About Us

 


Adam McIlwaine is the lead podiatrist BSc (Hons). PG.Cert Sports Biomech Med originally from Northern Ireland, he has a passion for seeing athletes of all levels return from injury at their best.

Previous experience includes being consulting podiatrist to Armagh GAA, Advanced Practitioner Podiatrist Ministry of Defence, Consultant podiatrist with Pure Running, educational presentation to elite athletes and fellow healthcare professionals on the subject of lower limb biomechanics and injuries.

Specialist interest areas include injury prevention in elite triathletes and runners.  Lower limb overuse injuries with a mechanical aetiology or cause and running technique correction.

Locally he is the consulting podiatrist to several sporting teams.

 

“The foot is the most marvellous of machines – and a work of art”
Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

 

One quarter of all the bones in the body are located in your feet, there are 66 joints 214 ligaments and 38 muscles and tendons. It is a complex mechanical structure which has to be shock absorbing at contact and then a rigid lever to push off at propulsion…

Sports Podiatry specialises in the diagnosis and management of lower limb injuries (hips down) associated with abnormal biomechanics or posture during walking, running or your chosen sport.

Our podiatrists use the latest technology and evidence based practice to treat injuries including:

  • Shin pain (Medial tibial stress syndrome)
  • Hip pain (trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Thigh pain (Illiotibial band friction syndrome)
  • Knee pain (anterior and patellofemoral pain)
  • Stress fractures or overuse injuries
  • Heel pain and arch pain (planar fasciopathy)
  • Achilles tendon injury. (Achilles Tendinopathy)
  • Running technique and training error