Dr Karl B

Dr Karl B Landorf

FFPM RCPS(Glasg)

Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Research

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport

HS3 Building, Room 542, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Research centres

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre

Qualifications

Dip App Sc (SAIT), Grad Cert Clin Instr (Melb), Grad Dip Ed (Melb), PhD (UWS)

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Chair and Trustee - Aust. Podiatry Education & Research Foundation; Intl. Advisory Committee - The Foot Journal; Advisory Board - Cochrane Collaboration’s Musculoskeletal Group

Area of study

Podiatry

Brief profile

Dr Karl Landorf is an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator within the Discipline of Podiatry, and Deputy Director of Research in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is internationally known for his research relating to foot and ankle disorders. His research has been ranked the maximum rank of 5 ('well above world standard') under the 'Human movement and sports science' code in the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) exercises. Dr Landorf has extensive clinical trial experience with a particular interest in investigating interventions used in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and ankle. His main area of research thus far has focused on plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis) and foot orthoses, although he also has experience investigating other interventions used in the management of musculoskeletal disorders affecting the lower extremity. Dr Landorf is currently involved in a number of research projects, including: clinical trials (particularly investigations of medical imaging and evaluations of interventions for plantar heel pain), studies investigating the effects of foot orthoses, and outcome measurement. Finally, Dr Landorf was the Deputy-editor of the free-access Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, a position he held from its inception in 2008 until 2016.

Click here for a video of Dr Landorf discussing his primary research interest - plantar heel pain.

Click here for an up-to-date list of Dr Landorf's publications on PubMed.

Research interests

Foot Disorders

- Plantar heel pain - interventions and medical imaging

Gait and balance

- Plantar pressure studies

Prosthetics and Orthotics

- The effects of foot orthoses

Teaching units

Evidence-based practice and research methodology (particularly clinical trials).

Medical imaging of the foot and ankle.

Minor research projects (Master of Applied Science).

 

Recent publications

Dr Landorf has published 103 peer-reviewed journal articles (22 as first author and 34 as senior author).

#Denotes Dr Landorf was senior author on the publication.

103.       Bonanno DR, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, Menz HB. Effectiveness of foot orthoses for the prevention of lower limb overuse injuries in naval recruits: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine: in press. [2016 Impact Factor = 6.7557, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

102.       Kaminski MR, Raspovic A, McMahon LP, Lambert KA, Erbas B, Mount PF, Kerr PG, Landorf KB#. Factors associated with foot ulceration and amputation in adults on dialysis: a cross-sectional observational study. BMC Nephrology 2017;18:293. [2016 Impact Factor = 2.289, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

101.       Walsh TP, Butterworth PA, Urquhart DM, Cicuttini FM, Landorf KB, Wluka AE, Shanahan EM, Menz HB. Increase in body weight over a two-year period is associated with an increase in midfoot pressure and foot pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2017;10:31. [2016 Impact Factor = 1.405, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

100.       Whittaker G, Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Landorf KB#. Foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: a systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2017; doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097355 [Epub ahead of print]. [2016 Impact Factor = 6.557, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

99.          Menz HB, Allan JJ, Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Murley GS. Custom-made foot orthoses: an analysis of prescription characteristics from an Australian commercial orthotic laboratory. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2017;10:23. [2016 Impact Factor = 1.405, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

98.          Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, McClelland J, Roddy E, Cicuttini F, Shiell A, Auhl M, Allan JJ, Buldt AK, Menz HB. Shoe stiffening inserts for first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis (the SIMPLE trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2017;18:198. [2016 Impact Factor = 1.969, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

97.          Gill TK, Menz HB, Landorf KB, Arnold JB, Taylor AW, Hill CL. Identification of clusters of foot pain location in a community sample. Arthritis Care & Research 2017; doi: 10.1002/acr.23212 [Epub ahead of print]. [2016 Impact Factor = 3.319, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

96.          Whittaker G, Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Elzarka A, Landorf KB#. Corticosteroid injections compared to foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: protocol for the SOOTHE heel pain randomised trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications 2017;5:1-11. [2016 Impact Factor = 2.095, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

95.          Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Menz HB. Effectiveness of foot orthoses and shock-absorbing insoles for the prevention of injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2017;51(2):86-96. [2016 Impact Factor = 6.557, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science].

