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 and offer you 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.
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 to nail surgery to running analysis and the list goes on! All of our treatments are delivered with the same attention to detail in our brand-new clinic fitted with state of the art equipment.
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 network a like-minded professionals in the Scottish Borders seeking to achieve better outcomes for their patients/clients. Part of our commitment to this involves providing several training sessions throughout the year on various lower limb topics to our fellow podiatrists and other colleagues.
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 personal and exceptional.
Mr Robert C McCririck MSc BSc(Hons) MChS HCPC reg.
Having graduated in 2013 with a 1st class honours degree in Podiatry 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 injuries, 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 recently achieved a Masters degree in Podiatric Surgery at Queen Margaret University (including research into fatigue in runners) and gained accreditation in steroid injection therapy.
Since my return from Canada in 2016, I have settled back in the Scottish Borders, a stone’s throw from the family farm where I grew up. I now hold posts as an MSK Specialist Podiatrist for Footcare Scotland at the prestigious Edinburgh Clinic and as a visiting lecturer at Queen Margaret University where my teaching interests include lower limb anatomy, orthotic prescription and nail surgery.
Outside of work, I am keen amateur cook, traveller, hiker and life-long running enthusiast, starting as a 100-200 meter competitive sprinter in my youth and more recently transitioning to long distances. I have had an incredibly fortunate career thus far and am thrilled to have founded Tweed Podiatry where I hope now to bring my skills and experience into delivering a truly outstanding foot and ankle service to the people of my local community.
How did we get here?
Take a look at our journey below.
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.
Transitioned to full time NHS Specialist
Began working full-time for NHS Tayside and shortly after moved into a full-time specialist role.
Took position in specialist Canadian clinic.
Immigrated to Canada to work in a highly specialised podiatry clinic focused on the assessment and treatment of complex musculoskeletal injuries.
Attained an MSc
Awarded a Masters degree in Podiatric Surgery from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.
Took position at Footcare Scotland
Appointed to the prestigious post of specialist musculoskeletal podiatrist with Footcare Scotland.
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.
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.