Meet The Team

nick gallogly Consultant Orthotist in reading, berkshire

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.

Mr Declan Oldfield BSc – Senior Specialist Orthotist

Declan is an experienced specialist orthotist who has been working with Nick at the Royal Berkshire Hospital for 8years. He attained his BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Salford University in 2015.

Declan is an integrale part of the practice, with skills in 3-D scanning and 3-D printing. His reputation as a caring and attentive clinician continues to be recognised by those around him. He works within MDT`s in both diabetic and neuromuscular settings and has a keen interest in foot and ankle and paediatrics.

Ms Jourja Pattrik BSc – Orthotist

Jourja joined the practice in early 2024. She qualified as an Orthotist in 2022 and has her university placement with Nick in 2021.

Jourja`s role within the team is as the patient experience lead, focusing her time on ensuring that patients continue to do well after their treatment, ensuring good patient outcomes. She is currently undertaking an PGc in the management of the diabetic foot.

Mr Ashley Butler – PA

Ashley joined the practice in 2023. He supports the team with appointment, accounts and general enquires.

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Gait analysis

Gait Analysis 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.

Foot specialist

Based in Reading, Berkshire and London, Nick is a specialist in biomechanics with a focus in gait analysis and neural muscular lower limb conditions.

Foot problems

Foot problems can have a huge impact on your life as even the simplest of tasks such as walking can feel impossible.

Custom orthotics

An orthotist can help to diagnose, treat and prescribe long-term solutions for these issues so you don't have to suffer anymore.

Foot injury

Problems with the feet can actually affect the functioning of other parts of the body including the hips, knees and back.

Sports orthotics

When coming up with the right design of orthotics for sport, it's important to understand the footwear that is being used.

Childrens orthotics

The most appropriate type of Orthosis for your child can be discussed at great length to allow you to understand exactly what your options are.


Feet First Orthotics use computerised software to help analyse your movements through biomechanical assessments.