Meet Mark Heard
Mark has practiced as a Podiatrist for over 27 years, during which time he has developed a wealth of expertise enabling him to provide sound advice and treatment on all aspects of foot and ankle health. Mark understands the impact that foot pain has on our daily life and strives to assist with effective solutions. He has an excellent rapport with people of all ages from young children to seniors.
Mark graduated from the University of South Australia in 1991. He initially practiced in a large clinic in Hobart, Tasmania for 2 1/2 years.
In 1994 he returned to Adelaide to commence post-graduate studies & surgical training. During this time he assisted several Podiatric Surgeons in a broad range of surgical foot & ankle procedures.
In 1997 he traveled to the Philippines with a group of Australian & American Podiatrists on a medical & surgical mission providing care to the underprivileged of the Philippines. This has been a highlight of his career so far.
Mark has been a councilor with the Australian Podiatry Association.
His professional interests include general podiatric medicine of the foot & lower leg. He has a special interest in the use of lasers in treating foot & leg conditions. He was one of the first Podiatrist’s in Adelaide to utilise high level laser therapy in the treatment of nail fungus. He has undergone further training in the use of low level laser therapy (cold laser therapy or photobiomodulation), foot mobilisation and dry needling in the management of foot and lower limb pain & injury.
His main interest outside of Podiatry is his involvement with Hope Village – a school and orphanage that was established after the 2004/2005 earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia. He has made many trips to Indonesia to help oversee the development of the orphanage and school that cares and educates over 550 children. He is vice-Chairman of the Australian board that oversees the work in Indonesia.
A portion of your fee at Healthy Life Foot Clinic is donated to Aid Indonesia. For further information on the work of Aid Indonesia & Hope Village click HERE.
He also loves time with his family and Labrador Bella, the water loving dog 😉