Jade Tan

Professional JourneyJade Tan, PhD Candidate, Casual Academic, Podiatry

Four Fun Facts

Professional Goals 

– helping clinicians determine when orthotic therapy is best used

– the correlation between the radiographic and clinical signs/symptoms of PF OA, and whether these can predict long term PF OA outcomes

Follow my research and clinical journey on Twitter @JadeTan03. I will be posting monthly blogs on various topics relating to foot orthoses and biomechanics via the La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre blog.





Tan, J. M., Auhl, M., Menz, H. B., Levinger, P., & Munteanu, S. E. (2016). The effect of Masai Barefoot Technology (MBT) footwear on lower limb biomechanics: A systematic review. Gait & Posture, 43, 76-86.

Menz, H. B., Auhl, M., Tan, J. M., Levinger, P., Roddy, E., & Munteanu, S. E. (2015a). Biomechanical Effects of Prefabricated Foot Orthoses and Rocker-Sole Footwear in Individuals With First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Osteoarthritis. Arthritis care & research, 68(5), 603-611.

Menz, H. B., Auhl, M., Tan, J. M., Levinger, P., Roddy, E., & Munteanu, S. E. (2015b). Effectiveness of Foot Orthoses Versus Rocker-Sole Footwear for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Osteoarthritis: Randomized Trial. Arthritis care & research, 68(5), 581-589.

Menz, H. B., Levinger, P., Tan, J. M., Auhl, M., Roddy, E., & Munteanu, S. E. (2014). Rocker-sole footwear versus prefabricated foot orthoses for the treatment of pain associated with first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: study protocol for a randomised trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 15(1), 86.

Murley, G., Tan, J., Edwards, R., De Luca, J., Munteanu, S., & Cook, J. (2014). Foot posture is associated with morphometry of the peroneus longus muscle, tibialis anterior tendon, and Achilles tendon. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 24(3), 535-541.