Covid-19 Update

We have now reopened for the treatment of all patients whilst following and adhering to both government and HCPC guidance during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Wednesday  |  1300-2000
Thursday  |  1300-2000
Saturday  |  0900-1300

Quality Foot Care

 

Alexandra Gibson Podiatry is a private podiatry clinic based on the top floor of the Pentland Outdoor Centre. We are able to carry out home visit appointments in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Mid Lothian.

We offer a range of solutions for foot problems and we specialise in custom moulded carbon medical insoles for those who have pains in the lower limbs.

Routine appointments for general foot care can take place in the clinic or in the comfort of your own home.

All of our podiatrists are HCPC registered which means that we meet the high standards of our regulating body.

Alex Gibson
Podiatrist
BSc (Hons) MChs

 

Healthy Feet

Healthy feet are fundamental to you enjoying an active and vibrant lifestyle. Don’t let unnecessary pain hold you back!

Range of Solutions

We offer a range of solutions to foot problems at our modern Edinburgh clinic which overlooks the Pentland hills.

Find Us

The Pentland Outdoor Centre

44 Biggar Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 7BJ

Our clinic is just off the Edinburgh city bypass and a large car park is available.

Lothian buses 4, 15 and 15X and Stagecoach 101 and 102 stop just outside our door.

Our Services

Insoles (orthotics)

The human foot is designed to adapt to uneven, natural terrain. Our world has become hard and flat, thanks to man-made surfaces like pavements and tile floors. For your foot, it’s exhausting, and can be painful.

Superfeet insoles provide comfort, pain relief and performance. You can dramatically improve the fit, function and feel of your footwear by adding a pair of Superfeet insoles. The Superfeet shape can reduce foot fatigue and help resolve common foot and lower leg injuries, like plantar fasciitis/heel pain, shin splints, patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, IT band syndrome, etc. Finally, you can enhance certain aspects of performance, like going farther or faster, with Superfeet insoles in your footwear.

At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we can provide a full biomechanical examination to determine if insoles can improve your body movement. If you plan on attending an examination please remember to bring;

  • Your favourite/everyday shoes
  • Your running/sports shoes
  • Any previous/old insoles
  • A pair of shorts

Custom Moulded Insoles

Orthotics | 60 mins

We can supply fully custom carbon moulded Superfeet insoles designed completely bespoke for you. There will be no waiting around as your insoles will be made during your appointment. These insoles are as thin as a couple of credit cards.

 

Off The Shelf Standard Insoles

Orthotics | 45 mins

We can advise on and prescribe off the shelf Superfeet insoles to help align the foot and provide a better movement pattern of the entire body. These insoles help relieve and prevent sports injuries and other muscle/joint pains.

Nail Surgery
In some instances, ingrown toenails become so painful that the nail needs to be fully or partially removed. At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we offer nail surgery to safely and effectively remove ingrown nails under local anaesthetic.

Book an initial appointment so that we can examine you and provide the best advice on the way forward.In some instances, ingrown toenails become so painful that the nail needs to be fully or partially removed. At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we offer nail surgery to safely and effectively remove ingrown nails under local anaesthetic.

Book an initial appointment so that we can examine you and provide the best advice on the way forward.

Chiropody
Alexandra Gibson Podiatry provides an all-around foot care service where we can spend 30 minutes dealing with all the problem areas such as hard skin, corns, callous and other troublesome conditions such as dry skin and athletes foot.
Nail Cutting
Alexandra Gibson Podiatry provides an experienced nail cutting and advice service for those who are older in age or who require special attention in problem areas.
Verruca Treatment
A verruca is a wart on the foot which produces pain when pressure is applied to it. Verrucas make can make simple day to day activities unpleasant and uncomfortable.

At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we use a needling procedure to treat verrucas. The needling procedure is an innovative and effective form of soft tissue therapy which is intended to break down the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response which, in turn, stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. The treatment has been around for over 45 years (being first described in a medical journal in America in 1969) and is used routinely with great success by practitioners internationally.

