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Nadia Dembskey

Nadia obtained both her B. Tech. Podiatry and M. Tech. Podiatry Degrees at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. With her private practice situated in the southern suburbs of Johannesburg, she has a passion for all aspects of pain management and is a Member of Pain SA. Other passions include trauma, surgery, wound healing, laser therapy and Diabetology.

Under the guidance of Prof Heidi Abrahamse at the University of Johannesburg Laser Research Centre, Nadia has published an article in Clinical Research on the Foot and Ankle on “Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Onychomycosis: Best Evidence Based Practice or Not?” in 2016. Her Masters research publication is pending.

Nadia has been part of the Podiatry Association of South Africa National Executive Committee from 2011 - current serving first as Northern Branch Chairperson and later as National Executive Secretary. In 2017 she was one of the first Podiatrists to receive recognition from her peers and obtained Level 3A PASA Accreditation.

Future aspirations include starting her PhD in 2019, pursuing Post Doctorate studies as well as further development of Podiatry in the trauma and surgical fields.

Sean Pincus

Sean Pincus obtained his NHD Pod. (SA) in 1990 and commenced clinical practice in 1991. He continued his formal education and completed a BSC Hons. from Brighton University in 1999 with a thesis entitled “Validity, repeatability and reliability of commonly used techniques for measuring leg length. An Inter and Intra rater study.”

He has always been focused on lower limb and foot bio-mechanics and orthotic design and considers Biomechanics as the backbone of clinical Podiatry. We share a huge amount of knowledge with other disciplines, but Biomechanics of the foot is ours alone. He has lectured extensively on Biomechanics and orthotic design, among other topics, within South Africa to Podiatrists, Orthopaedic surgeons, Physiotherapists and basically anyone who will sit still long enough to listen.

Sean has been an active Member of the Podiatry Association (formerly known as SAPA) since qualifying, and seeks to do all he can to make a difference to the way the Profession functions. After nearly 30 years at the sole face, he is still passionate about Podiatry and continues to try move the Profession forward by moving himself forward. Sporting activities have always been a major part of his life, from hockey to karate, and later cycling and triathlon events. This made him develop a keen interest in Sports Medicine and this is where he has spent the bulk of his career to date.

Brandon Maggen

In his 20th year in practice and still with a keen fascination with the engineering of feet and its various pathologies, a broad-spectrum family-oriented practice continues to interest Brandon by way of growth and development.

He completed a post-graduate certificate in gait analysis from the University of Dundee and a Master’s in Diabetes Medicine from the University of South Wales and demonstrate Brandon’s expansive interest in all things Podiatry.

Currently enrolled for a PhD at UCT in the Department of Endocrinology further expresses the role Podiatry plays in a healthy and unhealthy population. The need for academic development and reach allows him a fuller appreciation of his patients and their needs.

Brandon is also a keen sportsman, having completed many endurance events including back-to-back Comrades, many Ironman 70.3’s, numerous Ultra-marathons and endless other marathons, which all keeps him sane!

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