Musculoskeletal Podiatry (MSK)

Musculoskeletal (MSK) podiatry is an area of podiatry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages presenting with joint, muscle, ligament, tendon and structural issues affecting the lower limb. We work across all localities in the Trust area.

We work alongside physiotherapists regularly in outpatients and have referral sources from local GPs and a range of other health professionals.

The specialist Podiatrists assessment will lead to a clinical diagnosis and an individualised treatment plan which could include:

  • Stretching, Stability and Strengthening exercises
  • Strapping and splinting
  • Footwear advice
  • Insoles or Orthotics
  • Onward referral if required

For complex Biomechanical issues we have a specialised gait lab based in Ballymena Health and care centre.

A Range Of Orthotic Products

Exercise Videos

Tight muscle groups can lead to a range of lower limb conditions.  We have provided videos below which show how to stretch these muscle groups out.

Calf Stretches

Musculoskeletal Podiatry: Calf Stretches from Northern Trust on Vimeo.

Quadricep Stretches

Musculoskeletal Podiatry: Quadricep Stretches from Northern Trust on Vimeo.

Hamstring Stretches

Musculoskeletal Podiatry: Hamstring Stretches from Northern Trust on Vimeo.

We would really appreciate if you could take 2mins to complete the Podiatry video survey here https://forms.office.com/e/CMBcQTepb7 which will help improve our service.

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