Mark Heard

Mark heard


Mark has practiced as a Podiatrist for over 25 years, during which time he has developed a wealth of expertise enabling him to give sound advice and provide 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 consults at Healthy Life Foot Clinic Burnside and Woodville Clinics.

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 laser 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. And he recently introduced low level laser therapy (cold laser therapr or photobiomodulation) for the treatment of lower limb pain & injury.

His main interest outside of Podiatry is his involvement with Aid Indonesia – a not-for-profit organisation set up after the 2004/2005 earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia to care for orphaned children. He has made 6 trips to the region of Sumatra to help oversee the development of an orphange that cares for over 65 children & a school that is helping educate over 400 children – this facility is known as Hope Village. He is vice-Chairman of the Australian board that oversees the work of Aid 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 on the image below.

Some pictures from Hope Village Orphanage & School