The Foot and Leg Clinic

Specialist biomechanical and foot orthotics clinic, also providing physiotherapy and massage therapy. Based in Glasgow’s West End.

What our customers say about us...

I highly recommend The Foot and Leg Clinic. All the staff are lovely and very welcoming. Mhairi is not only very knowledgeable and professional but is also lovely and so kind and patient with my 3 children who see her. Mhairi has helped us lots over our visits and has offered lots of advice to help the issues.
Gemma McCabe
Gemma McCabe
20:31 20 Oct 21
Fantastic experience at the Foot and Leg Clinic! They managed to squeeze me in at short notice to look at the pain I was having in my feet before I completed the West Highland Way. Katie gave me a full Biomechanical Assessment of my foot and ankle and explained why I was having the issues which put me at ease that with a little effort they could be sorted! I ended up taking the plunge and getting a custom Foot Orthotics which has been a life saver! Albeit painful at first I can already feel a massive difference after only 3 weeks of wearing them. I've been back twice to see Mhairi and she is great, really chatty which takes your mind from her working her magic and manipulating your feet. After my session on Monday night I felt like I had a new pair of feet! If anyone is having any pain in their feet (mine was the ball of my foot when I walked) then I wouldn't think twice about going to the Foot & Leg Clinic!
Carole Glover
Carole Glover
10:15 20 Oct 21
Great service. Many thanks to Katie Thomson for quickly and efficiently sorting out an ongoing condition. Thoroughly recommend this practice.
Jim Oliver
Jim Oliver
06:58 20 Oct 21
Mhairi and her team at The Foot & Leg Clinic have provided some much needed pain relief from my on-going diabetic peripheral neuropathy condition. Her 'opening up of the foot' treatment combined with foot and ankle muscle strengthening exercises have improved my overall condition. Mhairi's well-being Mantra is "drink gallons of water" - which is fine, unless you're s 65+ male patient 😉
John Birrell
John Birrell
11:19 07 Oct 21
I went to Mhairi after struggling with progressive knee pain for a number of years. She listened to what I had to say and gathered as much relevant information as she could. Mhairi was then able to identify key structural issues with how I walk and, though her vast experience and knowledge, she was able to create a treatment plan during that initial assessment. It was also very clear she understood how important being pain free was for me.I've been to many physiotherapists and similar titles, Mhairi and her team stand out among them all thanks to their professional and capable clinic. I'd recommend them without question.
Kristofer Law
Kristofer Law
11:35 22 Sep 21
I’ve been taking My Daughter to The Foot and Leg Clinic for just over 1 year having previously seen little results being treated through the NHS. Mhairi has been brilliant in diagnosing and treating her issues. She is also wonderfully positive and encouraging, and explains the issues and treatments in a way my daughter can understand. The improvement over past 12 months has been huge. I would have no hesitation recommending The Foot and Leg Clinic.
Ray McCarthy
Ray McCarthy
17:45 19 Jul 21
I would highly recommend the foot and leg clinic to anyone in need of treatment. Personally I've seen great improvements since I started attending appointments. Furthermore, every appointment is a joy to attend. Everyone who works there is incredibly lovely and welcoming.
Lewis Willcox
Lewis Willcox
19:37 30 Jun 21
Mhari,Was really professional and sorted out my big toes from pain. She fitted great insoles that have eased my Planter facitious and flat feet. Thoroughly recommend her.Frank Somers.😀
Frank Somers
Frank Somers
14:28 28 Jun 21
Very helpful. I have arthritis in my ankle and am waiting for an operation on it. Meanwhile tthe insoles that Mhairi has provided and her advice on different shoes and an ankle brace have greatly improved my walking.
Michael Young
Michael Young
20:34 26 Jun 21
From booking process to assessment and ongoing treatment cannot fault. Friendly, helpful team. Mhairi takes time to explain the issues, options and is realistic regarding outcomes she can offer. Very much uses a holistic approach, and shows a genuine interest in functional impact of the problem. Highly recommended.
Wilson McTaggart
Wilson McTaggart
20:25 21 Jun 21
Having injured my ankles before Christmas I've been struggling to be on my feet all day at work. Mhairi quickly identified what the issues were and I'm on the road to recovery, she really knows her stuff! The team are fantastic and so welcoming. Highly recommend!
Ashley Robertson
Ashley Robertson
11:26 21 Jun 21
Very thorough and professional service to help with my knee pain. Mhairi is always friendly, enthusiastic and positive too. Highly recommended!
Steve M
Steve M
09:55 21 Jun 21
I’ve been going to see Mhairi for the last 2 years - she managed to sort out my feet as I’d been suffering from plantar fasciitis - she’s very good at what she does - I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Diane Wood
Diane Wood
09:04 21 Jun 21
first attended Mhairi's clinic in December 2019. I was suffering acute pain from plantar fascititis. Mhairi quickly diagnosed the problem and provided a bespoke insole solution and a series of exercises which quickly eliminated the pain. Mhairi is highly skilled, extremely personable and a model professional.
Charles Rumbles
Charles Rumbles
