At Shand Podiatry in Aberdeen, we offer comprehensive foot mobilisation therapy to help keep your feet healthy and functioning.

Our goal is to ensure our patients enjoy pain-free movement and long-term relief from any issues with their feet that could cause discomfort.

We understand how important it is for our patients to move freely, confidently, and safely – so we are committed to providing effective treatments that promote better foot health overall.

Whether it’s treating a current injury or addressing underlying issues with the feet, our team of experienced podiatrists can work together to create tailored treatment plans that best fit your individual needs.

Foot mobilisation therapy is a form of manual therapy incorporating chiropractic, osteopathic and physiotherapy techniques which involves the application of low grade force to a joint of the foot or ankle to increase the range of motion. It works by reducing the stiffness of the joint which is caused by an increase in the collagen cross fibril linkages. Foot mobilisation can be used to treat any stiff/restricted joint in the foot or ankle and can lead to improved foot and lower limb function of the foot and ankle and a reduction or elimination of associated symptoms.

Classically several sessions are required to reduce the restrictions and are followed up with a strengthening exercise protocol to maintain the gains achieved with the mobilisations.

Common conditions and foot injuries that we incorporate FMT into the treatment plan are:

  • Mortons neuroma
  • Hallux abducto valgus
  • Plantar fasciits
  • Chronic ankle pain
  • Cuboid syndrome
  • Arthritic pains
  • Hallux abducto valgus or hallux limitus
  • Arch pain

Usually we incorporate soft tissue mobilisation/ massage techniques into the plan to aid in the mobilisation of the tight joint or soft tissue structure and improve the healing rate of the damaged tissues by enhancing blood flow to the site.

Our Staff


Scott Shand BSc Pod

Director and head Podiatrist

Scott specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle pathology using an evidence based approach to treatment.
Scott is also the director of leading custom orthotic lab, Epione. Epione design and manufacture 3d printed orthotics for clinics throughout the UK. Scott has worked with PGA tour professionals and Scottish premiership football clubs.


Pamela and Sandra are our front of house team. They are always on hand to answer your questions and queries in a friendly and professional manner.


Bethany Skinner BSc Pod


Hi, my name is Bethany and I have recently joined the team at Shand Podiatry.
I graduated from Queen Margaret University in 2021 with Bcs Hons in Podiatry.
I started my career working for NHS Grampian before making the decision to join Shand Podiatry in April of this year.
My interest in podiatry started when I was 15. I was curious to learn about an injury I had sustained through highland dancing. This interest while being treated led me to pursue an education and career in podiatry.
In my free time I still enjoy highland dancing although no longer competitively. I also enjoy helping out on the family farm and spending time with my friends and family.
I am looking forward to taking the next step in my career, and advancing my scope of practice.



Absolutely top-notch service. A friendlier place you will not find! Everyone is so pleasant, patient, they really listen to you and address your concerns like the true professionals they are. They are knowledgeable and the results were fantastic. Highly recommend The Shand Practice.


“Central location with on street parking outside. Great service and flexible appointments. I have been to the practice for various injuries and pains such as ‘shin splints’ and plantar plate issues. Treatment included; massage, acupuncture, review on how I was running (treadmill) and I was also given exercises to do at home and lots information and tips to stop the problem reoccurring. I would like to thank Scott as it never has! A family run business who care about their clients and the results.”



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