94.          Hagen M, Schwiertz G, Landorf KB, Menz HB, Murley GS. Selective activation of lower leg muscles during maximum voluntary isometric contractions. Human Movement Science 2016;50:30-37. [2016 Impact Factor = 1.841, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

93.          Gill TK, Menz HB, Landorf KB, Arnold JB, Taylor AW, Hill CL. Predictors of foot pain in the community: the North West Adelaide health study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2016;9:23. [2016 Impact Factor = 1.405, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science].

92.          Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB#. Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in People With and Without Plantar Heel Pain. Foot & Ankle International 2016;37:816-821. [2016 Impact Factor = 1.872, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

91.          Butterworth PA, Menz HB, Urquhart DM, Cicuttini FM, Landorf KB, Pasco JA, Brennan S, Wluka AE. Fat mass is associated with foot pain in men: The Geelong Osteoporosis Study. Journal of Rheumatology 2016;43(1):138-143. [2016 Impact Factor = 3.150, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

90.          Landorf KB. Plantar heel pain and plantar fasciitis [Invited article]. BMJ Clinical Evidence 2015;11:1111. [2015 Impact Factor = Not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

89.          Buldt AK, Murley GS, Levinger P, Menz HB, Nester CJ, Landorf KB. Are clinical measures of foot posture and mobility associated with foot kinematics when walking? Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015;8:63. [2015 Impact Factor = 1.481, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

88.          Kaminski MR, Raspovic A, McMahon LP, Erbas B, Landorf KB#. Risk factors for foot ulceration in people with end-stage renal disease on dialysis: study protocol for a prospective observational cohort study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015;8:53. [2015 Impact Factor = 1.481, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

87.          Bonanno DR, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, Menz HB. Foot orthoses for the prevention of lower limb overuse injuries in naval recruits: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015;8:51. [2015 Impact Factor = 1.481, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

86.          Buldt AK, Levinger P, Murley GS, Menz HB, Nester CJ, Landorf KB. Foot posture is associated with kinematics of the foot during gait: a comparison of normal, planus and cavus feet. Gait & Posture 2015;42(1):42-48. [2015 Impact Factor = 2.286, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

85.          Kaminski MR, Raspovic A, McMahon LP, Strippoli GFM, Palmer SC, Ruospo M, Dallimore S, Landorf KB#. Risk factors for foot ulceration and lower extremity amputation in adults with end-stage renal disease on dialysis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2015;30:1747-66. [2015 Impact Factor = 4.085, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

84.          Buldt AK, Levinger P, Murley GS, Menz HB, Nester CJ, Landorf KB. Foot posture and function have only minor effects on knee function during barefoot walking in healthy individuals. Clinical Biomechanics 2015;30:431-437. [2015 Impact Factor = 1.636, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

83.          Landorf KB, Menz HB, Armstrong DG, Herbert RD. Methodological quality of randomized trials published in the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 1999-2013. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2015;105(4):320-329. [2015 Impact Factor = 0.483, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

82.          Munteanu SE, Scott LA, Bonanno DR, Landorf KB, Pizzari T, Cook JL, Menz HB. Effectiveness of customised foot orthoses for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2015;49(15):989-994. [2015 Impact Factor 6.724, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

81.          Butterworth PA, Urquhart DM, Landorf KB, Wluka AE, Cicuttini FM, Menz HB. Foot posture, range of motion and plantar pressure characteristics in obese and non-obese individuals. Gait & Posture 2015;41(2):465-469. [2015 Impact Factor = 2.286, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

