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Heal Hub is here to provide a new wave of treatments and services, used together like never seen before. Heal Hub is on a mission to empower as many individuals as possible with a holistic philosophy regarding physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
The general approach to health is divided into singular segmented strata’s of specialities. In truth, the body is a multi-faceted and interconnected web of fluctuating variants, and so should be treated as such.
• Pediatric rehabilitation (Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy)
• Post op-rehabilitation for knee, hip and shoulder arthroplasty, laminectomy, CABG, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery etc…
• Elbow pain (Tennis elbow, golfers elbow)
• Wrist pain (Dequervain’s disease, Carpal tunnel syndrome)
• Post fracture complications (Stiffness, Pain)
• Traumatic brain injury
• Symphysis pubis dysfunction (during pregnancy)
Sports therapy encompasses identification of musculoskeletal injuries and the subsequent rehabilitation of those injuries. Common Orthopaedic injuries seen by a Sports Therapist include but are not exclusive to:
• Knee ACL tears and post operative rehabilitation, meniscus tears of the knee, anterior knee pain
• Rehabilitation of shoulder dislocations , shoulder rotator-cuff tears, labral tears and instability of the shoulder
• Ankle ligament sprains such as an ATFL tear, plantar fasciitis of the foot, tennis and golfers elbow, ITB band syndrome
• Low back pain, spinal disc protrusions, and injuries attributed to sports such as shin or knee pain from running or cycling, shoulder pain from swimming, shoulder and elbow issues from weight training, acute knee pain from football or rugby.
• Pelvic Girdle pain
• Hip Pain
• Back pain/neck pain
• Sciatica and Nerve pain
• Any pelvic health conditions
• Safe exercise prescription during pregnancy and post natal period
• Diastasis Rectus Abdominus rehabilitation
• Return to sport post natally
• Return to running post natally
• Neck pain Peripheral joints pain (frozen shoulder, arthritis)
• Nerv injuries or entrapment (carpal tunnel)
• Balance and gait disorder Headaches, migraines
• Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) such as jaw clicking and tightness
• Stress, fatigue, depression, sleep disturbance Trauma (whiplash)
• Surgery (scar tissue related conditions)
• Pregnancy follow-up (sciatica, thoracic oppression, dizziness)
• Irritability & difficulty settling, excessive crying
• Tummy or Digestive issues (e.g. colic, excessive vomiting/reflux, wind)
• Feeding complications (e.g. problems with latching/attachment and sucking)
• Disturbed sleep patterns
• Head shape changes/asymmetries
• Difficulties in movement (e.g. may only easily move head to 1 side)
• Recurrent infections (e.g. sticky eye, cough wheeze, runny nose, recurrent ear infection)
• Limb or Joint movement problems (e.g. Torticollis)
• For children and teenagers: Trauma, Postural, Breathing/Asthma, Repetitive Strain, Sports Injuries
• Chronic Ear infections
• Growth related injuries (e.g. Osgood Schlatters)
• Attention deficit
It can be a vital tool in assisting injury rehabilitation and also to help prevent the occurrence of injuries in the first place. Sports massage is usually a tailored treatment that targets specific problem areas. It is the ultimate attention to detail, during the treatment everything down to tension in the micro fibres of a muscle, that can contribute to overall pain and discomfort, can be identified. Sports massage is beneficial to the body as a whole, it plays an instrumental role in circulation, lymphatic drainage, flexibility, range of motion. It helps promote sleep, a feeling of well being.
Sports massage is a very worthwhile tool for individuals who like to push themselves to the limit or suffer from high stress levels, both in daily life and in the sports arena. It is a valuable contributor to reducing recovery time, and getting back to optimum performance.
Cardiovascular circulation is one of the most important processes of the human body. Without a healthy and strong circulation, the blood flow of the entire body gets compromised. Cold Water Immersion boosts the cardiovascular circulation, which is beneficial for a healthy heart, a strong immune system, well-balanced mental health, and a high level of energy.
Reduced inflammation of muscle
After participating in a high-intensity workout, the muscles can feel sore for a couple of days. This is because of microscopic tears in the fibers of the trained muscles, and inflammation of the muscle tissue. This type of soreness, also known as ‘delayed onset muscle soreness’ (DOMS), can be very painful. Scientifically, it has been proven that Cold Water Immersion helps to reduce muscle inflammation. The temperature of the water lowers the damage of the affected tissue, and reduces further swelling.
