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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

11th Networking Meeting for Healthcare Practitioners in Dubai

Dubai, 30 March, 2016:  The Elephant Club’s eleventh meeting was organised at Bait Al Bahar restaurant. Participants included: Andrew C. Wright (Art Psychotherapist/ Clinical Director, Art Therapy International Centre); Anil Daniel Prasad (Physiotherapist, Osteopathic Health Centre); Anne Jackson (Personal/ Professional Life Coach, One Life Coaching Dubai); Caterina Obrador (Podiatrist, Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital) Dru Campbell (Head Midwife, Healthbay); Eléonore Bronne (Psychologist and Doula); Hayat Faysal (Energy Healing Practitioner / Intuitive Reader / Hatha Yoga Teacher); Jocelyn Kope (Physiotherapist, Breath and Health Alternative Medical Centre); Maan Taba (Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Medcare Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital); Nargis Raza (Managing Partner, Osteopathic Health Centre); and Nicki Anderson (Occupational Therapist, Journey to Wholeness).

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Yoga Life Interview: Managing Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are a common occurrence and can affect bones or soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles and tendons. A physiotherapist can treat many of the injuries, with the aim of fully rehabilitating the athlete and facilitating their return to sport. In an interview, Joseph Maynard, a physiotherapist at the Osteopathic Health Centre in Dubai, gives the details

At some point in any sports person’s career, injures will happen; not only in elite sport but at all levels of ‘sports’, down to your regular gym goer.

Top and elite sports people will push their bodies to near breaking point to get every last bit out of their performance. Competitive sport in general is a tightrope; you are always a few inches away from plummeting off and having to grind your way back up to the top once more. With the help of physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists, these periods of pain and injury can be drastically reduced, if not prevented.


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Farewell: Naomi Cassrels and Stephen Watts

Wishing our massage therapist Naomi Cassrels and osteopath Stephen Watts all the best for the future!

Naomi travels to start her new life in Australia while Stephen has relocated to Hong Kong. Both will be sorely missed by their patients and by the OHC team.

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