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Practice History

Foot Health Matters - Practice History
35 Years on Finaghy Road South 
Large enough to cope and small enough to care.
'Royal College of Podiatry Awards'
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'National Award' Recipient 2022

Foot Health Matters is a very well established Podiatry practice based in the South Belfast area of Northern Ireland. The practice is located on Finaghy Road South (at No 26) & is fully owned /operated by Mr Malachy I. O’Mullan.  Malachy graduated with Distinction (in 1984) from the Northern Ireland School of Podiatry.

Foot Health Matters was opened on a part time basis in 1987 & provided evening hours & Saturday's availability.

The practice has developed significantly over the past 35 years & is extensively equipped with the very best podiatric treatment technologies available. Those technologies provide objective diagnostic data on a wide range of foot & lower limb related conditions. With almost 40 years of experience, you can be assured that Malachy will provide a very caring & capable professional service.

Practice developments.

In early 1987, the purchase of the current 'practice premises' on Finaghy Road South was completed.

In November 1987, (after extensive refurbishment works) the current practice was opened.

                                 The Practice' operating hours were Mon - Fri, (5 pm - 9 pm) & Saturday’s 8 am - 1 pm.

In the ‘Spring’ of 1998, fulltime ‘Private Practice’ commenced (after Malachy resigned for his position in the NHS)

In the Summer of 1998, the practice commenced a 'GP Fundholding' contract with a large 'GP Medical Practice'.

In the summer of 2009, extensive internal refurbishments were carried out.

In early 2011, 'Online booking' was introduced to provide a simpler 24-7 appointment booking service.  

In the Spring of 2018, Malachy celebrated the fabulous milestone of 30 successful years in 'Private practice'.

On 23rd September 2022,  Malachy was honoured to received the "Royal College of Podiatry Award"  

                                             The awards ceremony held in the 'House of Lords' (Palace of Westminster, London).

2024 & beyond ! 

10th January 2024 - (the new completely reconstructed 'Practice Website' went 'Online').

Foot Health Matters apologises for any inconvenience that the reconstruct may have caused.

Another milestone approaches in July of 2024.

I can happily look back over my 40 years in 'Professional Podiatry' & can truthfully say "I would do it all again!"  

To date, I have had the absolute pleasure of helping many many people across our broad society with simple & complex foot ailments & at the same time, I have also enjoyed the great benefits of a fabulous career and an unending term of employment !


I hope for many more years ahead !

'Royal College of Podiatry Awards'
Professional affiliations
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Northern Ireland Branch
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