18:34 20 Jun 21
A fantastic clinic!Mhairi is great and always available to fit me in for a review or advice.
Stephen Rooney
Stephen Rooney
15:20 22 Apr 21
I would thoroughly recommend this clinic. Very quickly identified my problem and made adjustments which have left me without pain and able to walk again. Friendly and professional service.
Graeme S
Graeme S
21:37 16 Apr 21
I've been suffering from muscle pain on right side of my body - back, hip shoulders - for a few years and no amount of massage or yoga was helping. Then last year my foot and ankle started to get painful after being on my feet all day at work and whilst googling for solutions I read that problems with your feet can be related to body aches and pain! So I found The Foot and Leg Clinic online, called, spoke to Mhairi and got an appointment very quickly. After an assessment and explanation as to what is going on with my foot/ankle/posture/the way I walk, Mhairi suggested orthotics for my shoes and prescribed exercises to strengthen muscles. I'm still a work in progress (bloomin' lockdown!) but everyone at the clinic is very friendly, and Mhairi really knows her stuff - highly recommend 🙂
sharon young
sharon young
09:52 13 Feb 21
I was recommended this place by one of my doctor friends for my sons posture. I was not left disappointed. The level of service and professionalism was superb. Mhairi provided in-depth details on what was required to fix my son's posture as his ankles were misaligned. Received updates on when the insoles was ready and made sure my son was comfortable with what was required of him (exercises, what to do if in discomfort). I would defo recommend this place...
Rizwan Akhtar
Rizwan Akhtar
09:18 22 Jan 21
Highly recommend Mhairi, she knows her feet! Clinic very well ran, explaining what to expect, available to answer questions along the way, accommodating with appointments and friendly. What’s not to recommend...
heather raeburn
heather raeburn
07:52 22 Jan 21
Great knowledge and professionalism. Everyone is so welcoming at the clinic cannot recommend highly enough.
Linda Baker
Linda Baker
23:21 21 Jan 21
I wish i had booked an appointment here a year sooner than i did. Mhairi has quickly made a huge difference to me, after 18 months of foot pain - I no longer hobble out of bed or fear being in pain during a long walk. i've been recommending her to everyone i know.
sarah Martin
sarah Martin
18:59 21 Jan 21
The team make you feel like part of the family, they take the time to understand the issues that you may have. I have severe flat feet and was unable to run because of it but thanks to them, I can do 10ks because of the support the company provided. Could not recommend them enough.
Ian Burns
Ian Burns
14:00 29 Sep 20
A very friendly and helpful team! I was struggling to walk even 5 minutes without limping in pain from my Achilles. After attending The Foot And Leg Clinic I was back to running in no time! Even managed to climb Ben Nevis with no pain at all! Highly recommend
Nadia Mohammed
Nadia Mohammed
21:04 21 Sep 20
Coming here has really helped me recover from injury (achilles tendinopathy). Mhairi and her team are all very friendly and professional; they really know their stuff. Visiting during lockdown never caused any concern as they strictly follow the health guidance. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Thank you for getting me out of pain and discomfort.
Fi Caryl
Fi Caryl
13:12 16 Sep 20
I have had a very positive experience at STRIDE, having heard such good reports. I have been delighted with all the help I have received for my long-term mobility problems, and have made great progress. Kate
Alex McCall
Alex McCall
17:52 14 Sep 20
Mhairi and the rest of the team at the Foot and Leg Clinic are great and have massively helped me in overcoming issues with my feet. From the initial consultation, Mhairi could tell straight away what was required. Through regular treatment and the help of insoles I am now completely pain free and able to continue with my active lifestyle. I would highly recommend The Foot and Leg Clinic to anyone.
Gordon Stevenson
Gordon Stevenson
15:18 14 Sep 20
Great service and very professional. I would definitely recommend!
Lochie Morris
Lochie Morris
07:02 14 Sep 20
I have used The Foot and Leg Clinic for recovery on injuries to my feet on two different occasions (a year apart). Mhairi’s treatment was crucial for my mobility and I wouldn’t have recovered as quickly had I not used her expert service. I would recommend to anyone looking for treatment to try here.
Alex Laurenson
Alex Laurenson
11:45 13 Sep 20
This is a fantastic clinic. All the staff are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. A combination of physiotherapy, shockwave, orthotics and Mhairi's expertise has made a huge difference in reducing my foot pain. Would definitely recommend.
J M
J M
20:15 12 Sep 20
I have had a number of sessions with Mairhi and Dylan, each of them has given me relief from the pain in my ankle and knee. Additionally, the atmosphere on each occasion has been warm and uplifting.J A
Janet Andrews
Janet Andrews
18:49 12 Sep 20
Having suffered chronic knee and hip pain when running for the better part of a year I wasn't optimistic for finding a solution. Thankfully Mhairi performed a comprehensive analysis which quickly identified the source of the pain. Thanks to the specially-fitted insoles and a programme of foot mobilisation and exercises provided by The Foot and Leg Clinic team I can now run again without pain. A highly professional service - thoroughly recommended.
Daniel Hill
Daniel Hill
16:09 12 Sep 20
Amazing experience. Friendly, professional and excellent at what they do. Can't believe I waited so long to try the Foot and Leg Clinic, it has helped so much with managing my foot pain and I can see more improvement all the time. I'll continue to return. Thanks Mhairi and team!
RHONA DI DUCA
RHONA DI DUCA
15:05 12 Sep 20
I have had issues with my achilles heel for a number of years, and I have seen a number of specialist during that time of which none were able to help. Mhairi at the foot and leg clinic got to the root cause and I has helped me to recover. I regret not seeing her sooner.
Vic Ibrahim
Vic Ibrahim
14:05 12 Sep 20
Having had some pain in my foot over the last 3 years I finally forced myself to do something about it. I found The Foot and Leg Clinic online, and I am so glad I did. Mhairi is so lovely! She explained everything to me in great detail, she helped my foot, and we had a great chat along the way. I would recommend the clinic to anyone.
Leanne McNaught
Leanne McNaught
14:04 12 Sep 20
I am so greatful for Mhairi at The Foot and Leg Clinic! I have had years of pain and trouble with my foot and was misdiagnosed and not getting the help that I needed through my previous clinician. Mhairi was recommended through a friend of mine and only took her a couple of minutes whilst assessing my foot to diagnose my problem. I cannot thank her enough for all her time and effort that she has put into my foot and being able to get me back on my feet in no time! All staff at the clinic are very friendly and really helpful. She really has changed my life. Thank you.
Rachel MacKenzie
Rachel MacKenzie
13:36 12 Sep 20
Great team here, very friendly and polite. Mhairi, who treated me, is friendly & knowledgeable. Definitely feeling the benefits of the inserts, exercises and the stretches applied to my feet.
Andy Ralston
Andy Ralston
13:25 12 Sep 20
Mhairi and her team are absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.
John Devine
John Devine
13:12 12 Sep 20
Excellent service and care.
Carole Walrus Walrus
Carole Walrus Walrus
18:16 05 Sep 20
I had major issues with my legs for years. So much so that I couldn’t run for 10 minutes, without pain. I’d pretty much given up hope of being able to again. I was analysed by Mhairi, who put together an action plan to address the issues (that stemmed from my feet - no one else had considered that) - not long after, I was out running and pain free. I need to manage how much and how often I do it, but regularly running 30km per week and just completed my first half marathon. It was so worth it to get to where I am today.
Rory Hamilton
Rory Hamilton
15:24 07 Jul 20
Been going here for about a month now and its been an absolute treat! Ankle/foot is back to nearly 100% and light running again after hardly being able to walk. Everything about the clinic has been brilliant and if you think there is no way back for the pain/condition you're in you have to get a full gait assessment, it will change everything! Can't wait for another few appointments to be back playing football. Very professional and masters of their craft.
AliDegnanMatee .
AliDegnanMatee .
16:49 04 Mar 20
I cannot praise Mhairi and the team highly enough, for their warm welcome to the clinic and the professional guidance and care, which is always provided with such enthusiasm and humility. To say, that the team work wonders is an understatement, as they all have such passion for their craft. I am now able to walk without pain for the first time in 9 months, through foot mobilisation techniques and a programme of exercising and stretching. If you think that you have met the end of the road, think again, there is always hope and with dedication from this team, they will strive to get you back moving and onto your peak.
Paul McKay
Paul McKay
16:06 03 Feb 20
This clinic combines a friendly and sympathetic approach to its patients with a professional and effective service. I would definitely use it again.
Rosemary McIlroy
Rosemary McIlroy
14:17 30 Nov 19
Attended the clinic with pain in my toes, thought it was related to injury during a HIT class at the gym but quickly diagnosed by Mhairi as an issue with my foot rolling inwards. Insole created and pain-free ever since. Great service!
Ally Hillis
Ally Hillis
11:00 14 Nov 19
Fantastic experience. The combination of podiatry and physio has been life changing. I received a detailed diagnosis and expert treatment. My pain has gone, and I’m now able to run again. Highly, highly recommend.
Cathy McCallum
Cathy McCallum
14:00 12 Nov 19
Mhairi is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. My feet, aches and pains and joint trouble have improved dramatically since I began working with her some 10 months ago.
Ruairi Hunter
Ruairi Hunter
22:22 10 Nov 19
I felt very supported going to the foot and leg clinic with some serious issues with my stability and problems with my feet after a hip operation. Mhairi made me feel totally at ease and has given me really good orthotic support going forward. I'd highly recommend her practical services, her emotional support and the clinic's excellent physiotherapy masseuse too. Highly Recommend.
Arabella Page Croft
Arabella Page Croft
21:40 09 Nov 19
I am having a really good experience in this clinic. I could not move my right ankle and now after a few treatments it is much better. The treatment at this clinic is improving my quality of life.
JOSE-LUIS DURAN
