Orthotics is a specialty concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses. An orthosis (plural: orthoses) is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.
At Spire Dunedin Hospital, Mr Nick Gallogly, Consultant Orthotist, runs the Orthotics Clinic. He specialises in biomechanics, gait analysis and the management of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular lower limb conditions.
Mr Gallogly provides the following:
- Gait analysis
- Biomechanical assessments
- Conservative management of all foot and ankle pathologies
- Orthotic management of stroke and neurologically based conditions
- Orthotic management of children of all ages
- Orthotic management of polio
Mr Gallogly has a research interest in the identification and management of tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction in primary care and has developed a pathway in the management of this condition. He also has a keen interest in sports injury prevention.