About Us

Integral to our ongoing commitment to setting excellence in podiatric standards, is our ability to provide professional podiatry advice and apply this knowledge effectively to meet our patients expectations.


Our accredited podiatric team all have sub-specialities team, with a commitment to post graduate research, regular attendance at scientific meetings and lecturing at National and International Conferences. This ensures the Centre For Podiatric Medicine provides evidence based strategies for the benefit of our patients.


michaelkinchington.jpg - largeDr Michael Kinchington PhD 

Podiatric Sports Medicine & Footwear Biomechanics

Pod; Grad Dip Sports Med; Ms Ex & Sports Sc; FAAPSM; FSMA

Podiatric Physician-Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Sport Medicine

Research Fellow-Australian Catholic University


Michael Kinchington is a podiatric musculoskeletal consultant with specialisation in sports medicine injury prevention and rehabilitation of the lower limb. His practice involves injury related conditions and footwear prescription. He has spent 20 years on medical team with the Sydney Swans, and proud to be associated with the Western Sydney Wanderers in their debut season in the A-League. He regularly provides consultation advice for Football Federation Australia, Sydney FC, NSW Waratahs, Olympic and Commonwealth Games Athletes. He has close ties to the International Olympic Committee.


For more information: www.michaelkinchington.com



Maryanne Lacey

Maryanne Lacey is a Director of the Centre For Podiatric Medicine. The facilities at the MLC Centre, CBD Sydney (Martin Place) and Macquarie Health Professionals, North Ryde was her vision; the Centres which include multi-disciplinary health professionals have  served Sydney for 20 years. Maryanne’s professional interests include Paediatrics, Diabetes, Wound Care and Primary Care. She is available for consultation by appointment only.



Sarah Newman

M.A.Pod.A; B.App Sc (Pod)Ms Pub Health & Health Management


Sarah studied Podiatry at Sydney Institute of Technology (1996) and has pursued further studies since. Continuing education is important to her, and she is always looking to improve and update her skills. Her post graduate studies has given her a broader understanding of the importance of Podiatry within the Australian healthcare system.

Sarah has worked as a clinical tutor for Podiatry students at the University of Western Sydney; she enjoys variety in her clinical work, renowned for her work with diabetes, paediatrics and general podiatry care. When not thinking about feet she enjoys travel, music, food, theatre and film and also a good chat.


For appointments with Sarah contact Macquarie Health Professionals, North Ryde.



emmabiffin.jpg - largeEmma Biffin

M.A.Pod.A; B.health Sc.(Pod)


Emma hails from country New South Wales. She is a recipient of Podiatric University honours having received the prestigious Dean’s Award for Podiatry (Best Theory) in 2009. Her clinical knowledge and skills have been developed from vast experience in diverse clinical settings including the CSU Allied Health Clinic, Taree Aged Care and Rehabilitation Clinic, Liverpool High Risk Foot Clinic, Newcastle Family and Sports Podiatry Clinic, Tamworth Podiatry Centre and the Wollongong Diabetes Centre.


Emma’s empathy for patient welfare and critical clinical decision making has earned her the respect and trust of a devoted following of patients since she joined the practice in 2011. Emma continues her links with regional podiatry representing Centre For Podiatric Medicine Centre’s community program at Lord Howe Island.  


Emma has a personal interest in Sports Biomechanics and has had a lifelong passion for running. She enjoys treating patients from all aspects of podiatry including biomechanical assessments, orthotic prescription, diabetes assessments, toenail surgery and general skin and nail treatments. She represents the centre For Podiatric Medicine as a part of the medical team of The Biggest Loser series.


For appointment with Emma contact the MLC Centre, Sydney and Macquarie Health Professionals, North Ryde.



Steve Akpitis

Podiatrist BHSci (Podiatry)


Steve has more than 20 years podiatry experience. He joined out team in early 2016 after running successful podiatry practices in Western Sydney. Steve had a distinguished sporting background in Football which lead to an interest in biomechanics and how the body works. Podiatry allows Steve to apply his knowledge of biomechanics and the how the body works to help contribute to improving people’s health in an interesting and varied way.


Steve enjoys all aspects of podiatry but with a particular interest in biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic prescription, which can assist with reducing pain and assisting with walking/running. He also enjoys general and ingrown nail care.




Anne Baird Accredited Podiatrist, MAPA








Allied Health Service Providers

The Centre For Podiatric Medicine liaises closely with other health professionals to offer a comprehensive treatment program & ensure our patients receive the best possible advice. Providers we regularly liaise with are physiotherapy, orthopaedics, sports physicians, massage, dieticians, and rheumatologists.