JOSE-LUIS DURAN
20:15 09 Nov 19
My mum visited Mhairi 2 weeks ago with hip and joint pain. After doing exercises and being fitted with some custom orthotics my mum is now pain free and walking properly for the first time in years. Highly recommended!
Leeanne  Swan
Leeanne Swan
22:21 07 Nov 19
Insoles have really really helped my knee and hip pain and I'm playing football and running again. 100% worth trying if you have gait, feet or joint issues.
Mar G
Mar G
09:14 04 Oct 19
After years of investigations and no practical outcome from the NHS, I made an appointment with Mhairi, who from the start was ever-helpful. My condition isn't run of the mill but she did everything she could, and together with the company that supplied my knee-brace (Brace Orthopaedic - thanks Alex!), the outcome was as good as I could have hoped. Professional, attentive to your needs and very patient - if you need to see a specialist, I can't recommend the Foot and Leg Clinic enough.
David McEwan
David McEwan
20:22 25 Sep 19
Excellent place. Wish I'd come to see Mhairi months ago. After 7 months of foot and ankle pain, I had lost my confidence and was feeling pretty low. Mhairi instilled confidence that I would be pain free again. After custom orthotics and foot mobilisation sessions with a few more to go, I am definitely in less pain and looking forward to getting properly used to my orthotics.
Laura Isobel
Laura Isobel
20:02 22 Sep 19
Prior to being treated by Mhairi at The Foot and Leg Clinic, I had spent various amounts of money on insoles and products that were advertised as being able to ease my calf pain, or correct my posture, or generally give me the piece of mind I was looking for. Sometime around Easter 2019, I visited The Foot and Leg Clinic for a consultation. Mhairi was excellent, carrying out a full assessment and very quickly diagnosing the problem. The solution was custom orthotics, and throughout the whole process (assessment, picking up the orthotics, aftercare) Mhairi was first class. I feel like I wasted so much time and money prior to going to the Foot and Leg Clinic - I will never again go through the GP visit/referral to physio/massive waiting list endless cycle. If I have an issue with feet, gait or posture, I will go straight to see Mhairi Friel at The Foot and Leg Clinic because the quality of care and expertise is outstanding, not to mention very good value.Finally, whilst there I mentioned to Mhairi that I was concerned about my son's posture. She told me to bring him along the next time I was there and she assessed him as well, reassuring me and pointing us in the right direction for further treatment. It is not every health care professional that would be able to deliver this quality of care, so if you are having any doubts at all whether or not a visit to The Foot and Leg Clinic is for you, be absolutely reassured that you are going to see someone at the very top of the field who will find the solution that is right for you!Make that appointment.
C Somerville
C Somerville
13:37 09 Sep 19
Mhari is sensitive, experienced and listened to concerns.
Caroline Quinn
Caroline Quinn
20:55 14 Aug 19
Massive improvement with the pain in my feet since I started going here. Would highly recommend it.
Harry McCafferty
Harry McCafferty
08:40 01 Aug 19
Mhairi is brilliant, cured my persistent lower leg and Achilles problems a while back allowing me to run injury free and complete a marathon. Now helping me adjust to a change of sport (hockey) and invaluable insight and treatment. Patient and thoughtful and the service is also very efficient, thank you!
Marnie McCormack
Marnie McCormack
21:48 23 Jul 19
I was having issues with walking properly and without pain after a tibial plateau fracture - Mhairi was fantastic - she has managed to realign my leg with the aid of shoe inserts and exercises. The results are amazing! Highly recommend visiting the clinic for advice...
Stuart McBay
Stuart McBay
14:58 23 Jul 19
My life is transformed! My feet were always painful and I needed help. Thanks to my very knowledgeable orthotist, Mhairi, I can walk for miles now without the issues I had previously. Highly recommend the Foot and Leg Clinic. Other physio services were excellent too. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Maureen Graham
Maureen Graham
13:40 23 Jul 19
I have been a happy client for 3 years after looking for custom made orthotics that I require to live a comfortable and pain free life. These are well made and very durable. I highly recommend this service.More recently I returned due to the onset of plantar fasciitis. In addition to the prescribed exercises I underwent shockwave therapy. Not for the faint hearted, since it definitely hurts during the short sessions, BUT the more you can tolerate the better the end result. Whilst still early days I anticipate a faster and lasting improvement thanks to Mhairi’s expertise.
Alex Bell
Alex Bell
13:57 25 Jun 19
I saw Jane the physio for debilitating back and shoulder pain and she sorted me right out. Very knowledgeable and a hands on appeoach. I've seen a lot of physio for various sporting injuries over the years and jane is definitely the best. Highly recommended.
Sally Johnston
Sally Johnston
19:00 29 May 19
I was at my wits end with some technical foot related issues ,met with Mhairi and she managed to make some sense of them where others have failed. Treatment is ongoing and progress is being made .A good find for me
Allan Timmins
Allan Timmins
07:54 10 May 19
