Michelle Giles MSc, BSc (Hons)

Musculoskeletal Podiatrist

I graduated from the University of Plymouth in 1997 with a 2:1 BSc (Hons) Podiatry Degree. In 2007 I graduated from StaffordshireUniversity with a Masters Degree in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics (MSc)

I worked in the NHS from 1997 to 2011 and in private practice from 2000 and am now solely self-employed. I have specialised exclusively in Biomechanics since 2001 and was a Clinical Lead in Biomechanics for Torbay Care Trust for 10 years.


I work part-time as a contractor for the MOD treating Military Personnel with various lower extremity musculoskeletal problems & sports injuries who frequently require orthotic therapy. I carry out musculoskeletal podiatry assessments within the area of Occupational Health for a private company in North Devon.

I consider myself to have a wide knowledge base in the field of musculoskeletal podiatry and work closely with Consultants, Physiotherapists and Orthotists. As part of the Foot & Ankle Orthopaedic Team I worked both in Primary and Secondary Care settings for 9 years, seeing new GP referrals on a weekly clinical basis.

My patient groups are of various ages from young children to the elderly. I have a special interest in footwear biomechanics and running injuries and am part of the Exeter Biomechanics Research Group at ExeterUniversity. Here I give lectures on Podiatric Biomechanics to MSc students, help with research projects and do combined gait analysis with podiatry assessment, in the gait laboratory, for athletes with complex sports injuries .

The title of my MSc dissertation was, “The influence of motion-control running shoes on pressure distribution and selected lower-limb kinematics of recreational runners who over-pronate.” This was presented at the 8th Footwear Biomechanics Symposium in Taipei City, Taiwan in 2007. 

I am a member of the SOCIETY OR CHIROPODISTS AND PODIATRISTS and registered with the HEALTH PROFESSIONS COUNCIL. My registration number is CH.13660.