randomised controlled trial$2,000
Funding Body: Sports Medicine Australia

Project Team
Doctor Xanne Janse De Jonge, Mrs Belinda Thompson, Doctor Viv Chuter, Doctor Martin Spink
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020152015
GNo:G1401385

2013 (1 grants)

Evaluation of the pressure-redistributing properties of prefabricated foot orthoses in younger adults after at least 12 months wear$4,995
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Martin Spink
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,99520132013
GNo:G1300066
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions3
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.85

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142022PhD (Podiatry)Co-SupervisorA Randomised Controlled Trial Investigating the Effectiveness of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses and Core Muscle Strength Training for People with Chronic Non-Specific Low Back Pain
20142018PhD (Exercise & Sport Science)Co-SupervisorExercise as an Intervention for Chronic Non-specific Low Back Pain
20142018PhD (Podiatry)Co-SupervisorThe Effect of a Stretching Program on Plantar Pressures in People with Diabetes
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Dr Martin Spink

Work Phone(02) 4349 4418
Fax(02) 4921 6984
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPodiatry
Office
BE 122,
Ourimbah campus BE
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/martin-spink