80.          Banwell HA, Thewlis D, Mackintosh S, Landorf KB#. Consensus-based practice recommendations of Australian podiatrists for the prescription of foot orthoses for symptomatic flexible pes planus in adults. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014;7:49. [2014 Impact Factor = 1.462, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

79.          Raspovic A, Landorf KB#. A survey of offloading practices for diabetes-related plantar neuropathic foot ulcers. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014;7:35. [2014 Impact Factor = 1.462, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

78.          Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB#. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: a randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy 2014;94:1083-1094. [2014 Impact Factor = 2.526, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

77.          Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB. Electromyographic patterns of tibialis posterior and related muscles when walking at different speeds. Gait & Posture 2014;39(4):1080-1085. [2014 Impact Factor = 2.752, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

76.          Butterworth PA, Landorf KB, Gilleard W, Urquhart DM, Menz HB. The association between body composition and foot structure and function: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews 2014;15(4):348–357. [2014 Impact Factor = 7.995, ERA code: 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics]

75.          Lee PY, Landorf KB#, Bonanno DR, Menz HB. Comparison of the pressure-relieving properties of various types of forefoot pads in older people with forefoot pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014;7:18. [2014 Impact Factor = 1.462, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

74.          Lane TJ, Landorf KB#, Bonanno DR, Raspovic A, Menz HB. Effects of shoe-sole hardness on plantar pressure and comfort in older people with forefoot pain. Gait & Posture 2014;39:247-251. [2014 Impact Factor = 2.752, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

73.          McMillan AM, Landorf KB#, Gregg JM, De Luca J, Cotchett MP, Menz HB. Hyperemia in plantar fasciitis determined by power Doppler ultrasound. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2013:43(12):875-880. [2013 Impact Factor = 2.376, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

72.          Landorf KB, Morrow A, Spink M, Nash CL, Novak A, Potter J, Menz HB. Effectiveness of scalpel debridement for painful plantar calluses in older people: a randomized trial. Trials 2013:14;253. [2013 Impact Factor = 2.117, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

71.          McCormick CJ, Bonanno DR, Landorf KB. The effect of customised and sham foot orthoses on plantar pressures. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2013;6;19. [2013 Impact Factor = 1.831, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

70.          Menz 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 2013;103:457-464. [2013 Impact Factor = 0.574, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

69.          Buldt AK, Murley GS, Butterworth P, Levinger P, Menz HB, Landorf KB#. The relationship between foot posture and lower limb kinematics during walking: a systematic review. Gait & Posture 2013;38(3): 363-372. [2013 Impact Factor = 2.299, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

68.          Butterworth PA, Urquhart DM, Cicuttini FM, Menz HB, Strauss BJ, Proietto J, Dixon JB, Jones G, Landorf KB, Wluka AE. Fat mass is a predictor of incident foot pain. Obesity 2013;21(9):E495-E499. [2013 Impact Factor = 4.389, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences and 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science].

67.          Raspovic A, Landorf KB#, Gazarek J, Stark M. Reduction of peak plantar pressure in people with diabetes-related peripheral neuropathy: an evaluation of the DH Pressure Relief Shoe™. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012;5:25. [2012 Impact Factor = 1.466, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science].

66.          Bonanno DR, Zhang CY, Farrugia RC, Bull MG, Raspovic AM, Bird AR, Landorf KB#. The effect of different depths of medial heel skive on plantar pressures. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012;5:20. [2012 Impact Factor = 1.466, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science] 

65.          McMillan AM, Landorf KB#, Gilheany MF, Bird AR, Morrow AD, Menz HB. Ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection for plantar fasciitis: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal 2012;344:e3260. [2012 Impact Factor: 17.215, ERA code: 11 Medical and Health Sciences]

64.          Butterworth PA, Landorf KB#, Smith SE, Menz HB. The association between body mass index and musculoskeletal foot disorders: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews 2012;13:630-642. [2012 Impact Factor = 6.870, ERA code: 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics]