I'm currently being treated by Mhairi for a foot complaint that had stopped me from running for months. Within 2 weeks of attending the clinic (allowing for time to let the injury settle), I was back running without pain. So far, I have attended the clinic for my initial assessment, had 2 orthotic shoe inserts and had 2 shorter drop-in follow-up appointments with Mhairi and it has only cost me the price of my original assessment. I was expecting to pay for much more than I have and it would have been a small price to pay for the freedom I've got back from being able to run again - I just wish I had found the clinic months earlier!!
Alan Cameron
Alan Cameron
11:55 06 May 19
I have suffered severe hip and leg pain for a long time. Mhairi assessed me and discovered that I was out of alignment on my right side . This has caused an acceleration of osteoarthritis. She organised specialised insoles for my footwear which have made a huge difference. The physiotherapists have also been amazing.
Mae McQueen
Mae McQueen
21:25 28 Apr 19
Many thanks to Mhairi for her excellent advice and service. Her treatment made an immediate and appreciable difference.
gerald regan
gerald regan
07:47 09 Apr 19
I've injured my feet and ankles numerous times playing sport to the point that just walking was difficult and painful. Mhairi's treatment plan helped reduce the pain but also dealt with the underlying cause of the problems which was great. I'm now walking pain free and back playing sport so happy days 🙂 Very professional and effective treatment. Highly recommended.
Kevin Cowan
Kevin Cowan
18:30 10 Mar 19
I have been suffering with ankle pain intermittently for a number of years though it has become more of a problem since i retired and have become a lot more active. An assessment by Mhairi Friel at the Hyndland Foot and Leg Clinic has hopefully got to the root of the issue. Having now had the orthotics - which were specifically moulded for my feet - for over 6 weeks i am walking long distances with a smile on my face. These combined with a session of foot manipulation (to release a bone) and a bit of physio definitely seem to have done the trick. Can i thank you all from the very bottom of my sole!!
ron montgomery
ron montgomery
17:22 10 Mar 19
Absolutely the best around! All fantastic at their job and a wonderful team of experts to look after you. Mairi is an absolute star💚
MrGeeewar
MrGeeewar
06:38 09 Feb 19
I’ve struggled with my feet and calves for years and gave up with them. It got to the point where I could take no more pain and uncomfortableness any longer. I reached out to Mhairi and Linsay in hope that they could mend me. The process or rehabilitation was estimated for 2-3 months. After a month I feel a lot better and now look forward to training soon in the future. Can’t thank them enough. Keep up the good work 👏👏
David MacLean
David MacLean
20:10 28 Jan 19
I have spent a few years in agony with different areas of my body, seeing more physios and other "foot" people than I can count on my hands and then my husband found Mhairi. She's amazing, so easy to talk to, extremely knowledgeable and gets the results you expect from a professional. I recently also had an appointment with her sister Roisin and have to say she came up to the exact same standard. I highly recommend both of them and I will never go anywhere else now I've found them.
Lynsey MacLennan
Lynsey MacLennan
23:32 24 Jan 19
My foot problem was getting worse and I knew I needed help. Mhairi has treated me before and I have complete faith in her ability to diagnose and deal with the problem. Professional and skilled she quickly established the problem and I now have custom made insoles to help correct my issue. Without question I would recommend her and the clinic to family and friends. Mhairi puts you at ease instantly and instils a confidence that she can help. I have had a session where she completes a foot manipulation ........definitely magic fingers 👏👏 Superb clinic in the heart of the west end
Christine Coles
Christine Coles
18:30 23 Jan 19
Can’t recommend the clinic and Mhairi highly enough. She has managed to sort out my chronic foot condition with a combination of orthotics, manipulation and exercise. I am now pain free and back at the gym again.
Anne Gordon
Anne Gordon
17:14 15 Jan 19
I have used Mhairi for years and am always so impressed with her great service and warm personality. She spends whatever time you need and is quick to respond to any queries, even after the visit. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing custom orthotics. The orthotics are not cheap but are worth the investment as they last for years and have really helped my back issues.
Avril Fries
Avril Fries
15:43 12 Dec 18
Mhairi is an incredibly knowledgeable professional and all round lovely person who has helped me progress from an ongoing injury. Her assessment was comprehensive and I would recommend the clinic to anyone struggling with an injury
lewis smith
lewis smith
15:26 12 Dec 18
Mhairi and the team are fantastic. Warm, welcoming, professional. I wasn’t suffering from any pain or injuries, just have poor posture and a desire to fix flat feet, it’s been totally worth getting the biomechanial assessment and insoles. I would recommend to anyone who feels a bit squint!
Keri Monaghan
Keri Monaghan
20:46 03 Dec 18
I almost never have a health issue so when I do, it's a big deal for me. Mhairi Friel showed great competency and I experienced immediate improvement, which has proven to be long lasting, and the treatment took a shorter period of time than expected so I'm very happy indeed .
