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Your trusted and skilled occupational foot and ankle specialist.

I help you, the worker, achieve peak performance for a lifetime without the discomfort, pain and disability from sore feet. My purpose is to ensure you sustain and maintain quality foot healthcare thus giving your legs healthy feet to stand on.

For twenty five years in private practice and six years service in the public sector I am passionate, inspired and driven to heal more feet for the working class.

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About Gladys Phala Podiatrist

I am a qualified Podiatrist, registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).The practice is at MediClinic Medforum Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. Having qualified in 1999, I have gained vast experience and expertise in the management of foot problems that often results in/from injury, pain, discomfort or amputation. It is my passion to give the leg a healthy foot to rest on.

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Why Choose Us

When you choose Gladys Phala podiatrist, you're not just choosing a healthcare provider—you're choosing a trusted partner in foot care for life. Whether you're seeking treatment for a specific foot condition or simply looking to maintain optimal foot health, you can count on us to provide the expert care, guidance, and support you need to keep you stepping with confidence.

Our Mission

At Gladys Phala Podiatrist, our mission is to provide comprehensive and specialized care for people presenting with foot problems often encountered in their workplace. We cater to individuals of all backgrounds and professions.

Our Vision

Our vision at Glays Phala Podiatrist is to be recognized as a leading authority in occupational foot health, renowned for our commitment to excellence in patient care, research, and community outreach.


We express gratitude for the trust and confidence our patients place in us, recognizing that it is a privilege to be entrusted with their care and an honor to make a positive impact on their lives.

What We Offer

  • Consultation

  • Custom-made Prescription simple innersoles

  • Custom-made prescription foot orthotics

  • Treatment

  • Diabetes and foot care

  • Diagnoses

  • Occupational Podiatry(foot problems in the work space)

  • Minor surgery

  • Advise on foot hygiene

  • Wound care

  • Advise on appropriate footwear

Frequently Asked Questions

What are corns and calluses, and how can I prevent them from forming or worsening?

Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin caused by repeated pressure or friction. To prevent them, wear properly fitting shoes, use cushioned insoles, keep your feet clean and moisturized, and avoid excessive pressure or rubbing. If you already have corns or calluses, seek professional treatment from a Podiatrist to safely remove them and address any underlying biomechanical issues."

How do I effectively treat corns and calluses at home, and when should I seek professional care?

Treating corns and calluses at home involves gently soaking your feet in warm, soapy water and then using a pumice stone or foot file to gently exfoliate the thickened skin. Apply moisturizer afterward to keep the skin soft.

What are the causes of dry, cracked heels, and what can I do to heal them and prevent recurrence?

Dry, cracked heels can be caused by several factors, including dry skin, wearing open-back shoes, or certain medical conditions like eczema or psoriasis. To heal them, regularly moisturize your feet with an emollient (hydrating cream), wear open-back shoes seldom,use a pumice stone or foot file to gently remove dead skin, and wear cushioned socks to reduce friction

How can ingrown toenails be safely treated, and what steps can I take to prevent them?

if the ingrown toenail is extremely painful, inflamed,infected or if you have diabetes or poor circulation, it's best to seek professional care from a podiatrist.


Most of our customers get relief after their first session, and recover completely after finishing the program.

Dr Gladys and her receptionist are very friendly. I got helped on my first day and already feeling better. Hope my next visit will be for something else not for the con between my toes. I didn’t feel a thing when she scraped my con and dead skin on the side of my foot.

Mongalo SG

Recovered Patient

To be honest, I have never heard of a podiatrist before! My doctor recommended Gladys and I am so glad that I listened to her. She spent a long time on patiently fixing my toenails. I left with a prescription and good advice. I can strongly recommend her to anyone with any feet related problems!

Connie Haupt

Recovered Patient

It was such an awesome experience, I had some cracks and foot corns and she made sure that they are all gone, I am over the moon right now, Gladys is very passionate about feet..Keep up the good work…

Motshoari Manamela

Recovered Patient




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Contact Us Today: 082 968 9344


412 Francis Baard St, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

Operating Hours

  • Monday 08H00 - 14H00

  • Tuesday 08H00 - 14H00

  • Wednesday 08H00 - 14H00

  • Thursday 08H00 - 14H00

  • Friday 08H00 - 14H00

  • Saturday 08H00 - 12H00

  • Your trusted and skilled occupational foot and ankle specialist.


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