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Home  /  Sports Medicine Series Sep ’23 – In Search of Happy Feet: Cases in Medial Foot Pain
Sports Medicine Series Sep ’23 – In Search of Happy Feet: Cases in Medial Foot Pain
14:00 to 16:00 - September 30, 2023
Online Webinar on Zoom, Singapore
SMAS Sports Medicine Series – September 2023

Title: In Search of Happy Feet: Cases in Medial Foot Pain

Date: 30 Sep 2023, Saturday

Time: 2 – 4pm (Singapore Time, GMT +8)

Venue: Online webinar via Zoom


  • 2.5 CoachSG CCE hours
  • 1 Singapore Medical Council CME point



  • SMAS Members: Free
    • Look out for Zoom meeting link sent to your registered email.
  • Non-Members: S$15
    • QR code for payment will be sent via email. Zoom meeting link will be sent after payment has been received.


Adjunct Associate Professor Wong Yue Shuen
Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Physician, Orthopaedics International

The Medial Foot: Anatomy, Function and Pain

Identifying pain generators in the foot is aided by the fact that almost everything is easily seen or felt during physical examination. However, what is often not so simple, is trying to determine the root cause of an injury, and how to guide the route to recovery.

This talk will attempt to link anatomy, biomechanics and injury in the medial foot, laying a groundwork for ways to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries.



Dr Wong has been involved in both sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery for over 25 years. He has a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering and has published numerous articles with an emphasis on foot and ankle biomechanics. He continues to be actively involved in education for both the medical community as well as bioengineering students.

Ms Yeo Hwee Koon
Senior Principal Sport and Exercise Physiotherapist, BMJ Sports Medicine Pte Ltd

Non-Surgical Management of Medial Foot Pain

Case Study will discuss on various options for non-surgical management of medial foot pain.



Hwee Koon is the incumbent committee member of SMAS and a sport and exercise physiotherapist with more than 10 years of experience with elite athletes. She has worked with numerous athletes including the Singapore national swimming and para-swimming teams. She has also provided medical support for Team Singapore at various major games, and both local and international tournaments. Her forte is in sport-specific injury management and rehabilitation, developing injury prevention strategies, and pitch-side management. She is currently an Adjunct Lecturer and works in private practice.

Mr Balaji Prem Chand
Principal Sports Physiotherapist, Heartland Rehab

Elite Distance Runner Case Study

Balaji will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of a 39-year-old elite long distance runner presenting with medial foot pain and neurological symptoms. A multidisciplinary approach led to the full recovery of a possible unstable large os trigonum and accompanying tibial neuropathy in an elite runner.



Mr Balaji is the current Vice President of SMAS. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with Honours in BSc Physiotherapy and is currently practicing as Director and Principal Sports Physiotherapist at Heartland Rehab, as well as Director of Athletic Chamber, a personal training focused gym. He has keen interest in Immediate Care in Sports, having achieved the highest Level 3 medical certification in Immediate Care in Rugby from the International Rugby Board. His passion has also led him to serve as the Lead Physiotherapist for the Men’s 15s National Rugby team, as well as Head Physiotherapist for the National Rugby Academy for the Singapore Rugby Union. He looks after and treats both national squad and age group rugby players and sees them through their competitions locally and overseas.

His other international experiences include the 2015 SEA Games, 2015 ASEAN Para Games, Super Rugby 2016 & 2017, HSBC World Rugby 7s 2016 & 2017, OUE Badminton Open 2015 & 2017, World Club 10s Rugby 2014 and SCC Hockey International Sixes 2012.
Outside of work, he keeps active by going to the gym and playing with his kids.

Mr Tye Lee Tze
Podiatrist, The Podiatry Centre

Competitive High Jumper Case Study

A 19-year-old female competitive high jumper has been plagued by chronic bilateral mid-foot pain since 2018. Treatment was by conservative means until the pain became unbearable in early 2023 where she sought surgical opinion. Tye discusses the possible contributing factors for the etiology of this injury and the considerations in the decision of pursuing the surgical route in this young athlete.



Tye became the first Podiatrist in Singapore when he was employed at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) in 1993. He established and headed the Podiatry Service at TTSH until 1998 when he left to set up his private practice.

He was the Founding President of The Singapore Podiatry Group in 1994 which has evolved into The Podiatry Association Singapore. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Podiatry Association Singapore from 2019 till present. He was the President of SMAS for 2 terms (2019-2020 & 2022-2023) and was the Vice President in 2018-2019.

Tye is currently the Visiting Podiatrist for the Singapore Sport Institute (2001-present). He is the Podiatrist for the Singapore Sports School (2015-present). He has been the Podiatrist for the Football Association of Singapore (2016-2021), Lion City Sailors Football Club (2021-present), and the School of the Arts - Dance Faculty (2014-present).

A lifetime ago growing up in Brisbane, he was a single handicap golfer and a high school sprinter. Now he enjoys taking things easier, jogging leisurely with his daughter and son.


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