Podiatrist Emma Poynton – Covering Ice Hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games

31 March 2022
Practitioner Interview – Covering Ice Hockey at the Paralympic Winter Games


Podiatrist Emma Poynton has just returned from working at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. She was one of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) International Technical Officials (ITO) assigned to the Para Ice Hockey.

Now that she’s back from Beijing we asked her to tell us a bit about the experience . . . .


How did your involvement with the International Paralympic Committee and World Para Ice Hockey come about?

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Emma Poynton – Podiatrist for the Western Bulldogs (AFL, AFLW, VFL and VFLW)

18 October 2021

With the 2021 AFL season now complete, we chatted with Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic Podiatrist Emma Poynton about her involvement with the Western Bulldogs Football Club.


How and when did you become involved with the Bulldogs?

I first became involved with the Western Bulldogs at the end of 2014 in preparation for the 2015 AFL season. Then in 2016, when the AFL established an AFLW program, I joined the club’s medical team who also care for the AFLW football department.


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Focus on: A Podiatrist’s role in knee pain

07 August 2018

Are your feet affecting your knee pain?


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Part-time Podiatry position at Alphington Sports Medicine Clinic

12 December 2017

We're looking for a part-time Podiatrist to join our team in 2018.


Strong experience in managing sports injuries, undertaking biomechanical assessment and orthotic prescription and nail surgery will be required.

The sessions will require evening work over two days.


For further enquires or to submit you application please contact Dr Gaylene McKay, Managing Director at gaylene@alphingtonsportsmed.com.au.

Applications will close on 24th December 2017.

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