Qualifications

2018   Doctor of Philosophy (School of Medicine and Health Science): ‘Podiatric Muskuloskeltal Medicine; Paediatric Pathomechanics.’
2013   Masters by Research converted to PhD ‘Paediatric Biomechanics.’
2007   B.Sc (Podiatry)
1996   Fellow of the Australasian Academy of Podiatric Medicine (Sports Podiatry)
1993   Diploma Health Science (Podiatry)

Thesis PhD

2017   The effect of unsupportive and supportive footwear on children’s multisegment foot dynamics. http://hdl.handle.net/2123/18659

Grants

2018   Talent Identification of New South Wales Adolescent Athletes: What is needed for successful transition to elite sports performance? LP180100623

Book Chapter

Sanders, R., Orr, R., Chiu, C., Chard, A., Tompsett, C., Fleeton, J., Davies, T., Fong Yan, A. (2018). Development of talent of adolescents in Australian sports high schools, In Pedro Morouço, Portugal: ESECS/Instituto Politcnico de Leiria.

Publications

Fleeton, J, Chard, A, Fong Yan, A, Sanders, S. (2018) Change of direction speed deficit in adolescent athletes. Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning, 26(6): 28.

McKay, M. J., Baldwin, J. N., Ferreira, P., Simic, M., Vanicek, N., Hiller, C. E., . . . Chard, A,. . . Pourkazemi, F. (2015). 1000 Norms Project: protocol of a cross-sectional study cataloguing human variation. Physiotherapy.
Chard, A., Greene, A., J, Burn

s., & Smith R. (2015). Effect of thong style flip flops on children’s sidestep kinematics. Sports Biomechanics, under review Chard, A., Greene, A., J, Burns., & Smith R. (2015). Effect of thong style flip flops on children’s sidestep kinematics. Paper presented at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Poitiers, France.

Chard, A., Greene, A., Hunt, A., Vanwanseele, B., & Smith, R. (2013). Effect of thong style flip-flops on children’s barefoot walking and jogging kinematics. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 6(1), 8.

Chard, A., Greene, A., Hunt, A., Vanwanseele, B., & Smith, R. (2012). Effect of thong style flip-flops on children’s midfoot motion during gait. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(Suppl 1), O19.

Smith, R., Wegener, C., Greene, A., Chard, A., & Fong Yan, A. (2012). Biomechanics of footwear design. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(Suppl 1), I1.

Chard, A., Smith, R., Hunt, A., & Greene, A. (2011). Effect Thong Style Flip-Flop Footwear On Children’s Hallux Sagittal Plane Motion During Gait. Paper presented at the International Society of Biomechanics, Brussels, Belgium, pages.

Chard, A., (1996) Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Canberra, A.C.T.) Calcaneal Salter-Harris fracture; Case study.

Conference papers

2018    International Conference of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (NYC, United States of America). Chard A et al: Effect of thong style flip-flops and supportive shoes on children’s midfoot joint power during the propulsive phase of walking

2015   International Society of Biomechanics in Sport (Poitiers France). Chard A et al: Effect Thong Style Flip-Flop and supportive shoes on children’s barefoot sidestep kinematics.

2012    International Conference of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (Sydney Australia). Chard A et al: Effect of thong style flip-flops on children’s midfoot motion during gait.

2011   XXIII International Society of Biomechanics Congress XXIII (Brussels, Belgium). Chard A et al: Effect of thong style flip-flops on children’s hallux motion during gait.

2009   Biannual University of Sydney student research conference. Chard A et al: Effect of thong’s on children’s lower limb biomechanics.

1996   Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (Canberra, A.C.T.) Calcaneal Salter-Harris fracture; Case study.

Prize

2007   Elsevier Prise for Excellence

Workshops

2013   Wegener, C. and A. Chard Australasian Podiatry Association. Practical 3D Gait Workshop: Understanding gait research and applying it to clinical practice.

2012   Smith, R., Wegener, C., Greene, A., Chard, A., & Fong Yan, A. Biomechanics of footwear design. International Conference of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics (Sydney Australia).