We can also offer advice on other verruca treatments such as silver nitrate and cryotherapy (freezing).

Skin Care
The needs of the skin on your feet can change over time due to ageing, medical conditions or a rigorous lifestyle. At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we can advise on the best treatments and products that will meet your specific needs.
Diabetic Foot Assessment
There are more than 20 leg, foot or toe amputations each day in the UK due to diabetes. Four out of five of these amputations are preventable. Having your feet thoroughly examined is one of the ways that an unnecessary amputation can be prevented. Alexandra Gibson Podiatry can perform an annual assessment of the condition of your feet and advise you on the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of future foot problems.
Massages
Add a little bit of luxury to your day with a leg and foot massage from Alexandra Gibson Podiatry.

Insoles (orthotics)

Nail Surgery

Insoles

The human foot is designed to adapt to uneven, natural terrain. Our world has become hard and flat, thanks to man-made surfaces like pavements and tile floors. For your foot, it’s exhausting, and can be painful.

Superfeet insoles provide comfort, pain relief and performance. You can dramatically improve the fit, function and feel of your footwear by adding a pair of Superfeet insoles. The Superfeet shape can reduce foot fatigue and help resolve common foot and lower leg injuries, like plantar fasciitis/heel pain, shin splints, patellofemoral pain syndrome, Achilles tendonitis, IT band syndrome, etc. Finally, you can enhance certain aspects of performance, like going farther or faster, with Superfeet insoles in your footwear.

At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we can provide a full biomechanical examination to determine if insoles can improve your body movement. If you plan on attending an examination please remember to bring;
 

  • Your favourite/everyday shoes
  • Your running/sports shoes
  • Any previous/old insoles
  • A pair of shorts

Nail Surgery

In some instances, ingrown toenails become so painful that the nail needs to be fully or partially removed. At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we offer nail surgery to safely and effectively remove ingrown nails under local anaesthetic.

Book an initial appointment so that we can examine you and provide the best advice on the way forward.

Chiropody

Nail Cutting

Chiropody

Alexandra Gibson Podiatry provides an all-around foot care service where we can spend 30 minutes dealing with all the problem areas such as hard skin, corns, callous and other troublesome conditions such as dry skin and athletes foot.

Nail Cutting

Alexandra Gibson Podiatry provides an experienced nail cutting and advice service for those who are older in age or who require special attention in problem areas.

Verruca Treatment

Skin Care

Verruca Treatment

A verruca is a wart on the foot which produces pain when pressure is applied to it. Verrucas make can make simple day to day activities unpleasant and uncomfortable.

At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we use a needling procedure to treat verrucas. The needling procedure is an innovative and effective form of soft tissue therapy which is intended to break down the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response which, in turn, stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. The treatment has been around for over 45 years (being first described in a medical journal in America in 1969) and is used routinely with great success by practitioners internationally.

We can also offer advice on other verruca treatments such as silver nitrate and cryotherapy (freezing).

Skin Care

The needs of the skin on your feet can change over time due to ageing, medical conditions or a rigorous lifestyle. At Alexandra Gibson Podiatry we can advise on the best treatments and products that will meet your specific needs.

Diabetic Foot Assessment

Massages

Diabetic Foot Assessment

There are more than 20 leg, foot or toe amputations each day in the UK due to diabetes. Four out of five of these amputations are preventable. Having your feet thoroughly examined is one of the ways that an unnecessary amputation can be prevented. Alexandra Gibson Podiatry can perform an annual assessment of the condition of your feet and advise you on the steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of future foot problems.

Massages

Add a little bit of luxury to your day with a leg and foot massage from Alexandra Gibson Podiatry.

Opening Hours

Wednesday  |  1300-2000
Thursday  |  1300-2000
Saturday  |  0900-1300

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

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Alexandra Gibson
Podiatrist
BSc (Hons) MChs