63.          Smith SE, Landorf KB#, Butterworth PA, Menz HB. Scarf versus chevron osteotomy for the correction of 1-2 intermetatarsal angle in hallux valgus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2012;51(4):437–444. [2012 Impact Factor = 0.860, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

62.          Spink 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 2011;11:51. [2011 Unofficial Impact Factor: 1.78, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

61.          Cronkwright 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 2011;34:553-557. [2011 Impact Factor = 2.123, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

60.          Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Zammit GV, Landorf KB, Handley CJ, ElZarka A, DeLuca J. Effectiveness of intra-articular hyaluronan (Synvisc, hylan G-F 20) for the treatment of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2011;70:1838-1841. [2011 Impact Factor: 8.727, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

59.          Spink MJ, Menz HB, Fotoohabadi MR, Wee E, Landorf KB, Hill KD, Lord SR. Effectiveness of a multifaceted podiatry intervention to prevent falls in community dwelling older people with disabling foot pain: randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal 2011;342:d3411. [2011 Impact Factor: 14.093, ERA code: 11 Medical and Health Sciences]

58.          Cotchett MP, Landorf KB#, Munteanu SE, Raspovic AM. Consensus for dry needling for plantar heel pain (plantar fasciitis): a modified Delphi study. Acupuncture in Medicine 2011;29:193-202. [2011 Impact Factor: 1.188, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

57.          Bonanno DR, Landorf KB#, Menz HB. Pressure-relieving properties of various shoe inserts in older people with plantar heel pain. Gait & Posture 2011;33:385-389. [2011 Impact Factor = 2.123, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

56.          Cotchett MP, Landorf KB#, Munteanu SE, Raspovic AM. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011;4:5. [2011 Impact Factor = 1.333, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

55.          Smith SE, Landorf KB#, Gilheany MF, Menz HB. Development and reliability of an intra-operative first metatarsophalangeal joint cartilage evaluation tool for use in hallux valgus surgery. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery 2011;50:31-36. [2011 Impact Factor = 0.516, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

54.          Burns J, Landorf KB, Ryan MM, Crosbie J, Ouvrier RA. Interventions for the prevention and treatment of pes cavus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD006154. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006154.pub2. [2010 Impact Factor: 6.186, ERA code: 11 Medical and Health Sciences]

53.          D’Arcangelo PR, Landorf KB#, Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Menz HB. Radiographic correlates of hallux valgus severity in older people. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010;3:20. [2010 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

52.          Zammit GV, Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, Gilheany MF. Interventions for treating osteoarthritis of the big toe joint. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD007809. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007809.pub2. [2010 Impact Factor = 6.186, ERA code: 11 Medical and Health Sciences]

51.          Cotchett MP, Landorf KB#, Munteanu SE. Effectiveness of dry needling and injections for myofascial trigger points associated with plantar heel pain: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010;3:18. [2010 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

50.          McMillan AM, Landorf KB#, Gilheany MF, Bird AR, Morrow AD, Menz HB. Ultrasound guided injection of dexamethasone versus placebo for treatment of plantar fasciitis: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010;3:15. [2010 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

49.          Murley GS, Landorf KB, Menz HB. Do foot orthoses change lower limb muscle activity in flat-arched feet towards a pattern observed in normal-arched feet? Clinical Biomechanics 2010;25:728-736. [2010 Impact Factor = 2.036, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

48.          Landorf KB, Radford JA, Hudson S. Minimal Important Difference (MID) of two commonly used outcome measures for foot problems. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2010;3:7. [2010 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

47.          Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Landorf KB. Foot structure and function in older people with radiographic osteoarthritis of the medial midfoot. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2010;18(3):317-322. [2010 Impact Factor = 3.953, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

46.          Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB, Bird AR. Reliability of lower limb electromyography during overground walking: a comparison of maximal- and sub-maximal normalisation techniques. Journal of Biomechanics 2010;43(4):749-756. [2010 Impact Factor = 2.463, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

