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 with a special focus on foot and leg pain – whether walking, running or just standing around! He has built the practice up to employ a great team of podiatrists and an administration team dedicated to helping you. His special interests include gait analysis – focusing on how your posture and the way you move contributes to your pain, as well as becoming highly skilled in manual therapies such as joint mobilising and fascial 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.

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

Kristie is our 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: Podiatry Assistant/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