Allan Poot
Allan Poot
15:21 27 Nov 18
Would highly recommend Mhairi. Had multiple sessions over the last few years and she’s been nothing short of a miracle worker! Lovely person, very professional and knows her stuff extremely well, can’t thank her enough.
Jack Law
Jack Law
17:27 09 Nov 18
After two to three decades of trying numerous physios, podiatrists, etc to find a solution to my biomechanical issues, I was advised by Mhairi that I really wouldn't be able to exercise my way out of them. I now have some effective orthotics which have helped me to shift some very persistent pain. There's still a way to go, but progress has been considerable and what a relief that is.
Sue Hodges
Sue Hodges
16:28 29 Oct 18
The Foot and Leg Clinic is fantastic. Mhairi Friel is amazing practitioner who puts her clients at ease and then goes on to make them better! I can’t recommend them enough.
Simon Thoumire
Simon Thoumire
09:43 19 Oct 18
Mhairi has been a life saver. Having found putting weight on my right foot difficult and having continuous pain even when my foot was off the ground , I needed to find someone who could help. I was very lucky to find Mhairi who has since sorted the problem out. I have had a slight relapse after wearing the wrong shoes throughout the summer and have made the journey through to Glasgow from Edinburgh for a couple of appointments. Once again I am on the road to no pain ! I can't recommend Mhairi highly enough .
Jane B
Jane B
18:31 18 Oct 18
I was extremely impressed with Mhairi's knowledge, attention to details and human-centered approach every time we've been there. I would definitely recommend her clinic.
Sorina Maria Oprea
Sorina Maria Oprea
13:24 18 Oct 18
When I first went to see Mhairi at The Foot and Leg Clinic I was nearly at my wits end with a long term injury that just wouldn't respond to rehab. Mhairi's help totally kick started my recovery and while there's still a lot to do I wouldn't be making the progress I am without her expertise, enthusiasm and support. Couldn't recommend her enough!
Peter Mcmanus
Peter Mcmanus
12:19 18 Oct 18
I am so pleased I decided to attend the Foot and Leg Clinic. The treatment from Mhairi and her team, which included orthotics, has made me feel fitter and stronger, so that I am now looking forward to undertaking a 3 week holiday in South America. Not bad for a 65 year old. I would highly recommend the Clinic as Mhairi's expertise is second to none.
Catherine Armstrong
Catherine Armstrong
09:50 16 Oct 18
Great clinic!Mhairi was able to provide a diagnosis and offer a solution by the end of my first consultation. Since then I have booked in with Mhairi on a regular basis and seen big improvements. I wouldn't go anywhere else.Gerry
Gerry Savage
Gerry Savage
09:45 25 Sep 18
Pleasant clinic and expert biomechanics. Mhairi solved my long running foot problems with custom orthotics that got me back on the road and training again. I'd highly recommend her.
duncan boyd
duncan boyd
22:04 24 Sep 18
Mhairi’s approach to my ongoing foot problems have been a revelation. Although I am still amidst treatment the progress has been good. I’ve also started to see the sports masseuse at the clinic who has also helped me with other niggles. I would highly recommend the clinic.
Ken Adams
Ken Adams
13:43 24 Sep 18
Went to see Mhairi at Stride foot and leg clinic after having problems with shin splints which was stopping me from playing sports and when I did play I struggled with severe pain for the next few days.On my initial appointment Mhairi gave me an insight what was causing my shin splints and a few appointments later am starting to see massive improvements!Would highly recommend.
Sean Naughton
Sean Naughton
18:48 19 Sep 18
I honestly cannot recommend Mhairi and her team highly enough. I had ongoing issues with bunions and was in a lot of pain when I first came to see Mhairi. The foot mobilisation treatment I received over a number of weeks did wonders and improved my condition significantly. I gained a lot more flexibility and movement in my joints and have had little to no pain in my bunions since starting the treatment. I have also received custom made insoles which have also been fantastic and helped a lot with both the bunions and knee issues I have experienced in the past. I thought I would not be able to run again pain free and was pretty disheartened. Thanks to the foot mobilisation treatment and insoles I received at the Foot and Leg Clinic, I am now back running and going about my day to day business with what feels like a new pair of feet!
Doro Weber
Doro Weber
10:39 10 Sep 18
I can highly recommend the whole team at the Foot and Leg Clinic. I have had issues with my ankles for many years and been to so many people looking for help and nobody has ever recognised and dealt with the issue. Mhairi has..............and I am absolutely thrilled with the treatment and the difference she has made to me so far. I would highly recommend Mhairi to everyone. Big thank you to Mhairi, Linsey and Lindsay for all your help and treatment so far.
Yvonne Currie
Yvonne Currie
11:00 30 Aug 18
Absolutely fabulous experience at the foot&leg clinic, been to hospital several times and got no were. Two sessions with mhari and team at foot&leg clinic and am back walking with no aid and in no pain whatsoever, definitely recommend to family and friends. Big 10/10. David Brownlie
david brownlie
david brownlie
13:52 24 Aug 18
