Get In Step Podiatry

About us

Dr Elaine Hoey PhD, BSc (Hons), MChS, HCPC Registered Podiatrist/Chiropodist, BUPA Registered Consultant

Leading Podiatrist, Dr Elaine Hoey, has worked with a range of elite athletes including Commonwealth Games athletes, the Scottish Institute for Sport and professional sporting teams. Elaine is a specialist in:

  • Chiropody
  • Podiatry
  • Gait Analysis
  • Postural Analysis (Biomechanics)
  • Orthotics
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lower Limb and Foot Pain

Elaine also has extensive experience of treating a wide range of recreational athletes, children, and individuals with the foot complications associated with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune conditions. Elaine has been awarded the Edinburgh and Lothians Branch Award for Clinical Practice in Biomechanics and Gait Analysis.


The right footwear with correctly orthotics is needed for correct gait and posture, helping prevent injuries.
The right footwear with orthotics is needed for correct gait and posture, helping prevent injuries.


Get In Step Podiatry, with clinics in Belfast and Ballymena, provides a comprehensive Gait/Postural assessment based on our unique and innovative research findings from 100’s of patients.


Our findings are cutting edge and set us apart from any other podiatry practice in Ireland This had helped many to be active and pain free, as well as improving sporting performance.



Mahajan A, Naylor S, Mills AD, Low JC, Mackellar AHoey DE, Currie CG, Gally DL, Huntley J and Smith DG.
Phenotypic and functional characterisation of follicle-associated epithelium of rectal lymphoid tissue. Cell and Tissue Research (2005) 321 (3): 365-374

McNally A, Roe AJ, Simpson S,  Thomson-Carter FM, Hoey DEE, Currie C, Chakraborthy T, Smith DGE and Gally DL.
Differences in levels of secreted locus of enterocyte effacement proteins between human disease-associated and bovine Escherichia coli O157 (vol 69, pg 5107, 2001) Infection and Immunity (2005) 73 (4): 2571-2571
Hoey DEE, Currie C, Mahajan A, Gally DL and Smith DGE.

Epithelial cell responses to verotoxin and VTEC. (2003) 5th International Symposium on ‘Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) – Producing Eschericihia coli Infections’ Meeting Abstract p154

Roe AJ, Hoey DEE and Gally DL
Regulation, secretion and activity of type III-secreted proteins of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157. Biochemical Society Transactions (2003) 31: 98-103
Hoey DEE, Sharp L, Currie C, Lingwood CA, Gally DL and Smith DGE.
Verotoxin 1 binding to intestinal crypt epithelial cells results in localization to lysosomes and abrogation of toxicity. Cellular Microbiology (2003) 5 (2): 85-97

Hoey DEE, Currie C, Else RW, Nutikka A, Lingwood CA, Gally DL and Smith DGE.
Expression of receptors for verotoxin 1 from Escherichia coli O157 on bovine intestinal epitheliumJournal of Medical Microbiology (2002) 51 (2): 143-149

McGinty A, Scholfield CN, Liu WH, Anderson  P, Hoey DEE and Trimble ER.
Effect of glucose on endothelin-1-induced calcium transients in cultured bovine retinal pericytes. Journal of Biological Chemistry (1999) 274 (36): 25250-25253
Hoey DE, Nicol M, Williams BC and Walker SW

Primary Cultures of Bovine Inner Zone Adrenocortical Cells secrete cortisol in response to ATP and UTP via a Nucleotide Receptor which may be coupled to two signal generation systems. (1994) Endocrinology 134: 1553-1560

Hoey DEE, Williams BC and Walker SW

Adenosine and ATP stimulate cortisol secretion from bovine adrenocortical inner zone cells via a purinergic A2 receptor subtype. (1994) Journal of Endocrinology 143: p39

Hoey DEE, Nicol M, Williams BC and Walker SW

Cultured inner zone cells from bovine adrenal cortex secrete cortisol in response to a purinergic agonist. (1992) Journal of Endocrinology 141: p98


Book An Appointment

To book an appointment in our Belfast or Ballymena clinic please call us on the following numbers, or fill out our contact form here.

Tel: Ballymena: 028 25 655 755

Tel: Belfast: 028 90 702 002


Clinic Times:

Monday: 9am – 5pm

Thursday: 9am – 6:30pm

Friday: 9am – 6pm

Clinic Times:

Tuesday: 2pm – 7pm

Wednesday: 2pm – 6pm