Our Team

With over 40 years combined experience, our team of Adelaide Podiatrists are all fully qualified and accredited, and professionally registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Tom Kolesnik

Tom Kolesnik

B.Pod, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association
Tom Kolesnik is an experienced Adelaide podiatrist with a background in sports, including football and running, and a special interest in helping people of all ages to move well and feel great.

He enjoys working with people who have problems that are preventing them from achieving a specific goal, and will stop at nothing until that goal is reached.

His tenacity comes from his own personal journey, which has seen him conquer marathons in Paris, Amsterdam and Athens, and also leading his London AFL footy team to premiership glory while on a two year period of work in the UK.

Tom is a believer in the power of good assessment and hands on treatment, and uses manual therapy techniques including foot mobilisation, dry needling and muscle strengthening to help the body help itself for effective relief.

Tess Carey
Tess Carey Podiatrist

Tess Carey

B.Pod, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association

Tess is an experienced Podiatrist who joined the team at Posture Podiatry in October 2019.

Tess completed her Podiatry degree approximately 5 years ago in late 2014. Tess then commenced work as a podiatrist in Adelaide at Glandore Podiatry Clinic and Tripod Podiatry Clinic until June 2016.

Tess then travelled overseas and worked as a Podiatrist in London for 2 years from December 2016 until December 2018. Tess continued her podiatry practice during her travels at Foothealth Battersea and Leyton Foot Clinic and briefly worked alongside our Clinical Director, Tom Kolesnik, during his time as a podiatrist in London.

Tess is experienced in all facets of Podiatry including musculoskeletal conditions of the feet and legs, video gait analysis, biomechanical assessment, paediatric foot/leg assessment, lower limb acupuncture and orthotic therapy. Other skills include Diabetic Foot Health Assessment, footwear assessment/advice, exercise prescription, ingrown toenail management, wart treatment and management of skin and nail conditions.

Gavin Daly

Gavin Daly

Dip. App. Sc. Pod, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association.

Gavin Daly is a podiatrist who graduated from the University of South Australia in 1991.

Gavin originally commenced practice in South Australia with The Adelaide Sports Sciences Clinic and David Gilbert in 1991. Between 1991 and 1993 Gavin also worked with other South Australian podiatrists including Kaye Halliday and Lyn Keynes. During this time Gavin also provided honorary podiatry advice and services to the Woodville West Torrens Football Club.

In 1993, Gavin commenced private practice in Modbury, South Australia which he privately owned and operated between 1993-1996. Gavin also operated an orthotic laboratory between 1993-1996 in partnership with Kaye Halliday.

In 1996 Adelaide Podiatry Group was founded by Gavin and three other podiatrists – Spiro Vithoulkas, Sean Murphy and Brenton Bowen. Gavin’s role during this partnership included developing and managing South Australia’s first computer aided design and manufacturing (CADCAM) orthotic system, training orthotic laboratory technicians and developing laboratory systems. This role continued until 1998 when the laboratory was then taken over by Tony Dwyer of CAD CAM Orthotics in South Australia.

Gavin also provided honorary podiatry services to the Adelaide Ravens Netball Club between 1998-1999 alongside coach Pat Mickan.

Podiatry Care was established at Ashford Injury Services with partner Spiro Vithoulkas in January 2000 in conjunction with Orthopaedics SA and Northcare Physiotherapy. Podiatry Care was the first podiatry group in SA to:

  1. Introduce 3D Laser scanning and 3D laser orthotics to South Australia.
  2. Receive ATRAD accreditation in ESWT application.
  3. Introduce fungal nail laser treatment.
  4. Design and develop a UNIQUE condition specific heel pain treatment program for both adults and children.

Podiatry Care continued servicing clients under the Podiatry Care banner until it was acquired by My FootDr in March 2017.  Podiatry Care branches at Modbury, Christies Beach, Moana, Unley and McLaren Vale were acquired by My FootDr while Kaye Halliday retained ownership of Podiatry Care in Gawler.

The name may have changed but many of the faces remained the same. Gavin continued to work for My FootDr both as a Podiatrist and then later as State Manager of the eight South Australian My FootDr podiatry clinics until June 2018.

In July 2018, Gavin decided it was time to satisfy some personal goals in the area of travel and further education. With a passion for providing first class service, patient education and communication, Gavin was presented with an opportunity to enter private practice again in a practice management and marketing role at Posture Podiatry in partnership with Podiatrist, Tom Kolesnik.

As a Podiatrist, Gavin had a special interest in heel pain treatment, AFL sports injuries, children’s foot problems, postural complaints and growing pains in children. Gavin’s primary role now involves communications, digital marketing, content creation and practice management. Gavin will still see clients in collaboration with Podiatrists, Tom Kolesnik and Tess Carey, whenever a second opinion is required.

Gavin is currently a member of the Australian Podiatry Association and registered with the Podiatry Board of South Australia.

Daniel Gibbs

Daniel Gibbs

B.Pod, Member of the Australian Podiatry Association, Accredited Podiatrist

Daniel Gibbs was the previous director of Posture Podiatry. Daniel recently transferred ownership of Posture Podiatry to Podiatrists, Tom Kolesnik and Gavin Daly. Daniel now focuses his time and energy on Clinic Mastery, a business which involves working with other healthcare professionals to provide exceptional client service.

Daniel developed a method of care that has benefited thousands of clients including Olympic Athletes and the Australian Dance Theatre, and although no longer with consulting clients directly, continues to work closely with the practitioners at Posture Podiatry to ensure the highest level of care for every client of the clinic.

He has been invited to give keynote presentations to health professionals and business owners in various fields, and works with clinics of all sizes sharing his mantra of creating great experiences for all clients.

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