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Mr Mark Gallagher

Consultant Podiatrist

Masters (MSc) In Podiatry / Advanced Diploma in Diabetic Medicine

Practices at: BMI The Priory Hospital

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Mr Gallagher’s formative years in the NHS were based in a regional civilian and military trauma unit based in Birmingham which allowed him to develop musculoskeletal and trauma specialities.

He has always worked in multidisciplinary (MD) settings and this has enabled him to understand how collaborative working provides the most effective outcome for our patient groups.

These MD relationships covered the key players in MSK cases such as Physiotherapists, sports doctors, orthopaedic surgeons, radiologists, GP’s, chiropractors, osteopaths, strength and conditioning teams and soft tissue therapists.

The ability to communicate openly with those involved in the care pathways is instrumental in optimising the end results for our patients and the process of understanding and learning from other disciplines makes clinical practice exciting and rewarding.

Trauma: dealing with poly trauma patients with lower limb involvement and optimising their mechanical function with interventions such as footwear strategies / foot level orthoses / ankle foot orthoses / gait re-education / rehabilitation programs.

Musculoskeletal injury: different sports populations including running / cycling  / football and netball at both a domestic and national level standard with interventions such as footwear strategies / foot level orthoses / ankle foot orthoses / return to play protocols / rehabilitation programs.

Neurological: working with patients with brain injury (acquired) / Cerebral Palsy / Charcot Marie Tooth / Spina Bifida / Muscular Dystrophies with interventions such as footwear strategies / foot level orthoses / ankle foot orthoses / gait re-education / rehabilitation programs.

Ankle foot orthoses management post spinal injury / surgery for foot drop interventions.

Inflammatory Joint Disease: working with patients with active and chronic inflammatory joint disease with interventions such as footwear strategies / foot level orthoses / ankle foot orthoses / gait reduction / rehabilitation programs.

Medico-legal Work: his involvement with lower limb trauma has provided extensive experience in mapping out current and future orthotic & footwear needs / expert opinion on clinical negligence / Joint case reports / working with both claimant and defendant based on instructions.

Also works at Circle Rehabilitation.

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Podiatry
  • Health Professions Council

Clinical Interests

  • Sports Injuries
  • Gait Analysis
  • Biomechanical Assessment
  • Paediatric expertise
  • Foot Orthoses
  • Ankle Foot Orthoses
  • Running Injuries
  • Nail Surgery

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Full Time Private Clinician

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