A podiatrist is an allied health practitioner, who has qualified for the profession with a degree, and treats foot and lower limb conditions.

Podiatry has two major treatment categories, general foot care and biomechanical podiatry.

Biomechanical treatments include 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, joint pain, knee pain and hip and lower back pain.

General foot care includes treating conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, fungal 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 osteopaths.

These patients have foot, knee, hip or back pain, and other health professionals have recognised that these patients often need the extra 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.


We believe in innovation and life-long learning – we’re always looking for ways to improve


We’re here to make your day. Our day runs better with fun, laughter and optimism


We do more than treat you, we go that step further to exceed your expectations

We Care

We treat our patients and each other professionally and kindly

Team First

We’re all about the good things. We play as a team and we look out for ways to help each other

Mark Hoyland

Qualification: Principal Podiatrist and Director. 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. His special interests include athletic assessments, and he treats foot, leg and knee pain, focusing on joint mobilisation and muscular and soft tissue release techniques.

Dream holiday destinations: Any beach, but my pick would be the Maldives.

Well-known for: Drinking coffee.

Favourite food: Tiramisu.

Favourite hobby: Diving.

My motto: Never give up.

Liz Hoyland

Job title: Director

Dream holiday destinations: All the quaint French villages. Bora Bora.

Well-known for: Always ticking off lists.

Favourite food: Japanese bento boxes – vegetarian – and eating them in Japan!

Favourite hobby: So many – quilting, trying to master French, reading and podcasts.

My motto: Be kind. Always. Everyone you meet is facing their own set of problems. Don’t add to their mental load.

Nick Cotton

Qualification: Nick graduated in 2012 with an honours degree in podiatry. Nick brings a wide range of experience to the practice which he gained in both the public and private sectors. Nick is committed to providing a professional, high-quality and evidence-based service. He achieves this through his commitment to professional development, effective communication skills and a patient-centred, caring approach.

Dream holiday destinations: Anywhere new.

Well-known for: Being trustworthy.

Favourite food: Thai.

Favourite hobby: Bushwalking, cycling and spending time with my family.

My motto: Exercise – stay stronger longer.


Lisa Pham

Qualification: Lisa graduated with a degree in Podiatry from the University of Western Sydney, going on to work in a variety of community and public settings in Australia and Ireland. Lisa is a dynamic and extremely effective podiatrist with a passion for lower limb biomechanics. Lisa is highly skilled in a wide and ever-growing range of treatment modalities and constantly surprises her patients with how quickly she fixes their problems.  Lisa’s treatment skills range from joint mobilising, dry needling, orthotic therapy and fascial massage, through to footwear prescription, taping and exercise prescription – just to name a few!

Well-known for: High energy and talkativeness.

Favourite food: Everything but Sichuan peppers.

Favourite hobby: Spontaneous trips with friends and spending time growing her own organic food.

My motto: There’s only two times in life. There’s now and there’s too late.


Kevin Pham-Le

Qualifications: Kevin has worked in both the public and private sectors since graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine. In his graduate year, Kevin worked in a rural hospital which allowed him to practice and develop the full scope of podiatry. He has special interests working with chronic conditions in dermatology, diabetes, and rheumatology. Kevin prides himself in being a holistic practitioner who delivers the best evidence-based care for all his patients.

Dream holiday destinations: Switzerland and Italy.

Well-known for: Being sassy.

Favourite food: Poke bowls

Favourite hobby: Video gaming, hiking, snacking.

My motto: Progress, not perfection.


Clare Carey

Qualification: Clare graduated from the Canberra Institute of Technology with an Advanced Diploma of Soft Tissue Therapy in 2008. In 2009, she furthered her education, obtaining a Bachelor of Therapeutic and Sports Massage at the Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill, New Zealand.

Well-known for: Bright personality, promoting wellness, sharing positive energy and always being prepared with snacks.

Favourite food: Pasta, chocolate, beef stroganoff.

Favourite hobby: Weightlifting, hiking, live music, reading, baking.

My motto: Have courage and be kind.



Kristie Kearns

Job title: Practice Manager.

Dream holiday destinations: the Greek Islands and Forster/Tuncurry.

Well-known for: Being honest.

Favourite food: Chocolate.

Favourite hobby: Spending time as a family and creating memories with the ones I love is my favourite thing to do.

My motto: ‘Every day is a school day’ – because it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, I believe we learn something new every day and this is how we evolve.


Richelle Ninness

Job title: Reception

Dream holiday destinations: Canada is my dream holiday. Would love to visit for a white Christmas!

Well known for: Being well organised, a lover of baking and discovering new places with my family

Favourite food: Asian, Italian and Mexican…it is a tough choice!

Favourite hobby: Spending time with my 3 beautiful kids and my wonderful husband

My motto: It is okay to live a life that other’s don’t understand

Chantelle Turner

Job title: Reception

Dream holiday destinations: Dream holiday is anywhere in France

Well known for: Known for my positivity and gum drop smile

Favourite food: Chocolate

Favourite hobby: Yoga

My motto: You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way! Dr Suess

Andrew Hoyland

Job title: Reception

Dream holiday destinations: Nepal or India

Well-known for: Love of Tesla and astrophysics/astronomy

Favourite food: Feijoas

Favourite hobby: Hiking