Cold Water Immersion can be of great help when it comes to weight loss. When practiced on a regular basis, Cold Water Immersion is able to increase the metabolic rate by as much as 16%. As a result of immersing the body into cold water, the body has to work hard to maintain its normal internal temperature. During this process, the metabolic rate increases in order to produce heat for the body. When practiced consistently, this can result in a loss of weight.
2.Slow down Father Time (aka: aging!). Cell regeneration means you slow the aging process. And if you’re not quite convinced, check out the 20 year study of Finnish men that links two to three sauna sessions per week with a 23% decreased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
3.Detoxify heavy metals and chemicals. Everyday exposure to potentially toxic heavy metals through a variety of sources means even the most health conscious people still have toxins in the body. Regular sauna bathing helps excrete toxins such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.
4.Make your heart happy and healthy. A 2018 study found that sauna bathing four to seven times per week reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by as much as 58%.
5.Reduce blood pressure. Sauna heat helps widen blood vessels and improve circulation, which reduces blood pressure.
6.Optimize athletic performance. Blood flow improvements from hyperthermic conditioning (heat conditioning) sends more blood to the heart, leading to an increase in plasma and red blood cell volume. That process delivers more oxygen throughout the body, fueling athletic performance.
7.Improve muscle function and recovery. As more blood flow and oxygen is delivered throughout the body, muscles increase in size and muscle breakdown is diminished. One study showed that two, one-hour sauna sessions for seven days straight increases production of the human growth hormone (HGH) by two to five times.
8.Fuel weight loss. Regular sauna use is shown to regulate the appetite, increase metabolism, and improve oxygen utilization, helping to fuel weight loss along with a reduction in body fat.
9.Boost brain function. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF increases with regular sauna use, activating the growth of new brain cells, better maintaining existing cells, and improving neuroplasticity, the brain’s process for forming new neural connections.
10.Ignite your immune system. Heat exposure from sauna use increases the heat shock protein, stimulating antigen-presenting cells, along with releasing cytokine, thus stimulating the body’s natural immune system.
11.BONUS BENEFIT: improve emotional health and mood. When your body and brain are healthy, detoxified, and destressed, and you’ve boosted endorphins, your overall mood and emotional health improves.
By increasing the function of the mitochondria using RLT, a cell can make more ATP. With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.
RLT is different from laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies because it doesn’t cause damage to the skin surface. Laser and pulsed light therapies work by causing controlled damage to the outer layer of the skin, which then induces tissue repair. RLT bypasses this harsh step by directly stimulating regeneration of the skin. The light emitted by RLT penetrates roughly 5 millimeters below the skin’s surface.
• promotes wound healingTrusted Source and tissue repair
• improves hair growth in people with androgenic alopecia
• help for the short-term treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome
• stimulates healing of slow-healing wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers
• reduces psoriasis lesions
• aids with short-term relief of pain and morning stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis
• reduces some of the side effects of cancer treatments, including oral mucositisTrusted Source
• improves skin complexion and builds collagenTrusted Source to diminish wrinkles
• helps to mend sun damageTrusted Source
• prevents recurring cold sores from herpes simplex virus infections
• improves the health of jointsTrusted Source in people with degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee
• helps diminish scars
• relieves pain and inflammationTrusted Source in people with pain in the Achilles tendons
In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased two to three times higher than normal air pressure. Under these conditions, your lungs can gather much more oxygen than would be possible breathing pure oxygen at normal air pressure.
When your blood carries this extra oxygen throughout your body, this helps fight bacteria and stimulate the release of substances called growth factors and stem cells, which promote healing.
5 benefits of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
• Increases oxygenation to the body’s tissues
• Increase blood flow and circulation
• Boosts white blood cell counts
• Enhances the effectiveness of antibiotics
• Reduce swelling and pain
Guillaume qualified as an Osteopath in France, graduating in 2008. He moved to Dubai in 2011 gaining experience working in a busy private practice. In 2016 Guillaume founded Alternative Medicine Center and has invited highly reputed practitioners to join his team, fulfilling his dream of starting a multidisciplinary practice providing the highest level of musculoskeletal care.
