Dr Henry Netscher

Curriculum Vitae

Dr Henry Netscher

Ph.D; LLB; Grad. Dip. Legal Practice; M.Ed. (Research), B.Ed: Dip. App. Sc. (Podiatry);Dip. Teach. (Secondary H& PE/Maths).

Employment History
1997 – Present Podiatrist in private practice – Paediatrics only.
2007 – 2014 Director- The International Children’s Orthotic Laboratory.
2009 – 2013 Lecturer- Paediatric Podiatry- QUT School of Public Health (Podiatry).
1996 – 2000 Tutor- Orthotic Therapies – QUT School of Public Health (Podiatry).
1990 – 1996 Podiatrist in private practice – General Podiatry.
1989 – 1990 Health Management Consultant – Mutual Community Health Society (S.A.).
1988 – 1989 Injury Rehabilitation Instructor- Adelaide Sports Sciences Centre.
1984 – 1987 Secondary Teacher – Qld Department of Education (Health & Physical Education/ Mathematics).
Qualifications and related Milestones

Admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales-
22 February 2016.

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice-
The College of Law (NSW) (2015).

Bachelor of Laws-
TC Berne School of Law, University of Queensland (2014

Doctor of Philosophy-
School of Human Movement Studies & Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation,
Queensland University of Technology (2009).

Thesis Title-
The Neuro-muscular and Musculo-skeletal Characterization of Children with Joint Hypermobility.

Master of Education (Research)-
School of Curriculum Studies, Queensland University of Technology (1998).

Thesis Title-
The Professionalization of Podiatry:
Recognition of the need for participation in Continuing Professional Education.

Diploma Applied Science (Podiatry)-
School of Pharmacy, University of South Australia (1990).

Bachelor of Education (Post Graduate)-
Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1989).

Diploma of Teaching (Secondary Health and Physical Education/ Mathematics)-
Brisbane College of Advanced Education (1984).

Academic Awards and Other Honors

TG Mitchell Prize-
Academic prize, awarded by the Australian Podiatry Association (South Australia) in conjunction with the University of South Australia for excellence in Podology I, II, III (the study of the human foot).

Best Presentation: 
Child Health Nurse Qld State Conference Toowoomba 2004.
Presentation Title:
Foot problems in Children: Will they or won’t they grow out of it? What’s normal and what’s not?

Best Podiatry Presentation: 
Sports Medicine Australia (Qld) State Conference Coolum 2010.
Presentation Title:
Comparison of weight bearing and non-weight bearing foot morphology in children with joint hypermobility.
Valedictory Speech: Invited to give the speech at 2009 graduation ceremony QUT.

Professional Appointments and Memberships
1997-Present Life Member: Sports Medicine Australia.
2005-2014 Podiatrists Panel of Assessors: Appointed by the Minister for Health.    (QCAT Tribunal Member- when required)
2010-2012 Committee Member and Media Liaison Spokesperson-    Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest Group Qld.
2007-2008 Consultant Designer: Paediatric Podiatry Clinical Facility QUT.
2002-2005 Journal Reviewer: Australasian Journal of Podiatric Medicine.
2000-2005 State Trustee: Australasian Academy Podiatric Sports Medicine.
1993-1997 Board Member: The Podiatrists Board of Queensland. Appointed by Minister for Health.
1991-1996 Sports Medicine Australia Sports Coverage Committee Member (Sports Podiatry Coordinator).
1991-1996 Sport Medicine Australia State Conference Committee Member (Podiatry).
1994 Sports Medicine Australia: International Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Scientific Committee Member.
1994 Podiatrist- World Gymnastics Championships, Brisbane.
1993 Australian Podiatry Assoc. (Qld Inc.) State Conference Committee Chairperson.
1992-1993 Vice President: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc.
1991-1993 Council Member: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. –    Continuing Professional Education Committee Chairperson.
1990-present Member Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.
1991-present Member Australian Podiatry Council.
1984-present Member Sports Medicine Australia.
1986 Sports Coordinator: North Rockhampton State High School.
1986 Assistant to the Central Queensland Regional Sports Officer: Qld Dept. of Education.
1986 Manager: Queensland State Secondary Schools Sports Association Cross Country Team.
1986 Coach: Central Queensland State Secondary Schools Cross Country Team.
1985-1986 Convener: Central Queensland State Secondary Schools Hockey Championships.
1984-1986 Coach: Central Queensland State Secondary Schools Athletics Team.
1984-1986 Manager: Capricorn District State Secondary School Cross Country Team.
1984 Founding Committee Member: Rockhampton Sub-branch Australian Sports Medicine.
1984-1985 Foundation Secretary: Rockhampton Sub-branch Australian Sports Medicine Federation.
1985 ASMF Level One Sports Trainers Certificate
1986 ASMF Level Two Sports Trainers Certificate
Publications and Presentations.

