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Mhairi’s results and background in biomechanics gives me the confidence to refer her any patient we believe requires an assessment or orthotics. Not only is her understanding fully comprehensive, she utilises the most appropriate devices to ensure objective accuracy – pressure plates, treadmill and video analysis help you to gain a thorough understanding of your problem, then what is necessary to rectify it- Kirsten Lord, Physiotherapist and Managing Director of The Edinburgh Physiotherapy Centre
I had been suffering from calf injuries for a number of years which were ultimately resulting in me having to almost stop playing hockey and only occasional squash. I was referred to Mhairi who through the use of video and assessment identified an issue with the action of my foot plant. A pair of insoles were made to ‘encourage’ my foot to move in a more normal fashion. Within three weeks of getting the insoles I was running 5k and back in full training for hockey and squash with no ill effects. A year further on I am still managing to train and compete on a regular basis without the problems I previously experienced. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mhairi to anyone with possible gait issues. I found her to be a very thorough and sympathetic clinician with a good understanding of my sporting needs.- Niall Sturrock, Head of Sport and Recreation
I have benefitted from the foot therapy treatment and orthotics as I am walking better which has helped with sciatica pain.- Jackie McDonald
I have suffered for a number of years with a problem of flat feet especially the left foot which even after a relatively short walk gave me quite a bit of pain. I Googled Foot Problems on the internet and Mhairi's name and information came up, how lucky was I, I hit the jackpot!! This young woman is the tops in her field, she very quickly identified what my problem was and set about getting custom made orthotics and began mobilising my feet. I cannot say it wasn't painful having the treatment but 'no pain, no gain', certainly applied to my treatment. My left foot, had over the years inclined inwards and now with the treatment from Mhairi and exercises. It has really straightened up, in fact it's amazing the difference. The orthotics have balanced me and I find I can now walk very comfortably. Thank you so much Mhairi, you are a star!!- Pam Harvey, Peebles
Having never been to see an Orthotist before I wasn't sure what to expect from my first consultation with Mhairi. However, I was instantly put at ease by her easy, professional manner and obvious clinical skill. I was also extremely impressed by her quick grasp of what my issues were and her practical approach. The orthotics she made me have had a massive effect in reducing my symptoms.- Kate
I returned to playing hockey after a ten-year gap and was loving getting fit again. Unfortunately, this increase in my exercise levels was not met by the same level of enthusiasm by my lower legs. My shins and calves became increasingly painful as time went on. After several months I was not bring able to run or walk any distance without numbing my shins and calves with freezing sprays and worrying about any lasting damage I might have been doing. I initially saw a physiotherapist who advised me I had shin splints and to see Mhairi Friel as he felt the problems originated from my feet. Mhairi did a really thorough assessment of my gait and weight distribution on my feet and advised and supplied insoles to improve my over-pronation. After eight weeks of wearing my insoles, no high impact exercise and carrying out specific exercises prescribed by Mhairi I returned to light training and was amazed by how much less pain I was in. I am now back to full training and with the season starting I am looking forward to being able to enjoy exercising again.- Jill McMaster

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What We Do

The Foot and Leg Clinic have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating foot, ankle, hip, back and leg injuries with orthotics and manual foot and lower leg mobilisation techniques.

Our experienced team of Orthotists use the latest in technology and biomechanical assessments to assist in the prescription of specialist orthotics such as knee braces, orthopaedic footwear, insoles,sport orthotics and other support products

We carry out biomechanical assessments. This is a skilled assessment undertaken in order to understand how your body moves and is positioned when you stand, walk or play sport.

We use this to establish possible causes of aches, pains and discomfort of the body and once we understand which tissues of the foot, ankle, leg or back are under increasing strain we will devise a treatment pathway for you. Please contact us to book an appointment.

We are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Our podiatrists prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

The Foot and Leg Clinic stay ahead of the times by focusing their method of fixing feet and body posture by practicing Foot Mobilisation Techniques (FMT).  FMT is a very specific method of mobilising the foot, ankle, and lower limb, to create drastic results.

Instead of wearing foot orthotics to change foot posture, and therefore improve position and function of all the joints of the lower limb, we achieve this through a series of hands-on FMT treatment sessions.

Do you suffer from foot, ankle, knee, hip or back pain, poor balance or any condition that affects your mobility and quality of life?

The Foot and Leg Clinic’s highly educated clinicians tackle this problem with accurate diagnosis of your injury, utilising advanced assessment technology in order to prescribe high quality arch supports, manufactured within our onsite workshop. Book an appointment with us today.