Foot For Thought
It’s rare that two feet are exactly the same; one of them is often larger than the other.
A human foot & ankle is a strong, mechanical structure that contain 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons & ligaments.
The average person will walk around 115,000 miles in a life time, that’s more than four times around the earth!
A Glasgow Caledonian University graduate in podiatric medicine and surgery, Amy Maclean is now the resident podiatrist at Aberdeen Sports Village.
Within the premier health and wellbeing centre in the North East, Amy works as part of the multi-disciplinary team at SPEAR Sports Injury and Physiotherapy clinic.
Amy's main area of focus lies within the biomechanics of the foot and ankle. Assessing this involves static and dynamic foot examinations to identify any abnormalities in the lower limb. From these tests, she can prescribe from a large range of customised foot orthoses (insoles), as well as giving concise, clear explanations to the patient.
Amy spends time on a weekly basis as the in-house podiatrist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary's ANCHOR Unit. Working within the Unit, she provides podiatric care to those both in the wards and at the outpatient clinics.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the level of care given at Amy Maclean Podiatry, Amy dedicates time to attend national conferences. In doing so, she increases her awareness of new treatment methods and technologies within the profession.
Amy is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. This enables her to carry out minor foot surgeries and supply certain prescription only medicines.
What her patients think
"After months of my wife moaning about the state of my feet, I went to visit Amy. She did a fantastic job and provided a professional and friendly service. I would thoroughly recommend her."
"My feet are fab after Amy worked her magic on them. Next session booked.”
"Just had my first session with Amy. Feet looking and feeling a lot better. Got some homework to be getting on with, but looking forward to my next appointment.”