||Chief Podiatrist and Managing Director, Mark Reyneker, obtained his degree in Podiatry from the University of Johannesburg and has been practicing in Malaysia for the past 11 years.
From the first day he arrived in Asia he was given the name Dr Mark, the foot doctor. “I found it to be comical since where I am from we always use the surname, which is Reyneker. I tried for months to get people to use my surname to no avail. It was very humorous. “Dr Mark” appeared in papers, on the radio and in social settings. “Dr Mark, the foot doctor”, is now the only name I know and respond too.”
Mark arrived in Singapore on the 12 September 2000 to conduct a training course in Clinical Biomechanics for physiotherapists, chiropractors and occupational therapists.
The training program was arranged by a healthcare centre which operated a centre in Singapore and Malaysia. After conducting the training he was offered a position at the Malaysian branch to develop a department of Podiatry. Having fallen in love with Asia he accepted the offer. “I had one drawback though…I already owned a flourishing podiatry practice in one of South Africa’s coastal cities, Port Elizabeth.” Due to this fact, he only took up the position in Malaysia six months later. “I went back home, got a locum to manage the clinic, and returned to Malaysia to develop Podiatry.”
On 1 January 2006, he established the Family Podiatry Centre Sdn Bhd in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The clinic was flourished since and serves patients from all states in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Maldives, Australia and a large expatriate community based in Malaysia.
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, he is very fond of nature. “I had to leave my safari trips, mountain climbing, surfing and running behind.” However, those activities were very soon replaced with diving, jungle trekking, photography and dancing.” Completely taken by what this tropical country has to offer, he has climbed Mount Kinabalu, dived our many dive spots, spent hours in our Sarawakian caves and relaxed at our world class resorts. He has also represented Malaysia and Singapore in a group dance performance in California in 2003.
It is his dream to see Podiatry develop to the point where Malaysia will have its own Podiatrists providing podiatric medical treatment to all Malaysians.
Watch Mark being interviewed on woman's feet and their beloved shoes: