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13th Networking Meeting for Healthcare Practitioners in Dubai

Dubai, 29 August, 2016: We are delighted to have fulfilled our commitment to hosting a year of 12 networking events for healthcare practitioners working in Dubai.

During the 13th event, participants discussed case studies on the treatment of headaches and the types of headaches.

Participants included: Abdellah Aboulharjan (Therapist, Festen), Beverley Strathearn (Physiotherapist, Osteopathic Health Centre), Carol Smylie (Specialist Family Medicine, Healthy Bay Polyclinic), Evelyne L.Thomas (Couple and Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist and Certified Life Coach), Jenny Lynch (Physiotherapist, KUUR Rehab), Matleena Vanhanen (Counselling Psychologist, The Maple Tree Centre), Nargis Raza (Managing Partner, Osteopathic Health Centre), Peter Engmark (Chiropractic/Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Osteopathic Health Centre), Reiss Adams (Sports Therapist, Optimal Therapy) and Steve Chesterfield (Osteopath, Osteopathic Health Centre).

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May 2016: Osteopathy and Sports Injuries by Paul Bell

This workshop is relevant for osteopaths, physiotherapists and other practitioners dealing with sports injuries.

CPD Points: 2.75

Date: 26 May 2016

Fee: AED 250/-

Venue: Bait Al Bahar, Dubai, UAE

About the Workshop

During this workshop, Singapore-based Osteopath Paul Bell (BSc Hon Osteopathy) will review sub-acute and chronic sports injury diagnosis; the role of compensatory mechanisms in recurrent injury; recent concepts and research, including 3D motion and analysis techniques; treatment for sub-acute and chronic over-use injury; and rehabilitation techniques for sports injuries.

About the Speaker

Paul Bell is a highly experienced osteopath and rehabilitation therapist, with 17 years’ clinical experience in injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and pain management. He is the owner and principal osteopath of The Osteopathic Centre in SIngapore, which he founded in May 2008. He runs Continued Professional Development (CPD) programmes for practitioners and has carried out presentations and lectures on osteopathic treatment, sports injuries, ergonomics and pre & post-natal care in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea. He has also created programmes for large multi-national companies in employee well being, marathon preparation and work place health/ergonomics. For more details, please visit:

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Motor development in prematurely born children: What is the real risk?

By Peter Zakopcan, Physiotherapist Specialist at Osteopathic Health Centre Dubai

There has been a definite improvement in the number of premature and extremely low weight infants who have survived over the last two decades. Unfortunately, low birth weight and prematurity have also significantly increased risk of developing motor disorders in comparison to those born in full term.


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12th Networking Meeting for Healthcare Practitioners in Dubai

Dubai, 2 May, 2016: The Elephant Club hosted its 12th event during which healthcare practitioners discussed the different approaches to the treatment of headaches.

Participants included: Anne Jackson (Certified Wellness and Lifestyle Coach), Cristina Mesquita (Osteopath, Osteopathic Health Centre), Jabeen Haque (Quality Improvement/Risk Management/Health Coaching), Julia Powdrill (Physiotherapist, Osteopathic Health Centre), Kay (Colonic Hydrotherapist), Kristin Fraser (Plant Based Chef/Nutritionist, Innerglow Nutrition), Martine Nates (Acupuncturist, Koster Clinic), Nargis Raza (Managing Partner, Osteopathic Health Centre), Peter Zakopcan (Physiotherapist, Osteopathic Health Centre), Steve Chesterfield (Osteopath), Vaneeta Shahani (Homeopath, Osteopathic Health Centre) and Victoria Sellwood (TRE: Trauma/Tension Releasing Exercises).

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Eye on Health on DubaiToday: Spine Alignment Panel Discussion

OHC osteopath Youssef Youssef and other health practitioners took part in a panel discussion on Eye on Health, a popular show on Dubai Eye 103.8 .

They discussed different approaches to spine alignment, what methods suit which patient, differences between the methods, and the importance of spine alignment for the overall health of a person.

You can listen to the show by visiting this link.

Image Credit: Dubai Eye 103.8
Image Credit: Dubai Eye 103.8