Guillaume uses a variety of techniques including craniosacral therapy, visceral mobilisation, myofascial release and structural techniques in order to help his patients return to function. Guillaume combines and adapts his treatment in order to provide an individual approach to each patient. He has expertise in treating a wide variety of problems including back pain, neck pain and headaches, with special training in working with babies and children.
Over the past years Guillaume has completed further training in managing emergencies and acute pain, and in perinatal care. He has a special interest in treating various ENT conditions, helping manage gastrointestinal and gynaecological disorders such as constipation and menstrual pain.
Guillaume is fluent in French and English and is competent in Spanish.
Lauren Whalan is an Australian trained osteopath and cranial sacral therapist. She qualified with an undergraduate degree in Applied Science Osteopathy in 2002 and then a Master of Osteopathy with distinction in 2004.
Lauren has completed further studies in paediatric Osteopathy, the care of pregnant women, woman’s health, lactation consulting, tongue-ties, visceral Osteopathy, and cranial Osteopathy. Lauren also practices Orofacial Myofunctional therapy; which aims to improve orofacial muscle imbalance, incorrect swallowing pattern, TMJ muscle dysfunction and/or the elimination of bruxing, clenching or noxious oral habits like thumb sucking, nail biting or hair pulling.
Lauren also has special interest in energy healing and works with the body’s life force energy to help patients access and resolve any emotional trauma stored within.
Whilst Lauren’s passion lies with treating babies and children, she is trained in all areas of Osteopathy and can treat anyone from the newborn to the geriatric, to the sedentary and the professional athlete.
Lauren worked in Sydney as a new graduate and relocated to Dubai with her husband Scott in 2009. She has since become a mother to 3 boys; Archie, Spencer and Dawson.
Structural, Visceral, Cranial techniques & Primal Health
Steve is a New Zealand trained Osteopath who brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinical setting with over 23 years experience in the health industry. After sustaining a serious spinal injury Steve decided to complete his Masters in Osteopathy and went on to achieve honors when he graduated in 2012.
Steve treats newborn babies, toddlers and adults, presenting with a variety of acute and chronic complaints. He is qualified and experienced in structural osteopathy (physical), visceral osteopathy (digestive & organ), and cranio-sacral osteopathy (gentle and ideal for infants).
Since qualifying he has completed post graduate courses in his specialty interests of pediatrics, headaches/ migraines and orofacial complaints (TMD/ Jaw, face and head pain), with several doctors and dentists referring to him for such issues. He also especially enjoys treating patients that have been told they require invasive surgery.
When Steve is not playing with his young daughter, you will find him deep in the books as he is completing his certification to become an integrative functional medicine practitioner. Steve truly believes that osteopathy and functional medicine combined is the most effective approach to eliminate pain and reverse disease.
Nicolas views his treatment sessions as a way to work with the patient expectations to understand & treat conditions, not just quick fixes. Outside the clinic, Nicolas enjoys baseball and badminton. He also has a lot of interest in nutrition science and cooking.
Spinal Manipulations / High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrusts
Muscle Energy Techniques
Neuropathic pain (sciatic, cervicobrachial neuralgia etc.)
Shoulder pain – Back pain
Persistent pain (more than 3 months)
Pain Neuroscience Education
Dominique Jordan, or Nik as his patients call him, is a registered physiotherapist and manual therapist. Nik graduated in his home country of Switzerland in 2001 before becoming Head of Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy for a private hospital group, teaching biomechanics at a PT College and working as a graduation examiner.
Before joining the AMC, Nik worked for more than 10 years in a private clinic in Dubai, treating professional international athletes as well as managing a busy practice.
Extremely passionate about his work, Nik is an expert on mobility and manipulation for everyday function as well as for sports enthusiasts and athletes in training. He combines this with a focus on patient education and self-management in the fervent belief that if the patient understands the nature and mechanical root of their problem, the path to recovery is clear. Armed with self-mobilisation or, as Nik says, “trouble shooting and bullet proofing techniques” patients maintain and enhance the benefits of their sessions and therefore come full circle from injury or pain to normal daily function or sports activity and prevention.
Nik’s interest in physiotherapy was sparked by his own injuries sustained by practicing sport at an intense level, and it is through his extensive training and experience that his empathy for patients and understanding of injury and pain is founded. A committed sportsman, he regularly trains in Calisthenics, Cross Fit and Gymnast Crossfit and practices what he preaches, applying his own self-treatment techniques daily.