Publications available online

Netscher, HG. (2009) The Neuro-muscular and Musculo-skeletal Characterization of Children with Joint Hypermobility. PhD thesis.

Netscher, HG. (1998) The Professionalization of Podiatry: Recognition of the need for participation in Continuing Professional Education. Master of Education by research Thesis.

Qui, Feng; Cole, MH; Davids, KW; Hennig, EM; Silburn, PA; Netscher, HG; Kerr, GK. (2013). ‘Effects of Textured insoles on balance in people with Parkinson’s Disease.’ PLOS ONE, Dec, Vol. 8, Issue 12, e83309.

Qui, Feng; Cole, MH; Davids, KW; Hennig, EM; Silburn, PA; Netscher, HG; Kerr, GK. (2012). ‘Enhanced somatosensory information decreases postural sway in older people.’ Gait and Posture, 35(4), pp. 630-635. 

Presentations: Conferences, Lectures, Workshops
1991 Presenter: Australian Podiatry Assoc. (Qld) Inc. Shoe Fitter’s Seminar
Presentation Title: Common Foot Conditions.
1992 Presenter: Australian Sports Medicine Federation Level One Sports Trainers Course
1993 Presenter: Australian Sports Medicine Federation Qld. State Conference Terenora.
Presentation Title: Plantar Fasciitis.
1993 Presenter: Australian Sports Medicine Federation Level One Sports Trainers Course
1994 Presenter: Australian Sports Medicine Federation Level Two Sports Trainers Course
1995 Presenter Australian Podiatry Assoc (Qld) Inc. State Conference.
Presentation Title: CADCAM Orthotic Devices.
1995 Presenter: Australian Sports Medicine Federation Level Two Sports Trainers Course
1996 Presenter Australian Sport Medicine Qld. State Conference Coolum
Presentation Title: CAD CAM Orthotic devices.
1998 Presenter: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. State Conference.
Presentation Title: Plaster Cast Modification Technique for Children’s Orthotic Devices: Application of plaster expansion to the medial aspect of the calcaneus.
2000 Invited speaker: South Australian Podiatry Association State Conference:
Presentation 1 Title: Balance in Children.
Presentation 2 Title: Plaster Cast Modification Technique for Children’s Orthotic Devices: Application of plaster expansion to the medial aspect of the calcaneus.
2000 Invited speaker: Pre-Olympic Congress 2000- International Congress of Sport Science, Sports Medicine and Physical Education.
Presentation Title: Symposium on Orthoses verses exercise therapy in the treatment of foot conditions.
2000 Invited Chair of Keynote presentation at the Pre-Olympic Congress 2000- International Congress of Sport Science, Sports Medicine and Physical Education.
Presentation: McPoil, T. Use of static foot angle to predict dynamic foot pressure during running.
2001 Invited speaker: Child Health Nurse Clinical Meeting, Wesley Hospital.
Presentation Title: Postural Development: An amazing feat.
2001 Presenter: Australasian Podiatry Conference, Canberra.
Presentation 1 Title: Assessment of Joint Hypermobility in Children: Theoretical update and clinical implications.
Presentation 2 Title: Orthotic Design for the Paediatric Hypermobile Foot: Medial plaster expansion technique. (Poster Presentation).
Presentation 3 Title: Metatarsus Adductus: A case study.
2001 Invited speaker Child Health Nurse State Conference, Emerald
Presentation Title: Foot conditions in Children
2002 Presenter: University of Queensland/ Queensland University of Technology Postgraduate Conference, North Stradbroke Island.
Presentation Title: Joint Hypermobility: Methods of Assessment and Classification.
2003 Presenter: University of Queensland/ Queensland University of Technology/ Griffith University Postgraduate Conference, North Stradbroke Island.
Presentation Title: The effectiveness of foot orthoses for children with joint hypermobility.
2004 Presenter: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. Conference, Brisbane
Presentation Title: Children’s foot Problems: What Normal and what’s not: Will they or won’t they grow out of it?
2004 Presenter: Child Health Nurse State Conference, Toowoomba
Presentation Title: Foot problems in Children: Will they or won’t they grow out of it? What Normal and what’s not?
2004 Presenter: Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
3×3 presentation SMA conference Alice springs    Presentation Title: Heel pain in Children.
2004 Invited speaker: Child Health Nurse Clinical Meeting, Logan Central
Presentation Title: Foot problems in Children: Will they or won’t they grow out of it? What Normal and what’s not?
2005 Invited speaker: Nestle Child Health Symposium, Brisbane