45.          Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB. Foot posture influences the electromyographic activity of selected lower limb muscles during gait. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009;2:35. [2009 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

44.          McMillan AM, Landorf KB#, Barrett JT, Menz HB, Bird AR. Diagnostic imaging for chronic plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009;2:32. [2009 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

43.          Munteanu SE, Landorf KB#, Menz HB, Cook JL, Pizzari T, Scott LA. Efficacy of customised foot orthoses in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy: study protocol for a randomised trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009;2:27. [2009 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

42.          Murley GS, Menz HB, Landorf KB. A protocol for classifying normal- and flat-arched foot posture for research studies using clinical and radiographic measurements. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009;2:22. [2009 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

41.          Redmond AC, Landorf KB, Keenan A-M. Contoured, prefabricated foot orthoses demonstrate comparable mechanical properties to contoured, customised foot orthoses: a plantar pressure study. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009;2:20. [2009 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

40.          Hawke F, Burns J, Landorf KB. Evidence-based podiatric medicine: importance of systematic reviews in practice. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2009;99:260-266.  [2009 Impact Factor: 0.598, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

39.          Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, Zammit GV, Cicuttini FM. Radiographic evaluation of foot osteoarthritis: sensitivity of radiographic variables and relationship to symptoms. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2009;17:298-303. [2009 Impact Factor = 3.888, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

38.          Murley GS, Landorf KB#, Menz HB, Bird AR. Effect of foot posture, foot orthoses and footwear on lower limb muscle activity during walking and running: a systematic review. Gait & Posture 2009;29:172-187. [2009 Impact Factor = 2.576, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

37.          Munteanu SE, Strawhorn A, Landorf KB, Bird AR, Murley GM. A weightbearing technique for the measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion with the knee extended is reliable. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2009;12:54-59. [2009 Impact Factor = 1.570, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

36.          Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Zammit GV, Landorf KB, Handley CJ, ElZarka A, DeLuca J. Efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronan (Synvisc®) for the treatment of osteoarthritis affecting the first metatarsophalangeal joint of the foot (hallux limitus): study protocol for a randomised placebo controlled trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009;2:2. [2009 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

35.          Gilheany M, Landorf KB#, Robinson P. Hallux valgus and hallux rigidus: a comparison of impact on health-related quality of life in patients presenting to foot surgeons in Australia. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2008;1:14. [2008 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

34.          Menz HB, Gilheany MF, Landorf KB. Foot and ankle surgery in Australia: a descriptive analysis of the Medicare Benefits Schedule database, 1997-2006. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2008;1:10. [2008 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

33.          Zammit GV, Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB. Plantar pressure distribution in older people with osteoarthritis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (Hallux limitus/rigidus). Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2008;26:1665-1669. [2008 Impact Factor = 2.963, ERA code: 0903 Biomedical Engineering]

32.          Menz HB, Zammit GV, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE. Plantar calcaneal spurs in older people: longitudinal traction or vertical compression? Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2008;1:7. [2008 Impact Factor = not rated, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

31.          Landorf KB, Menz HB. Plantar heel pain and fasciitis [Invited article]. BMJ Clinical Evidence 2008;02:1111. [2008 Impact Factor = Not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

30.          Landorf KB, Radford JA. Minimal important difference: Values for the Foot Health Status Questionnaire, Foot Function Index and Visual Analogue Scale. The Foot 2008;18:15-19. [2008 Impact Factor = Not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

29.          Burns J, Landorf KB, Ryan MM, Crosbie J, Ouvrier RA. Interventions for the prevention and treatment of pes cavus. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4: Art. No.: CD006154. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006154.pub2. [2007 Impact Factor = 4.654, ERA code: 11 Medical and Health Sciences]

28.          Menz HB, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB, Zammit GV, Cicuttini FM. Radiographic classification of osteoarthritis in commonly affected joints of the foot. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2007;15:1333-1338. [2007 Impact Factor = 3.793, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

