Abu Dhabi Physiotherapy Conference 2018


Amy Gilbert
Head of Physiotherapy
Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre LLC

Amy is the Managing Director and Head of the Physiotherapy Department of Perfect Balance Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi. She manages a complex peripheral and spinal caseload plus a complex Women’s Health caseload including adolescents,   business   men,   pre   and   post   natal   women,   physiotherapists,   teachers,   and   non-sporting individuals.

She is an effective and reliable team worker working as part of large multi-disciplinary teams and autonomously. Her prodigious communication and organization enable me to negotiate and resolve challenging situations and participate in multidisciplinary liaison. Her managerial skills have strengthened through managing a complex caseload, rehabilitation assistants and university students. She is an enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapist who will strive to perform in all aspects of work to provide a high standard of physiotherapy. She has an abundance of experience working in competitive sport treating acute and chronic injuries working both with adults and paediatrics. She has a special interest in Women’s health physiotherapy, complementing my Rehabilitation Pilates speciality.

Azza Mahmoud Bekheet
Head of Physiotherapy Department
Ain Al Khaleej Hospital

Azza finished her Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy from Cairo University.  She served as the Head of Physical Therapy Department at Cardiovascular Institute for 18 years before she moved to Zulikha Hospital in Sharjah as Senior Physiotherapist. She also served OPD Rehabilitation in Al Ain Hospital for five years and spend 13 fruitful years in Marfaq Hospital as Senior physiotherapist for outpatient clinic in rehabilitation department from 2002-2013, became a member of OSCE  examiner committee in SEHA   Physio-Licenses in 2010-2013 and senior  team leader physiotherapy for Inpatient (critical area) wards. Currently, she is the head of Physiotherapy Department of Ain Al Khaleej Hospital.
Azzam Kamal
Head of Physiotherapy Department
Healthpoint Hospital, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi

His professional career has influenced by his drive to becoming a highly skilled and motivated physiotherapist. He has an abundance of experience in orthopedics and treating sports injuries, with a speciality in knee rehabilitation. His sports injury experience has been strengthened through working for the First team for Al Ain Football Club. His effective team work and excellent communication skills allow him to excel in managing the physiotherapy team.

He strives to work with evidence based practice and continually maintain up to date through current courses, seminars and conferences.

Basma Issa
Senior Orthopedic and Sports Physiotherapist
HealthPoint Hospital
Basma Issa is a Senior Physiotherapist at Healthpoint hospital who specialized in orthopedic and sports injuries cases, pre-operative and post-operative. She is excellent in assessing patients’ physical condition to get the proper diagnose in order to develop a good rehabilitation program including the most updated therapeutic exercises , manual techniques and electrical stimulation modalities. After she graduated from the University of Jordan in 2009, she enriched her experience in Physiomedic Center in Amman Jordan for two years and moved to UAE in 2014 orthopedic and sports injuries physiotherapist.
Deborah Claire Pierce
Senior Physiotherapist & Head of Rehabilitation
Amana Healthcare, Al Ain, UAE

Ms. Pierce joined Amana as Senior Physiotherapist for our Al Ain facility. Deborah qualified in 2004 and obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. She has spent over 5 years in a tertiary acute care settings, specializing in neurorehabilitation and advancing in managerial responsibility in New Zealand. Deborah spent 3 years as the team leader for critical care, acute neurology/neurosurgery, stroke and medical units within a JCIA accredited hospital in UAE before joining Amana as Team Leader for Rehabilitation in Feb 2013.Deborah acts as a HAAD examiner for the physiotherapy profession and is CPHQ certified in her commitment to quality service provision and the progression of rehabilitation in UAE.Deborah is currently studying for her Masters in Business Administration (Health Management).
Mohammad Ali Rababa'h
Physical Therapist and Spine Specialist
Healthpoint Hospital

Mr. Mohammad Rababah is a physiotherapist working in Healthpoint Hospital UAE, since 2015. He received BSC degree in Physiotherapy form Jordan University of Science and Technology 2010. He was appointed in Marka Islamic speciality Hospital Jordan for 2 years, then in 2013 he moved to Handicap International (NGO).

Mohammad has completed post graduate advanced training in Manual therapy, Dry Needling and K-active TAPE and many professional courses. He`s currently a certified spinal Manual Therapist. He has an excellent knowledge and skill in musculoskeletal rehabilitation with 7 years working experience.

Pradeep Shankar
Team Leader, Physiotherapy Department
Medeor 24x7 Hospital Abu Dhabi

Mr. Prandeep is currently working as Physiotherapy Team Leader in Medeor24x7 Hospital, Abu Dhabi. He has a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from Manglore University and pursued his Master of Sports Physiotherapy from Guru Nanak Dev University, both in India.

Before he joined Medeor Hospital, he worked as Chief Physiotherapist in J.S.S. Hospital attached to JSS Medical College, Mysore for 15 years. His field  of  interest  is  in  treating  client  of  ACL  reconstruction  surgery,  arthoplasty, mechanical neck and low back pain, soft tissue injuries and post fracture cases rehabilitation. He also a part time Ergonomist/ Chief Physiotherapist for Multinational Company  INFOSYS where he conducted,  work  station  evaluation  of  all  the  working  cubic’s  of  employees,  to  predict  and  to prevent work related musculoskeletal injuries or RSI in INFOSYS.

Rania Elias
Senior Physiotherapist in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Center

Ms. Rania holds a Masters in Osteopathy and Manual therapy from Saint Joseph University (2008) and a bachelor of physiotherapy from Lebanese University (2006). Rania then pursued many academic and non-academic postgraduate courses to enrich her career to finally earn a Diploma in Physical Education from Cote d’Opale University, France – 2012. She’s also a member of the Order of Physiotherapists in Lebanon (OPL), The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), “Federation Internationle des Organisations de Physiotherapeutes Francophones” (FIOPF), and the Arab Confederation for Physical Therapy (ACPT) since 2006

She has over 10 years of clinical experience in treating patients with a multitude of various conditions.  She primarily worked in clinical type settings but have extensive experience with long-term rehabilitation cases. She moved to Dubai with her family in 2013 where she got her DHA License and joined Dubai Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Center “DPRC” as a senior physiotherapist using her strong emphasis based on manual therapy and exercise prescription along with individualized treatment programs. Rania has since pursued and acquired new techniques such as Kinesio Taping through the Kinesio Taping Association International.

Rania is a strong believer in Hands-on therapeutic approach associated with intense patient motivation to achieve optimal healing.

Srividhya Iyer
Head of the Physiotherapy Department
Burjeel Hospital

Srividhya Iyer has over seventeen years of experience in the field of Physiotherapy; both in the UAE and India. She graduated as a Physiotherapist from the University of Mumbai India, and thereafter completed her post graduation from the same university in 2003. She has additionally qualified in health administration from University of Notting Hill, UK.

In 2007, Ms. Iyer worked as a Senior Orthopedic Physiotherapist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City for 2 years. She has also worked and developed homecare rehabilitation services, before assuming the role of Head of physiotherapy at Burjeel Hospital.

Her career profile includes clinical physiotherapy, educator in physiotherapy, research training, program development and public health promotion.

She is a member of the Indian Associations of Physiotherapists, India, Health Professions council, UK. Her interests include Manual Therapy, Fitness Training and Women’s Health.