Glen Whittaker

Associate Lecturer

College of Science, Health and Engineering

School of Allied Health

Department of Rehabilitation, Nutrition and Sport

Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

B Pod (Hons), B Arts (Psych)

Role

Academic

Area of study

Podiatry

Brief profile

Glen is an Associate Lecturer and PhD Candidate. He has completed a Bachelor of Podiatry with First Class Honours, which allowed him to secure an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and a La Trobe Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Area Scholarship. His PhD is comparing the effectiveness of foot orthoses to corticosteroid injections for plantar heel pain.

Glen teaches and designs curriculum for a variety of subjects including musculoskeletal foot and ankle pathology, clinical biomechanics, medical conditions affecting the foot and introductory clinical skills.

Research specialisation

- Foot Disorders

Recent publications

Whittaker, G. A., Munteanu, S. E., Menz, H. B., et al. (2017). Foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097355.

Cotchett, M. P., Lennecke, A., Medica. V. G., Whittaker, G. A., et al. (2017). The association between catastrophising and kinesiophobia with pain and function in people with plantar heel pain. The Foot. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foot.2017.03.003.

Whittaker, G. A., Munteanu, S. E., Menz, H. B., et al. (2017). Corticosteroid injections compared to foot orthoses for plantar heel pain: protocol for the SOOTHE heel pain randomised trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 5, 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conctc.2016.11.003.

Cotchett, M. P., Whittaker, G. A., Erbas, B. (2015). Psychological variables associated with foot function and foot pain in patients with plantar heel pain. Clinical Rheumatology, 34(5), 957-964. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10067-014-2565-7.

Research projects

Optimising interventions for plantar heel pain

  • The SOOTHE Heel Pain Trial (www.heelpaintrial.com)

Psychological variables and plantar heel pain