Journal Articles Reviewed

Williams, C. M., Nester, C. & Morrison, S. C. (2019). International approaches to paediatric podiatry curricula: It’s the same, but different. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 12, 28.

Caravaggi, P., Sforza, C., Leardini, A., Portinaro, N. & Panou, A. (2018). Effect of plano-valgus foot posture on midfoot kinematics during barefoot walking in an adolescent population. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 11, 55.

Price, C., Andrejevas, V., Findlow, A., Graham-Smith, P., & Jones, R. (2014). Does flip-flop style footwear modify ankle biomechanics and foot loading patterns? Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7(1), 40.

Uritani, D, Fukumoto T, Matsumoto D, Shima M (2014). Reference values for toe grip strength among Japanese adults aged 20 to 79years: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 7(1): p. 28.

Toshiyuki Kurihara T., Otsuka M., Tottori N., Hashimoto T., Isaka T,. Yamauchi J. (2013) Maximal muscle force and quantitative analysis of the intrinsic muscles of the foot by using MRI. Journal of Biomechanics

Workshops & Conferences Attended

May 2016 Attended Australian Podiatry Association NSW & ACT State Conference at Luna Park.
July 2015 Podium presentation EFFECT THONG STYLE FLIP-FLOP AND SUPPORTIVE SHOES ON CHILDREN’S BAREFOOT SIDESTEP KINEMATICS. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Poitiers France.
Feb 2015 Published Journal Article: Full Proceedings accepted. Chard A et al: Effect Thong Style Flip-Flop and supportive shoes on children’s barefoot sidestep kinematics. Full Proceedings accepted. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Poitiers France. Edited by editor. publisher; 2015:
Feb 2015 Attended: Sports Nutrition Seminar (Bondi Surf Club)
Sept 2014 MatLab 3 Day course
Sept 2013 Assessing Lower Back Pain, (AAPSM Australian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine)
July 2013 Clinical Trials Workshop, Royal North Shore Hospital (USYD)
June 2013 Attended Australasian Podiatry Conference, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Mar  2013 Published Journal Article, Journal of foot and ankle research; Titled Effect of thong style flip-flops on children’s barefoot walking and jogging kinematics
Feb 2013 DIABETES Prevention & Management Clinical Workshop, Wentwest Sydney Local health District (WSLD) with Western Syndey Medicare Local (WSML)
Oct 2012 Soft Tissue Release Level 1; Foot Mobilisation Techniques Ted Jedynak
Apr 2012 Podium presentationEFFECT OF THONGS ON CHILDREN’S BAREFOOT WALKING AND JOGGING KINEMATICS: iFAB 2012 (International Congress of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics; Sydney, Australia) 
Apr 2012 FOOTWEAR DESIGN:  iFAB 201(International Congress of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics; Sydney, Australia) – Workshop: 
Feb 2012 Assistant Instructor Bronze Medallion Life Saving (10 weeks) 
Jul 2011 Podium presentation: EFFECT OF THONG STYLE FLIP-FLOP FOOTWEAR ON HALLUX SAGITTAL PLANE MOTION DURING WALKING PROPULSION IN CHILDREN: ISB 2011 (International Society of Biomechanics; Brussels, Belgium) 
Jun 2011 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium 2011Tübingen, Germany
Jan 2011 Bronze Medallion Life Saving
Sept 2010 International Congress of Foot and Ankle Biomechanics;; Seattle, USA 
Aug 2010 Growth Related problems and overuse injury in children and Adolescents. Presented by Dr Stuart Watson, Sports Medicine Physician. Sports Podiatry Group 
Apr 2010 Latest Technology in Running Shoe Design. Sports Podiatry Group 
2009 to Present Research Masters, Biomechanics. TOPIC: INFLUENCE OF FOOTWEAR ON CHILDREN’S FOOT DEVELOPMENT
Sept 2008 Level 2: Middle Distance Running. Australian Track and Field Coaches Association.