27.          Radford JA, Landorf KB#, Buchbinder R, Cook C. Effectiveness of calf muscle stretching for the short-term treatment of plantar heel pain: a randomised trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007;8:36. [2007 Impact Factor = 1.323, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

26.          Radford JA, Burns J, Buchbinder R, Landorf KB, Cook C. Does stretching increase ankle dorsiflexion range of motion? A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2006;40(10):870-875. [2006 Impact Factor = 2.233, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

25.          Radford JA, Landorf KB#, Buchbinder R, Cook C. Effectiveness of low-Dye taping for the short-term treatment of plantar fasciitis: a randomised trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2006;7:64. [2006 Impact Factor = 1.464, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

24.          Hayward, S, Landorf KB#, Redmond AR. Ice reduces needle stick-pain associated with digital nerve block of the hallux. The Foot 2006;16:145-148. [2006 Impact Factor = Not rated, ERA code: 1103 Clinical Sciences]

23.          Landorf KB, Keenan A-M, Herbert RD. Effectiveness of Foot Orthoses to Treat Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Trial. Archives of Internal Medicine 2006;166(12):1305-1310. [2006 Impact Factor = 7.920, ERA code: 11 Medical and Health Sciences]

22.          Radford JA, Burns J, Buchbinder R, Landorf KB, Cook C. The Effect of Low-Dye taping on Kinematic, Kinetic and Electromyographic Variables: A Systematic Review. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2006;36(4):232-241. [2006 Impact Factor = 1.525, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

21.          Landorf KB, Radford J, Keenan A-M, Redmond AC. Effectiveness of Low-Dye Taping for the Short-term Management of Plantar Fasciitis. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2005;95(6):525-530. [2005 Impact Factor = 0.564, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

20.          Landorf KB, Keenan A-M, Herbert RD. Effectiveness of Different Types of Foot Orthoses for the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2004;94(6):542-549. [2004 Impact Factor = 0.619, ERA code: 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science]

19.          Landorf KB, Keenan A-M, Rushworth RL. An evaluation of two foot-specific health-related quality of life measuring instruments. Foot & Ankle International 2002;23(6):538-546. [2002 Impact Factor = 0.690]

18.          Redmond A, Keenan A-M, Landorf K. ‘Horses for Courses’: The Differences Between Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Research. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2002;92(3):159-169. [2002 Impact Factor = 0.448] Reprint from the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 2000; 34(1): 5-14.

17.          Landorf KB. Ensuring Adequate Reporting of Randomized, Controlled Trials: The CONSORT Statement. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2001;91(8):436. [2001 Impact Factor = 0.389]

16.          Landorf K, Keenan A-M, Rushworth RL. Foot orthosis prescription habits of Australian and New Zealand Podiatrists. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2001;91(4):174-183. [2001 Impact Factor = 0.389]

15.          Redmond A, Lumb P, Landorf K. The effect of cast and non-cast foot orthoses on measures of pressure and force under the foot during normal gait. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2000;90(9):441-449. [2000 Impact Factor = 0.189] *Winner of a Silver WJ Stickel Award

14.          Redmond A, Keenan A-M, Landorf K. ‘Horses for courses’: the difference between quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 2000;34(1):5-14.

13.          Landorf KB, Keenan A-M. Efficacy of foot orthoses: what does the literature tell us? Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2000;90(3):149-158. [2000 Impact Factor = 0.189] Reprint from the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1998; 32(3): 105-113.

12.          Hayward S, Zwarteveen J, Landorf K#, du Toit V. Pitted keratolysis: a common dermatological condition causing foot malodour. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1999;33(4):129-132.

11.          Landorf KB, Keenan A-M. Efficacy of foot orthoses: what does the literature tell us? Podiatry Now 1999;2(8):331-336. Reprint from the Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1998; 32(3): 105-113.

10.          Landorf KB. Clarifying proximal diaphyseal fifth metatarsal fractures: the acute fracture versus the stress fracture. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 1999;89(8):398-404.

