Who We Are

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Maddocks

Everyone asks why I chose to become a Podiatrist and work with people’s feet all day… well, Podiatry is not my first career!

As a child I had knee pain and a physiotherapist sent me off to a Podiatrist to have a look at my flat feet which were causing all the nonsense! I had a full assessment and received custom insoles for my school and dance shoes, and my knees never bothered me again. I also remember having a nasty little corn on the tip of one of my toes, which my Podiatrist resolved painlessly.

But… my childhood was full of dancing and performing and after school, I went on to study and graduate in Musical Theatre (Cum Laude). That career left me mostly unemployed for the better part of a year which led me to look for an alternative. I headed off to my Podiatrist, the one and only Andrew Clarke (now practicing in the Western Cape), to ask him a few questions about Podiatry. Little did I know that he was the president of the Podiatry Association of South Africa at the time, and that he was instrumental in establishing Podiatry, and the teaching thereof, in South Africa. He sent me on a mission to meet a few other Podiatrists, and my mind was made up to go back to university and study Podiatry!

During this time, my feet started to play up, after stopping most my dancing… my feet lost most their muscle mass and strength, and my inherited bunions took advantage of it. It was a great time to learn and experience the power of Podiatry. With the help of my supervisors and mentors, a simple change in footwear, and new insoles, my bunions behaved.

Four years later, I had graduated (with Distinction) and headed off to Singapore to start my new career. On my return I spent some time in Joburg, working with other Podiatrists. This period was invaluable, and many of my current values and practices are based on what I learnt in those other practices.

I moved on to start my own practice in June 2017 in Parkmore, Sandton, down the road from my childhood home. 2019 saw an expansion in my Practice, where I took over a second location in Woodmead from a colleague who emigrated. I strive to create a brand of quality, evidence-based Podiatry care, accessible over multiple locations.

I practice the full spectrum of Podiatry and I have a research interest in Dancers and Performing Artists. I’m sure you can see why. I am currently doing my Master’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science (WITS) (in progress), looking at the injury profiles of competitive ballroom and Latin American dancers.

In my spare time, you will most likely find me behind my sewing machines or hiking in our beautiful country!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you contracted to medical aids?

 

  • No, this is a pay-as-you-leave practice.
  • We accept cash and card payments
  • However, we do not accept DinersClub or AmericanExpress.
Will my medical reimburse me?

 

  • Discovery Classic Comprehensive covers most Podiatry treatments, from medical savings, and not from a main benefit.
  • After your appointment and settling your account, a statement that reflects your payment will be emailed to you, for you to send to your medical aid for reimbursement.
  • It is your responsibility to know what your medical aid does and does not cover and from which benefit.
How much will it cost?
  • It depends on the nature of the appointment.
  • Toenails, corns and callus: R650* – includes some conservative treatment
  • Biomechanical evaluation: R1390* – excludes treatment (we look at how you walk and what may be causing your discomfort)
  • Custom insoles/orthoses: R3150* per pair (R4540 with the assessment)
  • Toenail surgery: R3300-R4600* – depending on how many nails.
  • Warts: R800-R3500* – depends on most appropriate treatment.
  • *these are general estimates and prices may vary.
  • You will have an opportunity to scrutinise my billing policy and rates.
  • Please connect with us and will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.

 

Where are you situated?

 

Do you charge medical aid rates?

 

  • Unfortunately, not. The rates are higher than medical aid rates.
  • You can browse the billing policy and rates here.
How long is an appointment?

 

  • It depends on the nature of the appointment.
  • First appointments are booked for 30-45 minutes.
  • Follow ups vary from 20-45 minutes.
  • You will be asked a few basic questions while booking, for us to allocate appropriate time.
Do you do after hours appointments?

 

  • Yes, we do! We offer before and after hours appointments to be more flexible to accommodate our patients who cannot take off work time. 
Do you work on Saturdays?

 

  • Yes, we do!
  • Saturday appointments available for both Parkmore and Woodmead.