About the Foot Clinic

The Foot Clinic offers an exclusive specialist service in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic foot and ankle pathologies.

We will assess, diagnose and offer detailed treatment plans for lower limb foot and ankle disorders. We use the latest evidence based practices to ensure optimum patient well being.

The Foot Clinic also provides routine foot care. This includes: nail care and treatment for corns, callous and in-growing toe nails. All Podiatrists at The Foot Clinic are also qualified in LCN nail reconstruction Wilde-Pedique.

All clinical staff at The Foot Clinic are registered with the Health Care Professions Council HCPC and are members of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, with years of experience in both the private and public health sector.

In addition, we are one of only a small number of Podiatrist Clinics currently working in Northern Ireland as a clinical specialist in Orthopaedics.

We also provide routine Footcare home visits for those that are housebound.

Meet Our Team

Claire Dobie

Podiatrist (BMedSc (Hons) Podiatry)

Claire graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2001. Since graduation Claire has obtained qualification in, lower limb foot and ankle acupuncture, lower limb foot and ankle manipulation and mobilisation, foot and ankle steroid injection and IMER training.

Claire has experience both in the private and NHS sectors. In 2006 Claire took up post as an Extended Scope Podiatrist in Orthopaedic ICATS for the Northern Health and Social care Trust. Claire has recently joined the UUJ School of Podiatry as a locum lecturer and continues to work towards her Masters completion at UUJ.

Claire has had work published in Podiatry Now on three occasions and has been guest speaker at the Northern Ireland Podiatry Conference in 2013.

    Rachel Murdoch

    Podiatrist (BSc Hons Podiatry)


    Rachel Murdoch qualified from the University of Ulster in 2011 with a first class honours in Podiatry. Since graduating Rachel has qualified in soft tissue mobilisation of the lower limb and nail reconstruction. Rachel has gained extensive experience in biomechanics of the lower limb and musculoskeletal podiatry. Rachel has had work publish in the journal of Physical Therapy reviews.

    Rachel also enjoys all aspects of general care- routine podiatry, wound care and nail surgery.

    Rachel carries out a lot of home visits in order to reach out and provide care to those patients unable to attend the clinic.

      Alexis Law

      Podiatrist (BSc Hons Podiatry)


      Alexis studied at Glasgow Caledonian University where she graduated in 2009. Alexis Worked for NHS highland where she gained extensive podiatric experience in care for the elderly, dementia care and podopaediatrics before returning to Northern Ireland.

      Alexis' specialist interests include high risk general practice, wound care, diabetic and rheumatoid conditions,nail surgery and verrucae.

        Elaine Blanc

        Podiatrist (BMed Hons Podiatry)


        Elaine graduated with a BSc (Hons) in podiatry from the University of Ulster, Jordanstown in 2014. Elaine has gained experience working throughout Northern Ireland in the NHS during her studies. Elaine is keen to further study the area of biomechanics and sports medicine over the next couple of years.

        Elaine loves to see instant results when treating her patients as well as working with patients to reduce pain and increase mobility. She also has been trained to use orthoses (insoles) in the treatment of lower limb and back pain resulting from poor foot posture.