Podiatrist Sydney CBD

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Accredited Podiatrist in Sydney CBD

Our Team of Experts

The Centre For Podiatric Medicine was established in 1994. 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

As allied health care professionals, we work closely with physiotherapy, orthopaedics, sports physicians, massage, dieticians, and rheumatologists to offer a comprehensive treatment program & ensure our patients receive the best possible advice.

Podiatry Team

Dr Michael Kinchington PhD

Pod; Grad Dip Sports Med; Ms Ex & Sports Sc; FAAPSM; FSMA, Research Fellow-Australian Catholic University

Dr Michael Kinchington is a podiatric musculoskeletal sports medicine consultant who has an expertise in lower extremity injury prevention and minimization. He looks after both the domestic and international amateur and professional sporting communities.

He set up the Centre For Podiatric Medicine in 1994 and has been located in the middle of Sydney in a busy medical centre. He also has rooms at Moore Park (Stadium Sports Medicine), one of the Australia’s leading sports medicine facilities.

He has professional appointments at Sydney Swans (AFL), Australian Wallabies (ARU), Manly Sea-Eagles (NRL), Australian Defence Force (ADF), NSW Police and Rehabilitation Unit, Fire & Rescue NSW.

He was a Director of the medical program at Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games; provided consultancy to the medical program Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), London (2012); and Special Olympics (Nagano 2005; Shanghai 2007)

He provides medico-legal opinions to the insurance and legal communities, is available for independent medical reports pertaining to work place and sporting injury and offers consultancy to industry groups who require footwear, occupational medicine and prehabilitation injury advice. Michael has a strong research background completing Masters Biomechanics (footwear) and PhD (sports medicine). His research of elite football injury minimization resulted in prestigious University awards (2012) and six peer-reviewed scientific publications (2010-2012).

Michael has a wide network of sports medicine professionals, which he utilises to optimise results for patient outcomes. If you require an initial diagnosis, a second opinion, medico-legal or wrokers compensation management Dr Michael Kinchington PhD would be most happy to happy to meet with you, assess your condition and organise a scientifically valid treatment plan.

Speciality: Sports medicine injury prevention and rehabilitation of the lower limb.

Steve Aktipis

Podiatrist BHSci (Podiatry)

With over 20 years experience, Steve joined our team in early 2016 after running successful podiatry practices in Western Sydney and a distinguished sporting background in Football. Podiatry allows Steve to apply his knowledge and experience to help contribute to improving people’s health.

Speciality: biomechanics, gait analysis and orthotic prescription, general and ingrown nail care.

Gabriel Budwee

Bachelor of Podiatry, University of Newcastle; Diploma of Remedial Massage; completing a Bachelor of Pedorthics, Southern Cross University

Gabriel is a Podiatrist who offers diagnostic management, advice and treatment at the Centre for Podiatric Medicine.

With a background in professional sport as both a competitor & health professional, Gabriel has a keen interest in lower limb biomechanics and the treatment and prevention of sports injuries

Gabriel has worked with professional teams as part of the Medical team including the Sydney Swans, Sydney Thunder, Australian Paralympic Swim Team, and Melbourne Storm among others.

He is a cricket tragic having played both in Australia and in England as a semi -professional athlete and as a result can empathise first-hand with clients that have sports/activity related injuries.

Gabriel is in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Pedorthics (Custom & Medical Footwear) at Southern Cross University, which will enable him to further pursue his interest in treating and preventing performance-related foot injuries with the customisation & design of footwear.

He is also involved in the Centre for Podiatric Sports Medicine Lower limb Injury & Footwear program in elite sport.

Speciality: Lower limb biomechanics and the treatment and prevention of sports injuries


B.Sc. Pod (Edinburgh) Dip. Pod (NSW) M.A.Pod.A

Sophia Gould is a well-established Podiatrist in the Sydney CBD, who specializes in skin and nail care, diabetes, wound care and high risk feet. Sophia has had a distinguished career commencing in David Jones Elizabeth St, Sydney in 1994; the Trust Building in King St, Sydney in 2001, and welcomed to the Centre for Podiatric Medicine in November 2022.

She trained and practiced as a Podiatrist at Royal North Shore Hospital from 1992-2012 specializing in the treatment management of diabetic, vascular, neuropathic and aging Feet. She has a keen interest in Biomechanics and Sports injuries; the general treatment management of the aging foot; and Falls Prevention through exercise and physical activity.

Sophia maintains consultancy at Greenwich and Nerringah Hospitals, and Domiciliary Podiatrist providing in-home podiatry treatment to the North Shore, Ryde, Northern Beaches, and Eastern Suburbs. She is also contracted by Catholic Healthcare, Australian Unity, CO.AS.IT, CCNB, Sydney Community Services, Uniting Care, and Home-in-stead to provide in-home podiatry services through My Aged Care.

Sophia believes maintaining mobility and health promotion through exercise is key to healthy aging. Frailty is reversable. Feet, are one part of the body that can improve with age, with good footcare, and attention to footwear.

Remedial Massage Team

Lydia Kim

Lydia Kim has re-joined the MLC Medical Centre.

After spending some time away from the city when CoVid “shut down” the CBD, Lydia has returned to provide her expertise as a Remedial Masseuse.

Lydia is a highly valued member of the MLC Medical Centre working closely with the Podiatry and Osteopathy departments within the medical rooms.

Lydia Kim with16 years’ experience is a highly trained Remedial & Sports Therapist who has worked in Sydney and overseas gaining an unprecedented reputation as a specialist within Remedial, Sports, Myofascial therapy, Pregnancy and Oncology. Lydia’s has an International CIDESCO certificate.

All her treatments involve postural assessment, stretching, advanced massage techniques and rehabilitation release massage.

Her passion for better health and wellness incorporates a holistic approach providing essential ingredients for relaxation, rehabilitation and muscle-postural needs.

To book appointments to see Lydia:
Phone: 92325488
Visit: www.footinjury.com.au (follow links to book online)

Osteopathy Team

Anthony Gould


* Master of Osteopathy, Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Human Movement, Associate Diploma of Health Science (Massage Therapy)

Dr Anthony Gould is a registered Osteopath with over 20 years’ experience providing both osteopathic health care and exercise rehabilitation for patients. He has completed extensive graduate and postgraduate studies in the areas of cranial sacral osteopathy, clinical biomechanics, exercise science and rehabilitation.

Anthony focuses on the basic osteopathic principles that the body is a complete unit, it has the capacity to heal itself, recognises the link between the importance of structure and function of the body to maintain homeostasis and prevent disease. He diagnoses the exact cause of pain and educates his patients in changing their work ergonomics to decrease pain and restore movement.

He uses an integrated and holistic approach to assess and treat his patients. The techniques are gentle, safe and very effective. These include soft tissue techniques, cranial sacral therapy, myofascial release, mobilization and manipulation of the joints to increase functional ability and to restore balance between the various systems of the body.

Anthony treats all musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries of the body and specialises in lower limb conditions and shoulder pathologies. He designs and incorporates specific injury rehabilitation programmes in conjunction with manual osteopathic treatment to decrease pain and restore strength and flexibility.

Anthony attends regular osteopathic and sports medicine conferences and workshops to provide current evidence based treatments to his patients. He has also been a Lecturer at Endeavour College of Natural Health, Sydney – in the Bioscience, Musculoskeletal and Social Science Departments.

Contact the clinic 92325488 for an appointment in person or appointment by telehealth.