Mark qualified from the University of Huddersfield in 1994 and went on to complete his Masters Thesis on injection techniques for chronic soft tissue problems in 2000.
Mark worked as a Clinical Specialist for the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust from 1996-2010. UHBFT is one of the largest regional trauma units in the UK and covers both civilian and military injury. The post also had a large Rheumatology caseload and he was actively involved in the mechanical management of this patient group.
In addition to the post at UHBFT Mark was Clinical Lead for Podiatry at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham from 1998-2011. This service focussed on the musculoskeletal and mechanical overuse conditions associated with varying activities. The role also involved dealing with post operative foot and ankle complications following surgery and also a paediatric caseload.
In addition to the trauma and musculoskeletal group of patients Mark is also involved extensively in sport related injury. Running related injuries form a large part of the workload seen across the various clinical sites in the West Midlands and London.
In March 2013 Mark joined Pure Sports Medicine based in Kensington which provides treatment for sports people at all levels and is a high performance unit designed to return the athlete or sports person back to their chosen activity in the optimum time frame.
Outside of RX Podiatry
Outside these work commitments Mark has two children whom he enjoys spending time with and who both enjoy keeping fit and active. Mark continues to remain active with both running and cycling commitments. Mark has completed a number of half marathons over the last few years with his quickest time of 1 hour, 30 mins and 54 secs at the Stratford half marathon and a number of sub 40 minute 10km times.
As a cyclist he has completed many of the european sportives such as the Etape de Tour and the Marmotte in a gold medal time for his age group. The combination of his clinical experience and own interest in sports provides an ideal approach to the injured athlete and sports person and also working within professional sports environments provides an holistic view of what can be achieved with a structured approach to injury management.
The underlying basis for Marks intervention is the structure and function at a foot and ankle level and this can provide the foundation for effective management for a wide spectrum of lower limb problems.
Mark is also Head of Research and Development for one of the largest orthotic manufacturers in Europe and is actively engaged in research across a number of academic institutions looking at footwear design and bespoke ankle bracing in dealing with clinical pathology. He also provides the Podiatry input the the Masters Physiotherapy program at the University of Birmingham.
Biomechanics Summer School
Mark was the Chair for the Biomechanics Summer School which is the premier biomechanics meeting in Europe. The 2015 program provided a focus on the Kinematic, kinetic and neuromuscular effect of orthotic intervention. Mark presented on the factors associated with surface EMG in lower limb function.
Mark provides post graduate education to a number of professions across the UK and Europe as part of his role of Clinical Director for The Langer Group. As well as traditional classroom based programs he also designs a free online education portal supplied by The Langer Group. This e-learning based platform is designed to give practitioners a solid basis of understanding in the field of biomechanics so that practitioners can become more confident in practicing effective biomechanical orthotic therapy.
If you are interested in taking part in these courses or wish to find out more information please visit the Langer Biomechanics Education website.
GP and Physio Education
Mark is also involved with the Midland Orthopaedic Practice which is a unit involving specialist clinics providing a regional centre of expertise for orthopaedic problems and provides education regionally. Midland Orthopaedic Practice
Mark Gallagher MSc Pod. Adv Dip Diab Med
I have a proven track record in a number of specialist orthopaedic units involved with dealing with lower quadrant injury. My skill set reflects the experience gained in working in a multi-disciplinary environment since 1994. I am committed to research and academia both as a clinician and as an educator.
Bachelor of Science (Podiatry) 1994
Advanced Diploma in Diabetic Medicine 1998
Master of Science (Podiatry) 2002
Advanced Certificate in Local Analgesia 2001
University of Huddersfield 1991-1994
Roehampton Institute (University of Surrey) 1996-1998
University of Northampton 2000-2002
2013 - Present
Sports PodiatristPure Sports Medicine, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London
2010 - 2013
CONSULTANT PODIATRIST Ministry of Defence - MIAC Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Lichfield, Staffordshire
1998 - 2012
CLINICAL LEAD IN PODIATRYThe Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham
1997 - 2010
CLINICAL SPECIALIST IN MUSCULOSKELETAL & TRAUMA (PODIATRY)University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
2009 - Present
CONSULTANT PODIATRISTBirmingham City Football Club, St Andrews Stadium, Birmingham
2005 - Present
CONSULTANT PODIATRISTThe Foot & Ankle Clinic, BMI Priory Hospital,, Birmingham
2004 - Present
CONSULTANT PODIATRISTPhysiokinetic Limited The County Cricket Ground, Birmingham
2001 - Present
CONSULTANT PODIATRISTThe Warwickshire Nuffield Hospital Leamington Spa Warwickshire
2006 - Present
SPECIALIST EXTERNAL LECTURER IN LOWER QUADRANTUniversity of Birmingham, School of Health Sciences, Birmingham
2013 - Present
RESEARCH CLINICAL DIRECTOR (HEAD OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT/HEAD OF POST GRADUATE EDUCATION)Langer Biomechanics Group UK, Stoke on Trent Staffordshire
1991 - 1994
UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELDBachelor of Science Podiatry
1997 - 1998
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY (ROEHAMPTON INSTITUTE)Advanced Diploma in Diabetic Medicine
2002 - 2004
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTONMaster of Science Podiatry