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19May

The Best Foot Pain Treatment

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The Best Foot Pain Treatment Foot pain can be agony and finding the right foot pain treatment can be a... Read More →
15Apr

Arch Pain: When running becomes a pain!

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I’m no athlete but like many others…I love to run! Be it pounding the pavements or off-road appreciating the surroundings,... Read More →

What our clients say?

What Our Clients Say...
Kate
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.Thanks Mhairi!
Pam Harvey, Peebles
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 ...
Happy Mum
My nine-year old son has been suffering from pain and wearing insoles for years but it has been getting worse, not better. So we came to see Mhairi. She was great with my son (who was beginning to lose hope) and put him totally at ease. Mhairi explained everything to us and gave him exercises and other tips about posture. She made him wonderful insoles in a very short time because we were going away the next day. Now his problems have much improved thanks to the insoles and he can stand and walk for longer periods without pain. She ...
Maggie Bush
I have worked with Mhairi Friel with a number of athletes across a number of sports and she has provided an unbeatable support to these athletes. She has worked very closely with me as the physio and various coaching staff to provide advice and orthotic prescription at the highest level which best suits the individual athlete’s needs. I would highly recommend her as a podiatrist.
Simon Ledwick
I went to see Mhairi at The Foot and Leg Clinic when the pain in my foot started to increase a few years after I had sustained an injury. I went for an assessment with Mhairi and she took ownership of my injury straight away by carrying out a number of tests and finally referring me for an x-ray so we could really get to the bottom of the pain. I now know what is wrong with my foot and how to manage the issues going forward. She's been really helpful and most of all honest about the injury I ...
Jill McMaster
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 ...
E Harvey
She worked a miracle. Where has the pain gone?
Jackie McDonald
I have benefitted from the foot therapy treatment and orthotics as I am walking better which has helped with sciatica pain.
Kirsten Lord, Physiotherapist and Managing DirectorThe Edinburgh Physiotherapy Centre
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.
University of Strathclyde
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 ...

How we can help

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.

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.

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