About Us.

Learn about the history of Core Podiatry. Get involved with our current mission.


Our story (so far).

Our first clinic

We first established ourselves as Karak & Wilson Podiatry Group in 1997 in Langwarrin within Peninsula Sports Medicine Centre.


Our second clinic

We established our Warragul Clinic in 1999 and since have been supporting the local community with foot care.

Additional clinics

Over the past 5 years we expanded our services and improved accessibility for our patients in neighbouring suburbs opening clinics in Cranbourne and Rosebud.



Karak & Wilson becomes Core Podiatry Group in 2016 with a vision to be the leading provider of quality foot care in the south east of Victoria.

5th clinic opens

Core Podiatry Group extended their services to support a growing community in the Clyde region providing podiatry services for all ages to maintain optimal foot health.



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Ongoing education programs.

Through ongoing education programs and intensive staff training our commitment to implementing the latest podiatric developments throughout our service ensures quality care for every individual and their particular needs.

Our five clinics specialise in all lower leg and foot conditions including diabetic foot health, sports injuries, nail, and skin pathologies.

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Meet the founders.

Paul Karak (Principal / Sports Podiatrist) and Matthew Gamble (Principal / Sports Podiatrist) lead the team by example, actively working as Sports Podiatrists.

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Let's answer some questions.

Why should I see a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists at Core Podiatry are specialists in the diagnostic and management of foot and ankle pathologies. We treat people of all ages and can accurately prescribe footwear and foot orthoses with our specialty computer gait analysis equipment and scanning technology. We are a well established clinic on the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland regions for over 20 years with strong affiliations with local sporting groups and communities.

Can I get rebates?

Yes, if you qualify for an Enhanced Care Plan from your general practitioner or if you have private health insurance. Private health funds can cover podiatry but it will depend on your level of cover as to whether you are eligible to claim for these services. You will need to contact your health fund to find out about your personal entitlements to podiatry fees. Our HICAPS facility allows us to directly claim from your private health fund at the time of your treatment.

How much does it cost?

Please contact your nearest Core Podiatry Group clinic for more information. Podiatry consultation costs depend on the service required and if you have any pensioner concessions. We accept Enhanced Primary Care Plans at all clinics however we require an upfront payment for the service and a rebate of a minimum of $56.00 is then forwarded to your nominated bank account.

Do I need a GP referral?

Not generally, however we do accept eligible Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) or Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) referrals from your specialist or GP.  If you are attending under a Workcover or TAC claim you will need a referral from your GP for the initial consultation.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Footwear is an important part of the consultation so please ensure you bring several pairs of casual, work or sporting footwear to your appointment along with any insoles or foot orthoses that you wear or have worn in the past.

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