Aug 2008 Level 1: Track and Field Athletics. Australian Track and Field Coaches Association.
Aug 2008 Foot and Lower Limb Biomechanics Conference. Dr. Kevin Kirby and Craig Payne. 
Jul 2008 Foot and Ankle Strength Exercise Seminar/Workshop. Ashley Mahoney. Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2008 Dry Needling and Trigger Point Therapy: Advanced Musculoskeletal Training. Dr Paul Conneely. Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2008 The Talus/Foot Mobilisation and Manipulation: Advanced Musculoskeletal Training. Dr Paul Conneely. Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2008 Microsoft ACCESS. Sydney Community College. Sydney University. Australia.
May 2008 1st Ray and Sagittal Plane Biomechanics Seminar: Howard Dananberg DPM. Sydney, Australia.
May 2008 Australian Podiatry Association (NSW) State Conference. Sydney, Australia.
Apr 2008 Microsoft Power Point Advanced. Sydney Community College. Sydney University. Australia.
Apr 2008 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Day: Providing Complete Lower Limb Care; Lower Back and Pelvis Function and Assessment.   University of Newcastle, Australia.
Mar 2008 Clinical Sports Medicine of the Lower Limb 2008:  Australasian College of Sports Physicians. Sydney, Australia.
Feb 2008 Ultrasound; Lower Limb Workshop. Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Seminar. Hunter Valley, Australia.
Aug 2007 Intermediate Diabetes Assessment Workshop and Fundamentals of the Foot and Ankle. Port Macquarie, Australia.
Jul 2007 Advanced Examination of the Injured Knee. Dr Nigel Hope. Sports Medicine Australia. Sydney, Australia.
Mar 2007 Running Injuries Common Patterns of Dysfunction and Principles in Rehabilitation. Sports Medicine Australia. Sydney, Australia.
Feb 2007 Heel Pain round table discussion. Sports Podiatry Group. Sydney, Australia.
Nov 2006 Ski Boots and Fitting. Sports Podiatry Group. Sydney, Australia.
Aug 2006 Foot Orthoses Update. Craig Payne. Sydney, Australia.
Jul 2006 First Aid Course Update 2006. St Johns Ambulance. Sydney, Australia.
Nov 2005 Biomechanics of Cycling. Trish Wisby-Roth. Sports Podiatry Group. Sydney, Australia.
Oct 2005 Australasian Podiatry Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.
Aug 2005 Calgary Sports Medicine Conference. Calgary, Canada.
Apr 2005 Advanced Radiology Workshop. Dr. Karl Landorf, Sydney, Australia.
Nov 2002 Soft Tissue Mobalisation and Neural Tension Workshop. Robyn Gant. Sports Podiatry Group. Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2002 Sports First Aider. Sports Medicine Australia. Sydney, Australia.
Oct 2001 National Science and Medicine in Sport Conference. Perth, Australia.
Oct 2001 Diabetes Treatment Protocol. Sydney, Australia.
Jun 2001 Lower limb Medial Compartment Syndrome. Sports Medicine Australia. Sydney, Australia.
May 2001 Australian Podiatry Conference. ACT, Australia.
May 2000 Sports Trainer, Level 1. Sports Medicine Australia. Sydney, Australia.
Nov 1999 Foot Mobilisation Course. Ted Jedynak. Sydney, Australia.
Oct 1998 Australian Conference in Science and Medicine In Sport.
Nov 1997 Ski Boot Fitting Course. CAN-SKI Program. Whistler, BC, Canada.
Sep 1997 American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Conference. Seattle, USA.
Oct 1995 Australian Conference in Science and Medicine In Sport. ACT, Australia.
Oct 1995 Seminar Presentation. Salter Harris Fractures Case Study.
May 1995 Australian Podiatry Conference. Brisbane, Australia.
Oct 1994 Australian Conference in Science and Medicine In Sport. Adelaide, Australia.
May 1994 Sterilization of Instruments Infection Control and HIV Update Seminar. Australian Podiatry Association. Sydney, Australia.
May 1994 Australian Podiatry Conference. ACT, Australia.
© 2022 Dural Podiatry & Sports Podiatry Centre
ABN: 88 570 500 646
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram