The Dream Team

Osteopathy

Guillaume Dubois

Osteopathy for babies, children and adults.
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

Osteopathy for babies, children and adults. Pre and postnatal Osteopathy. Cranial sacral therapy, cranial Osteopathy, visceral Osteopathy and structural techniques. Orofacial myofunctional therapy and energy healing.

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.

Stephen Chesterfield

Osteopathy for babies, children and adults
Structural, Visceral, Cranial techniques & Primal Health
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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.

Dr. Nicolas Bideau

Dr. Bideau is a Doctor of Osteopathy from France. He graduated with a Bachelor in Sports & Science and continued his post-graduate studies in Osteopathy. His specializations include Acute/chronic spine pain, Neuropathic and neurogenic pain management, and brings a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management. Nicolas focuses on evidence-based treatments and patient preferences. Also, he believes that helping patients understand their condition will provide them better outcomes.

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.

Skills
Joint Mobilizations
Spinal Manipulations / High Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) thrusts
Muscle Energy Techniques
Harmonic Techniques
Neurodynamic Techniques
Dry Needling

Specializations
Neuropathic pain (sciatic, cervicobrachial neuralgia etc.)
Shoulder pain – Back pain
Temporomandibular disorders
Persistent pain (more than 3 months)
Pain Neuroscience Education

Physiotherapy

Dominique Nik Jordan

Physiotherapy, Manual therapy, Sports physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

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 Borsheim

Physiotherapy, Sports injuries and rehabilitation, Movement assessment, Strength and conditioning training
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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.

Neasa Barry

Senior Women’s Health Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor
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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.

Sports Massage and Chinese Medicine

Celina Mcnally

Sport Massage, Deep tissues, Reflexology, Pre-natal massage, Baby massage Instructor, Reiki Master.

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.

Deng Lei

Traditional Chinese Medicine / Herbal Medicine
Dr. Deng Lei is a Specialist in Traditional Chinese Medicine with over 10 years of international experience.

He completed his master’s degree in Jiangxi University of China. He has working experience in various Government and private Hospitals in China. He has various experiences in the Middle east.

Throughout his career, he has cured thousands of patients and received praise and respect. He has also managed and lead various clinical research projects. His academic status and advanced treatment skills in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have earned him an excellent reputation.

Dr. Deng Lei specializes in the treatment of acupuncture, cupping, bone setting, blood letting therapy, infertility, diabetes, depression, aches, pains, skin problems, moxibustion, Herbal Decoction, Tui Na Therapy, Acupressure, Ear Point Treatment, Gua
Sha (Scraping) as well as many other illnesses and diseases.

Language Known: English, Mandarin

Chiropractor

Alexandra Zashtitin

Alexandra is a UK educated Chiropractor, she obtained a Masters degree at the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic and is certified in dry needling.

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.

Alex Konovalov

Dr. Alex Konovalov has been practicing in Dubai since 2019. All together, he has been a Chiropractor for almost 20 years, 18 to be exact. Over this period of time he has treated and helped numerous patients - from small children to older individuals, from office workers to profession athletes.

As a teenager Dr. Alex was diagnosed with a III degree idiopathic scoliosis. The symptoms started to occur only when he was in his early-twenties, pursuing the education in Business Administration and Accounting. He was successfully treated at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and at that moment he decided to change his life path and became a Dr. of Chiropractic in order to help people the same way Chiropractic helped him.
Dr. Alex graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2004, after that he went back to his home town Tiraspol, Moldova, where he founded Moldova National Chiropractic association and introduced chiropractic to his home country in a local multidisciplinary rehabilitation clinic.

After that Dr. Alex was invited to join a much bigger hospital of St. Elizabeth in St. Petersburg, Russia. After a couple of years in Saint-Petersburg he relocated to Madrid, Spain, where he helped patients for the next 11 years.
While practicing and mastering Gonstead Technique by attending seminars, Dr. Alex continued his professional development with ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) receiving Webster Certification, FNOR Certification and Carrick Institute among other seminars and courses.

In 2016 he found out about CrossFlt and after few years of training he received Level 1 Trainer Certificate (CF-L1), which gave him a unique opportunity to better understand and combine high intensity training with professional chiropractic knowledge.
While in Madrid, he was on the Board of Directors of the Spanish Chiropractic Association (AEQ), working towards the official recognition of Chiropractic in Spain. Dr. Alex maintains healthy lifestyle. Staying physically active and implementing other activities that have recently been proven to be beneficial to overall health.

Benjamin Tinker

Dr. Benjamin is a world class British Chiropractic Doctor with 14 years experience as a Chiropractor and 7 years as a Clinic Director with an outstanding history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry.

Dr. Benjamin has formed working relationships with many professional sports persons including golfers, cyclists, boxers, dancers, swimmers and footballers. Helping them to reduce pain and improve posture and function.
Putting the patient first and helping the patient understand what’s happening are Dr. Benjamin’s first priorities. Then, with excellent technical skills, the process starts to reduce pain and gain function in a fast but healthy way.

Outside of chiropractic Dr. Benjamin is a family man, loves socialising and is passionate about wellness.

Dr. Benjamin is a specialist in helping the following conditions:
• Neck Pain
• Low back and hip pain
• Sciatica
• Headaches and migraines
• Cervical Radiculopathy
• Lordosis / Kyphosis
• Pregnancy

Naturopathy

Dr Faryal Luhar

With a passion for the body’s innate healing power and the integration of naturopathic medicines and therapies, Faryal offers patients comprehensive naturopathic medical care and education to optimize their health and wellbeing. Using a holistic approach, Faryal strives to uncover the root cause of disease through clinical experience and the use of innovative laboratory assessments. Treatment plans are tailor-made to suit each individual’s specific needs and goals, while supporting the individual’s inherent capacity to self-heal.

Treatment modalities include clinical nutrition therapy, botanical medicines, Chinese medicine and acupuncture/cupping, combination homeopathic remedies, supplementation, and lifestyle counselling. Dr. Luhar has a focus on Women’s Health however she treats a wide range of conditions from pain syndromes such as migraines, to chronic diseases such as diabetes. Removing obstacles to health and restoring physiology and function facilitates healthy ageing, stronger immunity, sharper mental clarity, and enhanced emotional wellbeing. Prevention is at the heart of Naturopathic Medicine and as such Faryal also promotes gene-based healthcare by offering patients a glance at their own genetic susceptibilities towards disease and empowers them to become the author of their own health journey.

Dr. Faryal Luhar graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Canada. She pursued this field of study after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been in practice for more than 15 years and currently divides her practice time between South Africa and Dubai. She is a member of the Naturopathic Associations in Canada and SA. Her global ventures include humanitarian projects in Guatemala as well as practicing in the Dominican Republic. Originally from Kenya, East Africa Dr. Luhar enjoys polishing her conversational skills in French, Spanish, Hindi and Kiswahili with her patients. She has published several articles in leading wellness magazines, has been a featured guest on radio and television, and is a lifelong learner. Faryal aims to empower and educate her patients to take charge of their health by living a happy, balanced life full of vitality and possibilities.

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