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.

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Nisha Rayka

Job title: Podiatry Assistant. Nisha is in her final year of Podiatric Medicine at Western Sydney University. She strongly believes in an optimistic approach to health and podiatry to achieve the best results possible.

Nisha has a comprehensive knowledge of biomechanics and musculoskeletal conditions of the lower limb. She has experience in dry needling and shock wave therapy.

Nisha has always been concerned about staying fit and healthy. She is very active in taking part in various conferences and workshops to keep her up-to-date with the latest treatment modalities available to her patients.

Dream holiday destinations: Finland, Greece & Hawaii

Well-known for: Being polite & humble

Favourite food: Pani-puri & Nachos

Favourite hobby: So many – Playing badminton, reading & spending time with nature

My motto: Everyday is a chance to learn something new

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 – 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.

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

Charelle Leefe

Job title: Podiatry Assistant

Dream holiday destinations: Hawaii’s Outer Islands – The Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau & Kahoolawe

Well-known for: Friendly nature & willingness to help others

Favourite food: Korean BBQ, banoffee dessert & feijoas

Favourite hobby: Spending time with family, touch football, golf & travel

My motto: Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.

Karina Seignarack

Job title: Podiatry Assistant

Dream holiday destinations: Japan and Maldives

Well-known for: Being a team player

Favourite food: Sushi

Favourite hobby: Interior design

My motto: When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.