As a Paralympic Ski Guide my feet in ski boots are extremely important. I've been seeing Vhari for the last year and have been wearing orphotics which have really helped me train and compete at the highest level. I recently got a pair of orphotics for my ski boots and this is the first time in three years I have wore my ski boots without pain. Can't recommend highly enough!
Brett Wild
Brett Wild
07:10 20 Aug 18
First class and expert service by Mhairi Friel. My son has benefited greatly in his athletic capabilities since he began visiting Mhairi and I would highly recommend her work to any potential customers.
Paul Cooper
Paul Cooper
20:51 31 Jul 18
Mhairi provided custom made orthotics for two close family members struggling with mobility and pain due to arthritis and neuropathy. As a result we have seen decreases in pain and improvements in mobility and function we thought would not be possible. She has provided us with advice and assistance throughout, detailed follow-up communication and assistance and overall a really high standard of care. As a Physiotherapist with 20 years experience I would highly recommend this clinic.
Cate Smith
Cate Smith
15:30 09 Jul 18
Mhairi was very professional and gave me great insight into the working of the Achilles Tendon. I received great treatment and felt the effects almost immediately. I would definitely recommend the clinic to friends and family.
Darren Williamson
Darren Williamson
11:43 29 Jun 18
I have used The Foot and Leg clinic for approximately three years now after searching for many years to find treatment suitable for my needs. From the beginning Mhairi adopted a holistic approach to my treatment and has worked with me continuously over the last few years to continually improve my condition. I can honestly say the treatment I have received has had genuine impact on my overall quality of life.
Bryan Campbell
Bryan Campbell
15:48 25 Jun 18
Can't recommend Mhairi highly enough. She's been such a help diagnosing and solving my sister's foot problems when the NHS couldn't. Without her help, instead of watching my sister's walking and mobility steadily improve, we'd have been working with wheelchairs. Absolutely fabulous from start to finish.
Valerie Stuart
Valerie Stuart
09:05 24 Jun 18
I had a longstanding problem with my right foot which Mhairi helped correct. I am very active,mainly golf and gym classes, and had a nagging pain under my forefoot for several months. Mhairi examined my feet and my walking and through both hands on manipulation and provision of corrective Orthotics I am now pain free. I’m delighted to have found such a talented professional.
Fiona Cameron
Fiona Cameron
20:52 21 Jun 18
I has physio here for a back pain. Thorough investigation into the issue. Great treatment plan and exercises to help remedy the issue. Delighted (-:
Mark Slorance
Mark Slorance
17:25 10 Jun 18
Outstanding service every visit. The team genuinely care about my treatment and well being and don’t stop until the result is perfect. Would recommend to anyone with feet/leg/back complaints. Mhairi is so professional and always puts me at ease with the progress of my treatment. Even when I’m not in the clinic, email communication is great and really important to ensure I remain on track. I cannot speak highly enough of Mhairi and her team and I cannot thank the team enough for what they have done so far and how much better I feel!
A Smith
A Smith
07:51 08 Jun 18
Sorted out many years of back pain by making me customised shoe inserts. I've also had follow up therapy. Mhairi is very good at what she does and passionate about her work. Cannot recommend her practice enough
Ivan Groenewald
Ivan Groenewald
18:41 05 Feb 18
Mhairi is an excellent clinician who I've had the pleasure of working with over the last few years. I have no hesitation in referring my clients with orthotic needs to her. She understands the complexities found in our client group - people with neurological conditions such as stroke - and we have successfully worked together to make significant changes to several people's posture, comfort and walking ability. She provides a very thorough and high quality service and I would highly recommend her services.
Kenny Thoms
Kenny Thoms
09:05 05 Feb 18
Mhairi and team deliver a gold standard service. They are the best at what they do. The team are experts delivering a very personable, customer focussed service. A lovely and relaxing environment and with excellent facilities. From the moment you enter the clinic until you leave you are treated as if you are the most important person. A lovely and very positive experience.
Oliver Scott
Oliver Scott
11:02 21 Jan 18
18months ago I tore a muscle in my leg while running (and stupidly finishing) a marathon. It was fairly bad and I was off my feet and work for a while. I didn’t think I would manage a marathon again or any decent running. Thanks to the amazing knowledge and skills of Mhairi at The Foot and Leg clinic (and a bit of sports physio) I managed to get back on my feet and within 8 months got back to marathon running. Everything that was recommended has worked and every penny I’ve spent has been worth it. It’s reasonably priced and if you have a foot or leg problem it’s definitely worth a visit.
Gavin Bryce
Gavin Bryce
11:30 20 Jan 18
As a Gym it’s so important to keep all of our clients safe and fully functional! Mhairi at the foot and leg clinic has been such an amazing clinician to refer people to. I know any of our Gym members who have seen her would give her 5*+
Commando X-Fit
Commando X-Fit
21:57 19 Jan 18