His main areas of expertise include musculoskeletal dysfunctions, manual therapy, sports physiotherapy, treatment of chronic/acute neck and low back pain, chronic pain (whiplash, CRPS, RSI such as tendinitis and misuse injuries), dysfunctions of the peripheral nervous system and postoperative rehabilitation.
Anja is a Norwegian physiotherapist who graduated from Bergen University in Norway. In addition she has also studied sport psychology and is a certified strength and conditioning coach. Coming from a background as a competitive volleyball player Anja quickly developed a special interest in prevention and rehabilitation of sports injuries and sport specific training. She has worked with everything from recreational to international level athletes in various sports, such as soccer, volleyball, tennis, crossfit, swimming and triathlon.
Another of Anjas main fields of interest is the application of pain education as part of injury and pain management. She has completed multiple courses with some of the worlds leading researchers and practitioners within the field of pain science and uses this knowledge as one of the many tools in her treatment approach. She is also a certified dry needling practitioner. Anja aspires to motivate and encourage all her clients to take an active part in their own rehabilitation and is a strong believer in educating and empowering her clients to ensure better long term results – that being whether the goal is pain reduction, injury rehabilitation or sports performance enhancement. Anjas main areas of expertise include musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions, sports injuries and rehabilitation, acute and chronic neck and back pain, pre- and post-operative rehabilitation, long term/chronic pain disorders, movement assessment and coaching, and sport specific training.
Celina received her ITEC diploma in Anatomy, physiology, body massage and reflexology from Cork College of Commerce in Ireland. Following her graduation she went on to work in what was then reputed as Ireland’s first thallasso therapy Spa on Inchydoney Island in West Cork.
She has worked freelance in a holistic centre in Jumeirah, she also took on the role as lecturer teaching the ITEC programm for body massage at the Holistic Institute in Dubai. She then continued her studies and went on to get her certification in Sports Massage (deep tissue). Celina has a keen interest in holistic therapies and pursued certification in Dorn Method, which is a gentle realignment of the spine and joints. Celina has worked in a new and fully comprehensive physiotherapy centre while living in Abu Dhabi, here she worked beside reputable physiotherapists gaining valuable hands on experience, adding to her skills and knowledge in working with athletes and rehab patients. Celina had the honour of providing sports massage to performing members of Cirque Du Soleil on their world tour visit to Dubai in 2016. She was also enlisted to work on the Australian rugby team during the Dubai rugby 7’s tournament and the international women’s professional golf tournament at the Emirates Golf Club.
Neasa graduated in 2005 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with first class honours and clinical distinction. Since qualification she has worked in private hospitals and sports clinics in Ireland and the UAE, furthering her education in manual therapy, functional rehabilitation, dry needling and Pilates. After the birth of her children she specialised in women’s health/pelvic floor physiotherapy and this has since been her passion. Her continuing education and experience reflects this with Post Graduate Certification in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy from Melbourne University. She has also obtained further certifications in diastasis rehabilitation, pre and post natal exercise programming and sex and sexuality for pelvic floor practitioners.
Neasa specialises in the treatment of women (and men) with pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain. She also specialises in the rehabilitation of women pre and post natally with pelvic floor issues, pain or diastasis rectus abdominus. She utilises her training in clinical pilates and sports rehabilitation to optimise whole body function and prescribe safe exercise during this time. Her passion is to support women in their childbearing year and beyond.
Alexandra has 14 years of experience in sports and general therapy, including 4 years as a chiropractor and 10 years as a sport’s therapy specialist.
Alex is highly experienced in the treatment and management of athletes and has worked closely with powerlifters, bodybuilders, dancers, crossfitters as well as a handful of Olympic sprinters.
Alex has a multi-disciplinary approach to the treatments she provides, with many different modalities available to help patients achieve the results they are looking for. She has a diverse understanding of sport mechanics and has the ability to solve these mechanical challenges, either for an athlete, the elderly, or an average person.
Alex is a solution-orientated clinician, always looking to update her knowledge and unite the true concept of health or performance. She is a strong advocate for improving mental and social health in order to empower her patients to live healthier lives.
In her own personal life, Alex enjoys a mixture of different training styles, learning languages and drawing.