Dr Chris Bishop

Head Biomechanist & Senior Podiatrist at The Biomechanics Lab

Dr Chris Bishop is an Adelaide based Podiatrist and Biomechanist with a strong focus on high performance, orthopaedic lower limb biomechanics, footwear and rehabilitation.

  • Professional Achievements: Fellow Australian Sports Medicine Federation, Post-Doctoral Fellowship – Running Biomechanics and Physiology
  • Qualification: , PhD in Biomechanics, Research Masters in Human Movement, Bachelor of Podiatry
  • Memberships: Sports Medicine Australia, International Society of Biomechanics, Footwear Biomechanics Group, Australian Podiatry Association

Chris studied Podiatry at UniSA and since graduating, has balanced a full time orthopaedic based clinical load with his research interests.

Chris’ PhD focussed on the effect of custom foot orthotics and athletic footwear in the treatment of plantar heel pain. His Post-Doctoral work focussed on the effect of footwear design on running performance, as well as factors influencing the perception of footwear comfort. When not consulting with patients, you will find Chris in one of our research labs.

His current research program focusses on three key themes:

  1. Running biomechanics and athletic footwear design
  2. Lower limb biomechanical function
  3. Custom foot orthotic design

With a view to translate research into practice, Chris founded The Biomechanics Lab in 2010, with the new facility being established in June, 2018. This purpose-built podiatry, 3D gait analysis and rehabilitation centre is Adelaide’s only private 3D gait facility.

The Biomechanics Lab provides podiatry clinical services, strength and conditioning programs and gait analysis services to help understand biomechancial functional, inform rehabilitation programs and optimise athletic performance.

Chris’ clinical interests include:

  • Orthopaedic foot & ankle management
  • Management of Arthritis (Rheumatology)
  • Overuse running injuries
  • Achilles tendon pain
  • Ankle rehabilitation
  • Netball injuries
  • Heel pain

You can see Chris at Move for Better Health’s Malvern or Magill location, or at The Biomechanics Lab on Kensington Road at Norwood.