Dennis Rehbock was part of the first group ever to qualify as a podiatrist at the Witwatersrand Technikon (now the University of Johannesburg) in South Africa. After he attained his national diploma in Podiatry, he went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric studies from the University of Brighton, UK in 1998.
Whilst committed to achieving further academic qualifications, in 1981 he began working in private practice in Johannesburg, the city from which he continues to operate. He has served as the Executive Chairman of The South African Podiatry Association (1987 -1999), as well as Chairman of the Board for Podiatry (1988 -1993): SAMDC/INMDC/ HPCSA.
His keen interest in sport has also seen him serve as the podiatry representative on the Executive Commitee of the SA Sports Medicine Association, and work as a consultant to various sports teams. He has frequently given talks at the Comrades Marathon panel talks and The Two Oceans Marathon Road Shows nationwide.
He currently is a senior lecturer at the University of Johannesburg, and is involved as a Clinician at the OR Tambo Hospital, and the Alexander Clinic with fourth year students. Apart from running his practice, in Kensington, Johannesburg, he enjoys being a regular contributor to Radio 702 medical talk shows, and writing his podiatry columns in various magazines . Additionally, he was the resident podiatrist for Nike South Africa. Now he is involved with all the running shoe brands.
2017 Presented at an International Congress in Naples, Italy.
Topic: Globalization of podiatry: Morphology, Anatomical
and Biomechanical diversity of the African foot
METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION WORLD CONGRESS,
NAPLES 8 – 9 April 2017
2018 Presented for the second time at an International Congress in Naples, Italy.
Topic: 1 – The Comrades Marathon, the greatest ultra-marathon
in the world, and associated long distance running injuries.
Topic 2 – Technical Running Shoes. A clinical perspective.
PODIATRY CONGRESS BIOMECHANICS AND PATHOMECHANICS OF THE LOWER LIMB WORLD CONGRESS. METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE. NAPLES 27 – 29 April 2018
He has been engaged in running for more than 30 years, having completed the Comrades Marathon and Two Oceans Marathon. His cycling feats also include the Argus Cycle Tour and the 94.7 Cycle Challenge. He continues to be active in running, cycling and triathlons.