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Sally Ann Spencer (South Africa)

Pain Specialist Physiotherapist

Marika Desousa

Chronic Pain Management Physiotherapist

Sally Ann

Sally-Ann has been qualified as a physiotherapist for over 35 years, with a passion for giving the best to her patients and her vast background of experience, she treats the person not only the pain. Her physio team is selected for their unique skills and the team approach is used for each patient with excellent results. 

Sally - Ann has worked in the UAE for over 29 years; after establishing 2 private clinics in Kwa- Zulu Natal, South Africa, she accepted a 4-year academic post at the University of Sharjah, as part of the start-up team to develop the BSc. physiotherapy degree in partnership with Mc Master University, Canada. She then lectured theory and practical for Orthopaedics, MSK and sports injuries, and during this time Became a founding member of the Emirates Physiotherapy Society (EPS) and co-authored EPS standards of practice and code of ethics. In 2005, seeing the need for an exceptional physiotherapy clinic, Sally-Ann established her Physiotherapy Centre within the grounds of the Aviation Club, a prestigious sports and fitness club. The clinic has earned a good reputation with Dubai’s best Orthopedic, Neuro and sports medicine Doctors and well respected in the Aviation industry for good physiotherapists. Annually Sally- Ann and her team are the lead physiotherapist at the Dubai tennis men’s championships and provide physio to players at the Dubai Rugby 7”s, and other international and local sports events.

Sally-Ann has been an invited speaker at several international conferences, as well as a member of conference organising and academic committees. She remains connected with the University of Sharjah as invited lecturer and examiner.

Marika Desousa

Marika’s special interest is in chronic pain with a holistic and passionate approach and her specialist postgraduate skills. Marika includes manual therapy, dry needling and Pilates with her positive mindset and never give up attitude to reach her main goal of dramatically improving quality of life through pain relief.

In a career spanning 19 years in orthopedics, musculoskeletal injury, neuromuscular rehab , post - op and joint replacement and 13 years at top institutes in Dubai with her previous position as lead Physiotherapist, Marika has developed an excellent ability to interact with all cultures, which allows for a deep connection and understanding of your specific needs. 

Qualifications 

  • MSc in Pain Management (UK) 
  • BSc Physiotherapy (India) 
  • Pilates Practitioner (APPI Australia) 
  • Dry Needling Certified (South Africa)
  • Spinal and Peripheral Manual Therapist (Australia)

Languages Spoken:

English, Arabic, Hindi and Marathi

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