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 podiatrists all have sub-specialities, 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 over 20 years on medical team with the Sydney Swans and is proud to be associated with the Western Sydney Wanderers since 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 managing the administration of the facilities at the MLC Centre, CBD Sydney (Martin Place) and Moore Park. The Centres which include multi-disciplinary health professionals have  served Sydney for over 20 years. Maryanne’s professional interests include Paediatrics, Diabetes, Wound Care and Primary Care.


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 The Centre For Podiatric Medicine Centre’s community program on Lord Howe Island.  


Emma has a personal interest in Sports Biomechanics and has had a lifelong passion for running. She enjoys treating patients in 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 working with The Biggest Loser series.


For appointments with Emma contact the MLC Centre, Sydney.



Steve Akpitis

Podiatrist BHSci (Podiatry)


Steve has more than 20 years podiatry experience. He joined our 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 and experience to help contribute to improving people’s health.


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.







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.