We help reduce pain, optimise movement & get you back to doing what you love through knowledge & empowerment.
Listen & communicate effectively
We make sure we understand our patients and our team and that they understand us.
Excel & dare to be worldclass
We don’t settle for mediocre, ever! We are brilliant at everything we do from answering the phone, fixing a toenail, to washing our mugs.
Always grow & learn
Stale bread is never great! We always strive to be and do better than yesterday. We keep our minds and bodies active.
Time is precious, don’t waste it
We, and our patients, can never get time back, use it well.
M Maddocks Inc was started with the vision of creating a brand of Podiatric care synonymous with quality and integrity. We endeavour to provide evidence-based care with a highly specialised team. We offer the full spectrum of Podiatry across all ages!
2017 – M Maddocks Inc started by Megan Maddocks from scratch as a solo practice in Parkmore
2019 – first expansion with the addition of Woodmead.
2020 – a trying year with Covid.
2021 – a busy year!
– Liezel Nel, Podiatrist, joined the team.
– New additions of Lonehill and Jukskei Park.
2022 – A year for consolidation but also of growth
– Moved into our new Sandton Head quarters: UMED Sandton Medical Suites (combining two branches)
– Lonehill practice merged with Fourways Satellite (Jukskei Park) Practice.
– Eullenda Phephenyane joins the team as Liezel takes flight to go overseas.
2023 – Consolidation & growth continue!
– Lindi (Receptionist) joins the family.
– We close our Fourways branch to focus on our Sandton HQ
Eullenda Phephenyane – PODIATRIST
Whenever people ask me why I chose to study feet, I always say that ‘it fell on my lap,’ (and I am quite happy it did!)…
Growing up, I was raised to commit myself to a wide range of interests, from cultural activities, artwork, beauty pageants, debate and sports. Everything enthralled me almost with the same intensity, but what I definitely enjoyed the most was athletics. There was something about the feeling of being freed and strong when I’d hit the ground running at the sound of the starter’s gun…that was when I felt most alive.
However, in Secondary School I found myself focusing more on debate and social events, which was done through a school program called Peace-club. Where we educated one another on social concerns such as Xenophobia, Inequality and Healthcare matters that were affecting our communities. It was an overall immersive experience that shaped many learners and especially sparked my interest in general hands-on healthcare services. From then onwards, I knew I would be extremely fulfilled in a career in health.
One unforeseen day, while I was unhappily studying Psychology, I read up on Podiatry and found myself being naturally pulled towards the profession, as it seemed to combine both my first and second love; sports and Healthcare services. And so a few years later, in 2020, I graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science Degree in Podiatry!
While I was an athlete in primary school, I remember how our teachers emphasized on taping and wearing the right Footwear before a run, but I never really understood the reasons behind it then. Now as a Podiatrist, I am able to appreciate these practices in more depth, and apply them with an unwavering confidence.
The ability to aid patients optimize their body functioning/performance, and to assist them to rise above injuries through application of rehabilitation, Orthotics and Biomechanics is very fulfilling. More than that, it has given me a deeper appreciation and value of the human anatomy.
Well aside from my profession… I enjoy doing yoga and artwork, specifically drawing and painting. I like to explore art galleries as well. Outdoors, you’ll find me going for a jog or simply exploring nature!
Megan Maddocks – PODIATRIST
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. In 2017 I had an opportunity to start a practice… and so it began.
In 2023 I completed an academic goal of graduating with a Masters Degree: MSc Medicine in Therapeutic Sciences from WITS. My researched looked at pain and injury in Ballroom and Latin American Dancers.
I have also joined the Executive Committee of the Podiatry Association of South Africa. I have been heavily involved with the association since I was a student and I now feel like I have something to offer back to the Podiatry community.
In my spare time, you will most likely find me on my mountain bike, behind my sewing machines or hiking in our beautiful country!
Lindiswa Mabizela – RECEPTIONIST
Lindi joined the Maddocks Team in January 2023 and it is as if she has been part of the family forever. Lindi runs our reception and is our link to you!
Lindi enjoys family time! She has a husband and 3 children that keep her busy. She is also currently doing a business management course
Asanda Mantshi – GENERAL ASSISTANT
Asanda joined the team when we move to our Sandton HQ. She is the reason the practice is always glittering!
Asanda is from the beautiful Eastern Cape!
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: R845* – includes some conservative treatment
- Biomechanical evaluation: R1780* – excludes treatment (we look at how you walk and what may be causing your discomfort)
- Custom insoles/orthoses: R3400* per pair.
- Toenail surgery: R3300-R5200* – depending on how many nails.
- Warts: R850-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 send us a message on WhatsApp and will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.
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 work on Saturdays?
- Yes, we do!