Dr Shannon

Dr Shannon Munteanu

Head of Discipline of Podiatry, Senior Lecturer

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

B.Pod (Hons) La Trobe, PhD La Trobe

Role

Academic

Membership of professional associations

Australian Podiatry Association; Sports Medicine Australia

Area of study

Podiatry

Research interests

Bone and Cartilage

- Musculoskeletal injuries of the foot and ankle

Disability

- Foot health in people with intellectual disabilities

Foot Disorders

- Osteoarthritis of the foot

Recent publications

Journal publications

Munteanu SE, Ilic MZ, Handley CJ. Calcium pentosan polysulfate inhibits the catabolism of aggrecan in articular cartilage explant cultures.  Arthritis & Rheumatism 2000; 43(10): 2211-2218.

Munteanu SE, Ilic MZ, Handley CJ. Highly sulfated glycosaminoglycans inhibit aggrecanase degradation of aggrecan by bovine articular cartilage explant cultures. Matrix Biology 2002; 21(5): 429-40. 

Payne C, Munteanu S, Miller K. Position of the subtalar joint axis and resistance of the rearfoot to supination. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2003, 93(2): 131-5.

Menz HB, Munteanu SE. Radiographic validation of the Manchester scale for the classification of hallux valgus deformity. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2005; 44(8): 1061-6.

Menz HB, Munteanu SE. Validity of 3 clinical techniques for the measurement of static foot posture in older people. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2005; 35(8): 479-86.

Munteanu SE, Bassed AD. Effect of foot posture and inverted foot orthoses on hallux dorsiflexion. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2006; 96(1): 32-7.

Menz HB, Zammit GV, Munteanu SE, Scott G. Plantarflexion strength of the toes: age and gender differences and evaluation of a clinical screening test. Foot and Ankle International 2006; 27(12): 1103-8.

Madeley LT, Munteanu SE, Bonanno DR. Endurance of the ankle joint plantar flexor muscles in athletes with medial tibial stress syndrome: A case-control study. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2007; 10(6): 356-62.

Menz HB, Zammit GV, Munteanu SE. Plantar pressures are higher under callused regions of the foot in older people. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2007; 32(4): 375-80.

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(11): 1333-8.

Munteanu SE, Strawhorn AB, Landorf KB, Bird AR, Murley GS. A weightbearing technique for the measurement of ankle joint dorsiflexion is reliable.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2009; 12(1): 54-59.

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(12): 1665-1669. 13. 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(1): 7.

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(3): 298-303.

Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Zammit GV, Landorf KB, Handley CJ, Elzarka A, Deluca J. Efficacy of intra-articular hyaluronan (Synvisc(R)) 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.

Zammit GV, Menz HB, Munteanu SE. Structural factors associated with hallux limitus/rigidus: a systematic review of case control studies. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 2009; 39(10): 733-42.

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.

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.

Barton CJ, Munteanu SE, Menz HB, Crossley KM. The efficacy of foot orthoses in the treatment of individuals with patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review, Sports Medicine, 2010; 40(5): 377-395.

Zammit GV, Menz HB, Munteanu SE. Reliability of the TekScan MatScan(R) system for the measurement of plantar forces and pressures during barefoot level walking in healthy adults. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2010; 3: 11.

Cotchett MP, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE. Effectiveness of dry needling and injections of myofascial trigger points associated with plantar heel pain: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2010 Sep 1;3:18.

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; (9):CD007809.

D'Arcangelo PR, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Menz HB. Radiographic correlates of hallux valgus severity in older people. J Foot Ankle Res. 2010 Sep 16;3: 20.

Menz HB, Borthwick AM, Potter MJ, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE. 'Foot' and 'surgeon': a tale of two definitions. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 2010 Dec 18;3: 30.

Munteanu SE, Barton CJ: Lower limb biomechanics during running in individuals with achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4: 15.

Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Menz HB: Factors associated with foot pain severity and foot-related disability in individuals with first metatarsophalangeal joint OA. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012 , 51(1): 176-83.

Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Menz HB, 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(10): 1838-1841.

Zammit GV, Munteanu SE, Menz HB: Development of a diagnostic rule for identifying radiographic osteoarthritis in people with first metatarsophalangeal joint pain. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage 2011, 19(8): 939-945.

Cotchett MP, Landorf KB, Munteanu SE, Raspovic A: 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.

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(3):193-202.

de Groot R, Malliaras P, Munteanu S, Payne C, Morrissey D, Maffulli N. Foot posture and patellar tendon pain among adult volleyball players. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2012, 22(2): 157-9.

