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 an administration team.
Mark special interests include athletic assessments, and he 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.
He is a long-term Canberran, married with two children, and loves sport, keeping fit and relaxing with family and friends.
Swetha graduated from Western Sydney University with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine in 2018 and has moved to Canberra to work at Capital Podiatry.
Swetha enjoys all areas of podiatry but has a special interest in diabetes foot care and paediatrics. She is a patient centred podiatrist and believes in a holistic approach for every patient. She aims to provide the best possible care by combining her knowledge from university, evidence-based practice and tailoring all management plans to her patient’s specific needs and desires.
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.
Chantelle is the welcoming face of Capital Podiatry. She has over five years of reception experience within the health sector.
Graduating with a Health science degree in 2013 from Flinders University, she has a passion for helping people meet their health outcomes and being a part of the team that makes that happen.
Originally from Adelaide, she has spent the last year living in the states with her husband and two children and now has settled in Canberra.
Her aim is to make sure that you feel like part of the Capital Podiatry family the minute you arrive through the doors.
Chantelle also loves to spend time with her friends and family, travelling, drinking good coffee and reading.
Liz is our business manager. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Adelaide University and then a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from UniSA.
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 in charge of driving our business goals.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading and going to the gym.
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.