About Us

The main ethos of Tweed Podiatry is to make sure the experience of every person visiting the practice is exceptional from start to finish and we aim to achieve this in a number of ways:

 

A Warm Welcome

We want every visitor to feel right at home in our practice. Our friendly and experienced team are on hand to greet you with a tea or coffee in our modern reception area so you can sit back and relax before being seen. If you have any other requests or questions while you wait, we will be only too happy to help!

Providing Clinical Excellence

We take your experience of being treated by us very seriously. We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of treatment that are both safe, effective, confidential and evidence-based. To achieve this, our team are constantly engaging in new learning and training to stay on top of the latest developments in podiatric medicine and research.

great Care, Modern Surroundings

Our highly qualified and experienced team are able to deliver exceptional care for all manner of foot, ankle and lower limb conditions ranging from sports injuries to corn removal,nail surgery to running analysis and much more! All of our treatments are delivered with the same attention to detail in our modern clinics fitted with only the highest-end equipment.

 

Empowering Others

We are real believers in sharing our knowledge and expertise for two important reasons; to help our patients by equipping them with better understanding of the nature of their problem, and to grow a local network a like-minded professionals seeking to achieve better outcomes for their patients/clients. Part of our commitment to this involves providing training sessions and talks throughout the year on various lower limb topics to our fellow podiatrists and other colleagues. We are available for speaking engagements with any groups who may be interested in what we have to say!

Always Listening

We see all manner of foot, ankle and lower limb problems in our clinics but what is far more varied are the people who we have the privilege to meet. Everyone has a unique story to tell and we want to hear it. We know that every individual’s beliefs, experiences and expectations can and should guide the way we look at their problem. That is why we strive to listen closely, to put you at the centre of the picture and work with you to make your experience with us as personalised and meaningful as possible.

 

 

Mr Robert C McCririck
MSc BSc(Hons) MCPod HCPC reg.

MSK & Sports Specialist Podiatrist, practice owner, Lecturer

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Having graduated in 2013 with a 1st class honours degree in Podiatry (and winner of the Algeos Clinical Audit Award) from Queen Margaret University, I have gone on to practice at specialist level in the NHS and in private practice, both in the UK and Canada. I have a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions, especially running-related injuries, and love to work with people to understand the nature of their problem and the strategies we can use to improve their symptoms and achieve their goals.

I am passionate about constantly learning and developing my abilities to help my patients. As part of my commitment to great patient care, I have gone on to achieve a Masters degree in Podiatric Surgery from Queen Margaret University, gained accreditation in steroid injection therapy and am currently studying for post-graduate certification in diagnostic medical ultrasound at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am fortunate to have been invited to speak at a number of professional conferences to have worked as a visiting lecturer in Podiatry at Queen Margaret University where my teaching interests include lower limb anatomy, orthotic prescription and nail surgery.

 
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Consumers Award - Scottish Borders’ Business Awards 2018 & National Grand Finalists 2019

We were honoured to be nominated and finalised for the Scottish Borders business awards where we were announced as the winner of the consumers award 2018. It was truly humbling that the judges, secret shoppers and members of the public gave us this award in recognition of the positive impact we have had on the many people who have come to us for help. Having this level of feedback has been an enormous boost both for our notoriety and for our confidence that our passion and determination to create a uniquely high-quality podiatry service in the Scottish Borders seems to be working!

Following on from this success, we are now nominated and in the Scottish Business Awards Grand Finals for 2019 that will be held in Glasgow in late May. The opportunity to represent Tweed Podiatry and the Scottish Borders on the national stage is a true honour. And of course, if you would like to place a vote for us we would be delighted - http://www.scotlandsbusinessawards.co.uk/final-2019/

 

 

How did we get here?

Take a look at our journey below.

 
  • July 2013

    Graduated with Honours

    Having gained BSc with Merit the year prior and began part-time role in NHS Tayside, graduated this year with a 1st class honours degree in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh as well as being awarded the Algeos award for best clinic audit.

  • March 2014

    Transitioned to full time NHS Specialist

    Began working full-time for NHS Tayside and shortly after moved into a full-time specialist role.

  • May 2016

    Took position in specialist clinic in Canada.

    Immigrated to Canada to work in a highly specialised podiatry clinic focused on the assessment and treatment of complex musculoskeletal injuries.

  • July 2017

    Attained MSc Podiatric Surgery

    Awarded a Masters degree in Podiatric Surgery from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

  • August 2017

    Took position at Footcare Scotland

    Appointed to the prestigious post of specialist musculoskeletal podiatrist with Footcare Scotland.

  • September 2017

    Appointed as visiting Lecturer at QMU

    Appointed as a lecturer in the field of Podiatry at Queen Margaret University, teaching subjects such as anatomy and orthotic manufacture, and supervising student clinics in varied settings including nail surgery.

  • February 2018

    Opening of Tweed Podiatry Clinic

    The grand opening of Tweed Podiatry, the Scottish Borders' premier foot and ankle clinic. A purpose-designed practice with a friendly atmosphere, brand new high-end equipment, run by one of the most highly qualified podiatrists in the Scottish Borders

  • September 2018

    Consumers Business Award 2018

    We were honoured to be nominated and finalised for the Scottish Borders business awards where we were announced as the winner of the consumers award 2018. It was truly humbling that the judges, secret shoppers and members of the public gave us this award in recognition of the positive impact we have had on the many people who have come to us for help so far.