Bergin SM, Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Nikolopoulos N, Menz HB. Impact of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis on health-related quality of life. Arthritis Care & Research (Hoboken) 2012, 64(11): 1691-8.

Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Menz HB. Factors associated with foot pain severity and foot-related disability in individuals with first metatarsophalangeal joint OA. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012, 51(1): 176-83.

Menz HB, Potter MJ, Borthwick AM, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB. Making an impact: the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2012, 5(1): 16.

Menz HB, Fotoohabadi MR, Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Gilheany MF. Plantar pressures and relative lesser metatarsal lengths in older people with and without forefoot pain. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2013, 31(3): 427-33.

Menz HB, Frescos N, Munteanu SE. Effectiveness of off-the-shelf footwear in reducing foot pain in Australian Department of Veterans' Affairs recipients not eligible for medical grade footwear: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2013; 14: 106.

Landorf KB, Menz HB, Borthwick AM, Potter MJ, Munteanu SE, Bowen CJ. JFAR's role in publishing believable research findings. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2013; 6(1): 49.

Murley GS, Tan JM, Edwards RM, De Luca J, Munteanu SE, Cook JL. Foot posture is associated with morphometry of the peroneus longus muscle, tibialis anterior tendon, and Achilles tendon. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 2014; 24(3): 535-41.

Menz HB, Levinger P, Tan JM, Auhl M, Roddy E, Munteanu SE. 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 2014; 15: 86.

Menz HB, Auhl M, Ristevski S, Frescos N, Munteanu SE. Evaluation of the accuracy of shoe fitting in older people using three-dimensional foot scanning. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014; 7(1): 3.

Cotchett MP, Munteanu SE, Landorf KB. Effectiveness of trigger point dry needling for plantar heel pain: a randomized controlled trial. Physical therapy 2014; 94(8): 1083-1094.

Menz HB, Auhl M, Ristevski S, Frescos N, Munteanu SE.  Comparison of the responsiveness of the Foot Health Status Questionnaire and the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index in older people.  Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2014; 12(1):158.

Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Franettovich Smith MM, Collins NJ, Barton CJ.  Foot posture as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  Journal of  Foot and Ankle Research 2014; 7(1): 55.

Dowling GJ, Murley GS, Munteanu SE, Smith MM, Neal BS, Griffiths IB, Barton CJ, Collins NJ.  Dynamic foot function as a risk factor for lower limb overuse injury: a systematic review.  Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014; 7(1): 53.

Scott LA, Munteanu SE, Menz HB. Effectiveness of Orthotic Devices in the Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine 2015; 45(1): 95-110.

Menz HB, Auhl M, Ristevski S, Frescos N, Munteanu SE.  Effectiveness of Off-the-Shelf, Extra-Depth Footwear in Reducing Foot Pain in Older People: A Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 215;70(4): 511-7.

Munteanu SE, Scott LA, Bonanno DB, Landorf KB, Menz HB, Cook JL, Pizzari T, Scott LA. Effectiveness of customised foot orthoses for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Sports Medicine; 2015; 49(15): 989-94.

Lim PQ, Shields N, Nikolopoulos N, Barrett JT, Evans AM, Taylor NF, Munteanu SE. The association of foot structure and fotowear fit with disability in children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2015;8:4.

Jerilyn TX, Menz HB, Murley GS, Munteanu SE. Effectiveness of Shoe Stiffening Inserts for First Metatarsophalangeal Joint Osteoarthritis: A Proof-of-Concept Study. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2015 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print].

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.

 

Conference proceedings / abstracts (peer-reviewed)

Munteanu S, Ilic MZ, Handley CJ. Calcium pentosan polysulfate inhibits aggrecan catabolism in bovine cartilage explant cultures. 4th World Congress of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Vienna Austria. 16 -19 September 1999.

Ilic MZ, Vankemmelbeke MN, Bull ME, Samiric T, Munteanu SE, Buttle DJ, Robinsong HC, Handley CJ.  Aggrecanase is expressed by supporting connective tissues that make up synovial joints. 4th World Congress of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Vienna Austria. 16 -19 September 1999.

Munteanu, SE, Ilic MZ, Handley CJ. Pentosan Polysulfate inhibits aggrecan catabolism in cartilage. 4th Symposium Pan-Pacific Connective Tissue Societies. Queenstown, N.Z. , 15-19 November 1999.

