FeetFirst Orthotics – Reading, Berkshire and London
Nick Gallogly Consultant Orthotist
Based in Reading, Berkshire and London, Nick is a specialist in biomechanics with a focus in gait analysis and the management of neural muscular lower limb conditions.
His main interest in research focuses on identification and management in tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction. This focus has led to primary care innovations as well as developed pathways for management of the condition. Nick is interested in working in lower limb orthotic management, conservative orthotic management of neurological conditions as well as sports injury prevention.
As a foot and ankle specialist, he has had the pleasure of working with a wide number of sports teams including the GB rowing team, London Irish rugby, para-rowing teams, Bristol rugby, Gloucester Rugby, Bath Rugby, Reading FC Academy and Connacht Rugby. Nick has also worked as a medical classifier for GB Para Rowing.
About Nick Gallogly
Nick currently works as the head of service and Orthotic Clinical Lead at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust Hospital. Nick received his initial qualification in 2004 through his degree in medical mechanical engineering which he took at Dublin. His main focus is here were in the application of biomechanics. He received a qualification from Salford University with honors in orthotics and prosthetics and in year 2014 he completed his Masters degree at Staffordshire University in clinical biomechanics.
Nick’s emphasis on biomechanics has shaped his approach when working with patients. Because it is how we walk that determines potential issues with the feet, legs, hips, and back. By focusing on biomechanics combined with specific issues related to the feet, Nick Gallogly has created a complete service that has helped hundreds of patients just like you. As a consultant orthotist, the combination of experience, education, and intuition means that you are in good hands when visiting FeetFirst Orthotics.
Orthotics Services in Reading & London
Foot problems can have a huge impact on your life as even the simplest of tasks such as walking can feel impossible. An orthotist can help to diagnose, treat and prescribe long-term solutions for these issues so you don’t have to suffer any more.
An orthotist is a medical professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot problems. They can help with a variety of foot conditions, including: Plantar fasciitis, Heel pain, Arch pain, Foot drop, Neuroma, Bunions, Hammertoes, and Flat feet.
Orthotists use a variety of methods to treat foot problems, including: Custom-made orthotics, Shoe inserts, Exercises, Physical therapy, Medication, and Surgery.
If you are experiencing any foot pain, it is important to see an orthotist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Orthotics can be a very effective way to relieve foot pain and improve your quality of life.
Some additional benefits of orthotics include: improving balance and coordination, reducing pain and inflammation, improvements in your gait, and preventative measures to improve future foot problems.
Even the slightest imbalance can leave feet vulnerable to stress and injury. For athletes, this can be a major setback, as even a minor injury can take them out of the game for weeks or even months.
With the right treatment, however, orthotics can align the foot structure once again and make exercise more mechanically and energy efficient. This can help athletes to recover from injuries more quickly and to prevent future injuries from happening.
There are a variety of different orthotics and treatment plans available, the best type for you will depend on your individual needs and the type of sport you participate in. For example, if you are a runner, you will need a different type of orthotic than if you are a basketball player.
If you are an athlete and you are experiencing foot pain, it is important to see an orthotist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Orthotics can be a very effective way to relieve foot pain and improve your performance.
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Gait analysis is the application of technology in assessing movement. This enables us to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for our patients so that you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Gait analysis is a non-invasive procedure that uses cameras and sensors to capture data about your walking. This data is then analyzed by a trained professional to identify any abnormalities in your gait.
Abnormalities in gait can be caused by a variety of factors, including injuries, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, and age-related changes.
Once the abnormalities have been identified, a treatment plan can be developed to address the underlying cause which may include physical therapy, exercise, medication, or even surgery.
Gait analysis is a valuable tool that can help improve your quality of life.
Foot-related problems that affect mobility can be hugely traumatic for children. If your child suffers with foot related problems it could affect their mobility and ability to partake in the same everyday activities as their classmates.
A child with flat feet may have difficulty running or playing sports. They may also be more likely to develop other foot problems, such as plantar fasciitis or heel pain.
In some cases, orthotics may be the best treatment option for children with foot problems. Orthotics are custom-made inserts that can help to correct alignment and support the foot. They can be very effective in relieving pain and improving mobility.
A doctor or an orthotist can diagnose the problem and recommend the best solution. Early treatment can help to prevent further problems and keep your child active and healthy.
The long-term effects of neurological problems can vary hugely but one of the most commonly affected areas is mobility. An Orthotist can help to diagnose and manage these conditions.
Neurological problems can affect the brain, spinal cord, or nerves. They can cause a variety of symptoms, not limited to but including weakness, paralysis, sensory loss, pain, incontinence, and general difficulty walking.
There are many different orthotic devices and solutions available, the best type for you will depend on your individual needs and the type of neurological problem you have. Just as an example, if you have weakness in your legs, you may need an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO). An AFO is a brace that is worn around the ankle and foot. It helps to support your foot and ankle and prevents your foot from dropping.
Orthotics can be a very effective way to improve your mobility and quality of life.
"I cannot recommend Mr Gallogly highly enough. Following various sports injuries and problems with her knees and ankles, and consultations with a variety of consultants, my teenage daughter was able to return to playing top level sport thanks to Nick Gallogly. His approach is very hands on and practical, and his manner is so likeable and cheerful, that he immediately put my daughter at ease and we both have utter faith in him. My daughter now wears customised Orthotics, personally overseen by Nick, which have enabled her to return to sport pain-free. Seeing Nick Gallogly completely turned things around for us."