Presentation Title: Foot problems in Children: Will they or won’t they grow out of it? What Normal and what’s not?
2005 Invited speaker: Nutricia Child Health Symposium, Brisbane
Presentation Title: Foot problems in Children: Will they or won’t they grow out of it? What Normal and what’s not?
2005 Invited Speaker: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. Continuing Professional Education Paediatric Symposium
Presentation Title: Children’s foot conditions and Footwear: Facts and Fables.
2005 Presenter: 21st Australasian Podiatry Conference, Christchurch New Zealand
Presentation Title: Quantification of factors that influence joint mobility and stability in children.
2005 Presenter: 13th Annual Child Health Conference Gladstone
Presentation Title: Musculo-skeletal pain in children: Why should they suffer?
2005 Lecture: Queensland University of Technology
Presentation Title: Common Foot Conditions in Children
2006 Lecture: Queensland University of Technology
Presentation Title: Common Foot Conditions in Children
2007 Invited Presenter of Weekend Workshop – Port Macquarie and District Podiatrists, Port Macquarie
Presentation Title: Splint Making, Orthotic therapy and key characteristics of foot morphology of children with joint hypermobility.
2007 Presenter: 22nd Australasian Podiatry Conference, Hobart
Presentation Title: The effect of foot orthoses upon standing balance stability of children with joint hypermobility
2008 Presenter: Podiatry New Zealand Conference: Christchurch
Presentation 1 Title: Transverse plane splints for Metatarsus Adductus in Children with Joint Hypermobility.
Presentation 2 Title: Centre of Pressure Displacement in children with joint hypermobility.
2008 Lecture: Queensland University of Technology
Presentation Title: Common Foot Conditions in Children.
2008 Invited Speaker: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. Continuing Professional Education Paediatric Symposium
Presentation Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Juvenile Hallux Valgus, In-toeing, and Tip-toe walking in children.
2008 Presenter: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. State Conference
Presentation 1 Title: Centre of Pressure Displacement in Children with Joint Hypermobility.
Presentation 2 Title: Transverse plane splints for Metatarsus Adductus in Children with Joint Hypermobility.
2008 Presenter: Weekend Workshops- Diagnosis and Treatment of Foot Conditions in Children
2009 Presenter: Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest Group (Qld) Meeting.
Presentation Title: Characteristics of Healthy Shoes for Children.
2009 Presenter: Weekend Workshops- Diagnosis and Treatment of Foot Conditions in Children
2010 Presenter: Sports Medicine Australia Qld. State Conference. Coolum.
Presentation 1 Title: Comparison of weight bearing and non-weight bearing foot morphology in children with joint hypermobility.
Presentation 2 Title: Joint Hypermobility: Challenges to development of posture control.
2010 Presenter: Paediatric Podiatry Special Interest Group (Qld) Meeting.
Presentation Title: Developmental Milestones in Organisation and Control of Posture
2010 Invited Speaker: Marfan Association of Queensland
Presentation Title: Joint Hypermobility: Managing the effects on posture throughout a lifetime.
2010 Presenter: Australian Podiatry Association (Qld) Inc. State Conference.
Presentation 1 Title: Comparison of weight bearing and non-weight bearing foot morphology in children with joint hypermobility.
Presentation 2 Title: Joint Hypermobility: Challenges to development of posture control.
Presentation 3 Title: Joint Hypermobility Tip-toe Walking Syndrome.
2010 Convenor and Presenter: Weekend Workshops- Diagnosis and Treatment of Foot Conditions in Children
2011 Presenter: Pan Pacific Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Hawaii.
Presentation Title: Chronic Heel Pain in Active Children: A quantitative approach to clinical assessment and evaluation of treatment outcomes.
2011 Convenor and Presenter: Weekend Workshop: Diagnosis and Treatment of Foot Conditions in Children
2012 Invited Speaker: NSW State Podiatry Conference, Sydney
Presentation Title: Developmental Milestones in Organisation and Control of Posture
2012 Lecture: Queensland University of Technology.
Presentation Title: Common Foot Conditions in Children.
2013 Lecture: Queensland University of Technology.
Presentation Title: Common Foot Conditions in Children.