9.            Landorf KB. Imaging in Podiatric Practice: ‘The stress of diagnosing Freiberg’s disease’. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1999;33(3):63-64.

8.            Petchell A, Keenan A-M, Landorf K. National clinical guidelines for podiatric foot orthoses. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1998;32(3):97-103.

7.            Landorf KB, Keenan A-M. Efficacy of foot orthoses: what does the literature tell us? Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1998;32(3):105-113.

6.            Landorf KB. An introduction to the profession of podiatry. Australasian Osteopathic Medical Review 1998;2(2):76-77.

5.            Stavirides D, Landorf K#. Common dermatological conditions associated with diabetes mellitus: diabetic dermopathy and necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1998;32(2):67-72.

4.            Landorf KB. Fifth metatarsal fractures are not all the same: proximal diaphyseal fractures are prone to delayed healing. The Foot 1998;8(1):38-45.

3.            Landorf KB. Attitudes of male podiatry students to treating older people: a pilot study. Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine 1997;31(1):39-44.

2.            Landorf KB. Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction: Early Diagnosis is the Key to Success. Australian Podiatrist 1995;29(1):9-14.

1.            Landorf KB, Evans AM. The Measurement and Relevance of Vibratory Perception Threshold. Australian Podiatrist 1990;24(4):6-8.

Older publications

Dr Landorf has published 10 book chapters (including one in its 3rd edition and translated to Japanese).

10.          Landorf KB, Keenan A-M, Kearney RS. Chapter 10 Soft tissue disorders. In Helliwell PS, Backhouse MR, Siddle HJ. (Eds.), The foot and ankle in rheumatology. Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2017: in press.

9.            Landorf KB, Munteanu SE. Chapter 9 Questions about prognosis: examples of appraisals from different health professions (Podiatry example). In Hoffmann T, Bennett S, Del Mar C (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions (3rd ed.). Elsevier: Sydney, 2017: pp 202-225.

8.            Landorf KB, Munteanu SE. Chapter 5 Questions about the effects of interventions: examples of appraisals from different health professions (Podiatry example). In Hoffmann T, Bennett S, Del Mar C (Eds.). Evidence-Based Practice Across the Health Professions (3rd ed.). Elsevier: Sydney, 2017: pp 102-135.

7.            Landorf KB, Simons S, Jordan C, Rathleff MS. Chapter 43 Foot pain. In Brukner P, Khan K. (Eds.), Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine (5th ed.). McGraw Hill: Sydney, 2017: pp 937-972.

6.            Landorf KB. Chapter 15 Clinical trials: the good, the bad and the ugly. In Liamputtong P (Ed.), Research methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2016: pp 274-290.

5.            Landorf KB. Chapter 15 Clinical trials: the good, the bad and the ugly. In Liamputtong P (Ed.), In Research methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2013: pp 234-248.

4.            Murley G, Landorf KB. Chapter 23 The effects of footwear on muscle function. In Goonetilleke R (Ed.), The Science of Footwear. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2012: pp 489-512.

3.            Landorf KB. Chapter 15 Clinical trials: the good, the bad and the ugly. In Liamputtong P (Ed.), In Research methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice. Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2010: pp 252-266. [Translated into Japanese in 2012 - published by Medical Sciences International.]

2.            Landorf KB, Burns J. Chapter 4 Health outcome assessment. In Yates B (Ed.), Assessment of the lower limb (3rd ed.). Elsevier: London, 2009: pp 33-51.

1.            Landorf KB, Keenan A-M. Chapter 5 Do foot orthoses prevent injury? In McCauley D & Best T (Eds.), Evidence-based sports medicine (2nd ed.). Blackwell Publishing: Massachusetts, 2007: pp 73-92.

Research projects

 Plantar heel pain

  • Investigations of aetiological and risk factors for plantar heel pain
  • Medical imaging of plantar heel pain
  • Optimising interventions for plantar heel pain - randomised trials