We're open for business!

We’re open and ready to help you with injuries, aches and walking or running patterns!  

  • We are adhering to all COVID restrictions and have full PPE in place. 
  • We ask that you arrive at your appointment time rather than coming early. This helps avoid patients sitting in the waiting room.
  • Please also wear a face covering on entering the practice and sanitise your hands on entry.

If you have any covid symptoms or are self isolating please cancel your appointment.

We have been overwhelmed by the continual support from our clients.

Thank you so much! We hope you are all keeping well!

Welcome to the Foot and Leg Clinic

Our clinic was founded in 2009 and a lot has changed since then. Mhairi initially set out to create a service where patients could visit for treatment of the foot, ankle, back and leg injuries by first understanding what their injury is.

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The biomechanical assessment Mhairi created allowed patients to finally understand why they are overloading the injured area of their body before working to restore body balance and reduce stress to the injured tissue, thus allow the patient to recover and return to a better quality of life.

We have unparalleled experience with biomechanical assessments. We work with top professional athletes around Scotland and provide the foot and ankle and biomechanics service to the Scottish Institute of Sport. In addition, we have years of experience working with premier footballers, rugby players, military personal at Faselane navel base and many more.

Just check out what our recent clients have to say about us…

Based in Glasgow's West End

Our consultants are based in our clinic in Glasgow’s West End. Call us on 0141 433 7402 or book an appointment online.

Specialist Orthotics & Biomechanical Services​

Our experts can treat a range of injuries – get in touch to see how we can help you

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We have unparalleled experience with biomechanical assessments and work with top professional athletes around Scotland and provide the foot and ankle and biomechanics service to the Scottish Institute of Sport.

Leg Massage

Our Physiotherapy Clinic works with patients to restore muscle balance around the various joints of the body in-order to reduce pain and reduce the risk of injury.

Sports Massage

Manual therapy may include acupuncture, massage therapy, cupping, myofascial techniques or other therapy to relieve muscle tension that requires manual skill.

Foot Orthotics

Orthotics are devices fitting externally to the body to support and improve the position and function of the joint to which they are fitted and improve the muscle function to those which surround the joint.

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Podiatry (also known as chiropody) is the diagnosis and treatment by podiatrists (chiropodists) of diseases and other disorders of the feet.

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The Foot and Leg Clinic specialists have studied Foot Mobilisation and are excited to introduce this wonderful method of fixing feet to as many of the Scottish public as we can.

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Shockwave therapy is the application of intense sound energy into stubborn damaged tissue to promote degeneration and is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence.

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Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a painless and harmless way to obtain pictures of structures in the body, such as muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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At The Foot and Leg Clinic we understand that patient care is best as part of a team. Our aim was to create a multidisciplinary team of experienced clinicians who work together as a close team.

Meet the team

Book an appointment with our clinicians online or via phone

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Mhairi Friel

BSc (Hon), MSc – Foot, Ankle and Biomechanics Clinical Specialist and Senior Orthotist.

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Katie Thomson

Senior Orthotist – BSc (Hon) Prosthetics and Orthotics

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Leanne Swan

Orthotic Workshop Manager

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Insurance Companies

We provide treatment on behalf of the below health insurance providers​

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What We Treat

No matter the condition, we have a treatment to help.

The foot and ankle biomechanical assessment is the analysis of the function of each of the individual joints of the foot and ankle, and relating these findings to the function of the muscles of the lower leg and foot.

There are a variety of common leg injuries which we treat at The Foot and Leg Clinic. Leg injuries are a common occurrence as part of day to day life as well as those injuries sustained from sporting activities.

Knee injuries often relate to poor alignment of the foot, hip or both. Poor foot alignment results in change in the alignment of the knee and hip, therefore results in a change in muscle pattern around these joints.

We would suggest that the first step when treating a hip or back injury would be to consult with our specialist biomechanical clinician or the physiotherapist.

There are many triggers for headaches, including stress, trauma and chemical. The most common reason for headache is the result of tension of the neck muscles.

Neuromuscular conditions include a large range of conditions and ailments which are a result of problems with the central nervous system.

A trapped nerve higher up the arm or back can result in pain in a distal location. Our physiotherapists carry out a detailed assessment to analyse the reason for your injury before devising your treatment plan.

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