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.

Mr Nick Gallogly

Mr Nick Gallogy

Nick qualified as a Medical Mechanical Engineer from Dublin in 2004, which focused on the medical application of biomechanics. He then qualified from Salford University with honours in Prosthetics and Orthotics, which involved rotations at Nottingham City Hospital and the Robert Jones and Angus Hunt Hospital. In 2014, he attained a master's degree in Clinical Biomechanics from Staffordshire University.

Nick currently works as the Head of Service and Orthotic Clinical Lead at the Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust Hospital and has been working with the team at Spire Dunedin Hospital since 2010.

Along with supporting the physiotherapy team and orthopaedic consultants at Dunedin, Nick also provides support to Reading Football Club's Academy, GB Rowing and GB Hockey. His most recent appointment is as the official foot specialist to the London Irish rugby union club. This appointment involves the screening and management of lower limb injuries.

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