Munteanu SE, Ilic MZ, Vankemmelbeke MH, Holen I, Buttle J, Robinson HC, Handley CJ. Aggrecanases in joint capsule. Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand, 24th Annual Scientific Conference. Stradbroke Island, Qld, 28 September - 1 October 2000.

Ilic M, Vankemmelbeke MN, Bull ME, Samiric T, Munteanu SE, Buttle DJ, Robinson HC, Handley CJ. Connective tissues of synovial joints express aggrecanase. 4th Symposium Pan-Pacific Connective Tissue Societies. Queenstown N.Z. 15 - 19 November 1999.

Handley CJ, Munteanu S, Ilic MZ. Suppression of aggrecanase mediated degradation of aggrecan by highly sulfated polysaccharides. Annual Meeting of Matrix Biology Society of Australia and New Zealand, Vol 26, p20, Wiseman's Ferry, Australia, 25-28 September 2002.

Munteanu SE, Ilic MZ, Handley CJ. Short-term exposure of explant cultures of articular cartilage to pentosan polysulfate results in long-term protection to aggrecan loss, Osteoarthritis Research International, Vol 10 supplement A, p 545, Sydney Australia, 25-28 September 2002.

Bassed A, Payne C, Munteanu S. Supination resistance, Foot Posture Index and effect of foot orthoses on first MPJ range of motion., in Australasian Podiatry Council(ed/s), Book of Abstracts 20th Australasian Podiatry Conference. (Australasian Podiatry Council: Collingwood, Victoria, Australia, 2003; 36.

Landorf KB [Invited speaker], Menz HB, Bonanno D, Zammitt G, Munteanu S. Plantar pressure and plantar heel pain in older people. 11th Annual International PFOLA Conference (International Conference on Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy), October 24-26, 2008, Fairmont Vancouver Hotel, Vancouver, Canada.

Munteanu SE [Invited speaker], Landorf KB, Menz HB, Pizzari T, Cook JL, Scott L. Efficacy of customised foot orthoses in the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy: Study protocol for a randomised trial & preliminary results. Conference (International Conference on Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy), October 2-4, 2009, Sheridan Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Munteanu SE [Invited speaker], Barton CJ, Menz HB, Landorf KB, Pizzari T, Cook JL. Biomechanical factors associated with Achilles tendinopathy: A systematic review of prospective & case-control studies. Conference (International Conference on Foot Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy), October 2-4, 2009, Sheridan Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Munteanu SE, Zammit GV, Menz HB. Development of a diagnostic rule for identifying radiographic osteoarthritis in people with first metatarsophalangeal joint pain. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4(Suppl 1):O53. Australasian Podiatry Council Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia. 26-29 April 2011.

Zammit G, Munteanu S, Menz H, Landorf K, Handley C, ElZarka A, DeLuca J: Intra-articular hyaluronan (Synvisc(R), hylan G-F 20) for the treatment of first metatarsophalangeal joint osteoarthritis: a randomised, placebo controlled trial. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2011, 4(Suppl 1):O54. Australasian Podiatry Council Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia. 26-29 April 2011.

Munteanu SE, Barton CJ. Lower limb biomechanics during running in individuals with Achilles tendinopathy: a systematic review. Australasian Podiatry Council Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia. 26-29 April 2011.

Munteanu SE, Scott LA, Bonanno DB, Landorf KB, Menz HB, Cook JL, Pizzari T, Scott LA Effectiveness of customised foot orthoses for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial. Australian Podiatry Association (Victoria) Conference 2014, The Grand Hyatt, Melbourne Victoria, 20-22 March 2014.

Munteanu SE [Invited speaker], Scott LA, Bonanno DB, Landorf KB, Menz HB, Cook JL, Pizzari T, Scott LA Effectiveness of customised foot orthoses for Achilles tendinopathy: a randomised controlled trial. Australian Podiatry Association (New South Wales) Conference 2014, Allphones Arena, Olympic Village, Homebush, Sydney NSW. 1-3 May 2014.

Munteanu SE [Invited speaker]. Osteoarthritis of the foot: evidence-based assessment and management. Australian Podiatry Association (New South Wales) Conference 2014, Allphones Arena, Olympic Village, Homebush, Sydney NSW. 1-3 May 2014.

Munteanu SE, Lim PQ, Shields N, Nikolopoulos N, Barrett JT, Evans AM, Taylor NF. The association of foot structure and fotowear fit with disability in children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Australasian Podiatry Council Conference 2015, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, Australia. 6-8 May 2015.

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