Podiatry

Registered podiatrists specialise in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs, including nail surgery and wound management.

This includes assessment of the vascular, neurological and orthopaedic status of the patient’s lower limbs. Following assessment, treatment is focused on restoring and maintaining functional independence. Following assessment patients may be maintained on caseload for ongoing care or discharged and issued with a personalised foothealth plan which offers the patient advice on how to maintain their own foothealth.

Podiatrists have a key role to play in helping people maintain their health and social wellbeing and live independently within their own community. This is especially so for patients with complex medical conditions such as diabetes.

This leads to improved quality of life and contributes to the prevention of falls, prevention of hospital admissions, reduction of length of stay and, in some instances, facilitates early discharge.

There are clinical specialists in diabetes, acute services (renal and rheumatology), biomechanics and podopaediatrics and a Gait Analysis Centre in Ballymena, which provides a trust wide service.

Podiatrists provide a service to people from all age groups and users can self refer or be referred by GP’s or other health care professionals.


For further information please contact the Podiatry Services Manager or the Podiatry Locality Managers:

Podiatry Services
Spruce House
Braid Valley Hospital site
Cushendall Road
Ballymena
BT43 6HL
Tel: 028 2563 5502 

Antrim / Ballymena / Mid Ulster
Tel: 028 2563 5672

Causeway / East Antrim
Tel: 028 7034 4831

Trustwide Gait Analysis Centre, Ballymena Health and Care Centre
Tel: 028 2563 5673


Related links
Footwear Service
Footcare for people with diabetes

Page last updated:15 December 2016