A podiatrist is an allied health practitioner, who has qualified for the profession with a degree, and specialises in treating foot and lower limb conditions.
Podiatry has two major treatment categories, general foot care and biomechanical podiatry.
Biomechanical podiatry includes assessing how the foot and leg functions when walking and running and how this relates to the rest of the body. It includes treating conditions such as heel pain, shin splints, bunions, big toe joint pain, knee pain and hip and lower back pain.
General foot care includes treating conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, plantar warts and general nail cutting.
At Capital Podiatry in Canberra, we treat many patients who have been referred to us by general practitioners, physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors.
These patients have foot, knee, hip or back pain, and other health professionals have recognised that these patients often need the specialist support of a podiatrist.
We stay up-to-date with the very latest treatment options and are proud to provide the best way to treat your problems.
Mark Hoyland graduated with an honours degree in podiatry in 2000 and has worked as a podiatrist since then in the public and private sector.
Mark started his business, Capital Podiatry, in 2005 and has built it up to employ several podiatrists and a practice manager.
Mark specialises in athletic assessment, and treats foot, leg and knee pain, focusing on joint mobilisation and muscular and soft tissue release techniques.
Mark runs a regular clinic at the Isabella Plains Medical Centre. He also consults at Athlete's Foot when they run promotional events such as fitting children for their school shoes.
Mark is a long-term Canberran, married with two children, and loves sport, keeping fit and relaxing with family and friends.
Grace graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2017 and has recently moved to Canberra to work along side Mark at Capital Podiatry.
Grace enjoys all aspects of the podiatry profession but has a particular interest in lower limb biomechanics and the management and rehabilitation of sporting injuries.
In the treatment room, Grace’s mission is to ensure that patient’s receive the best level of care. Grace aims to provide this care by using the latest evidence based practice together with listening and engaging with the patient’s needs.
Grace is excited to put all that she has learned from University studies into practice.
In her spare time, Grace enjoys playing soccer, going bike riding and reading.
Clare graduated from the Canberra Institute of Technology with an Advanced Diploma of Soft Tissue Therapy in 2008.
In 2009 Clare furthered her education, obtaining the Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage at the Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargil New Zealand.
After eight years of clinical experience, Clare became more independent in her business, joining the team at Capital Podiatry in July 2015 as Capital Sports Massage.
Clare is passionate about pain management and prevention. Clare's interest in studying massage therapy stemmed from her love of sports science in college and love of sport.
Clare specialises in sports massage, currently working with the Canberra Raiders and ACT Brumbies.
When Clare is not working with patients, she enjoys CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, watching sport, cooking and spending time with her friends.
Dianne is our practice manager, finance officer, receptionist and generally does everything except cut your toenails. She has been with Capital Podiatry since March 2007 and enjoys meeting new clients and welcoming regular clients to our practice.
Before joining the vibrant team at Capital Podiatry she worked for many years at the Department of Tourism as an executive assistant. She was also financial officer for the Australian Expos in Brisbane, Korea and Seville.
After raising three beautiful children she dabbled in the merchandising game. Dianne is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and children at either soccer, baseball, archery or dance competitions.
Dianne looks forwarding to meeting you soon. She is always friendly and will strive to make an appointment for you to accommodate your busy schedule.
Liz is our marketing manager. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Adelaide University and then a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from the South Australian College of Advanced Technology.
Liz has written for newspapers, magazines and worked in the public service.
Liz helped set up Capital Podiatry with her husband Mark in 2005 and is the face behind the practice’s website, Facebook account and more.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys spending time with family and friends and keeping fit.
If you're travelling, and you're looking for a local podiatrist, we're aligned with a group of podiatrists and a physiotherapist across Australia and New Zealand.
We meet up with the group every few months and we highly recommend their services.
And if you're looking for a physiotherapist in Canberra, we recommend Powerhouse Physiotherapy in Lyneham.