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MEET THE TEAM

Dubai Science Park

CIARA WHITE
CIARA WHITE
Physiotherapist

Ciara graduated with a degree in Sports Rehabilitation followed by a master’s in Physiotherapy from the University of Southampton. She has nearly 15 years’ experience working in both the private and public sector in Ireland, the UK and UAE.

Ciara has continued to develop her postgraduate study and is skilled in Sports rehabilitation, pre and postoperative rehabilitation, Injury prevention, Manual therapy, Dry needling, and Clinical Pilates (mat & reformer). Ciara is passionate about running and loves to share the years of experience she has gained dealing with both amateur and elite runners and triathletes. Her approachable and empathetic nature allows her to work well with both acute and chronic pain allowing her patients to understand the root cause and empowering them to overcome their injuries.

KATE JORDAN
KATE JORDAN
Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctor | Medical Director

Dr. Kate Jordan is a UK-trained Sport and Exercise Medicine Consultant, and is on the GMC specialist register having completed higher training in Sports Medicine. She is the current Chief Medical Officer for British Olympic Swimming and Diving and travels with the teams throughout the year. Kate has extensive elite sports experience and Paris 2024 will be her fourth Olympic Games having previously worked as a Team Doctor for the British Olympic Team in Tokyo 2021 and Rio 2016 (covering a variety of sports including Athletics, Triathlon, Gymnastics, Swimming and Diving) and in Athletics at London 2012 as a Field of Play Doctor. In addition to the roles above, Kate currently works for World Rugby as a Tournament Doctor and a Medical Educator, and for UK Anti-Doping. She has previously worked with Scottish Rugby and Football and at the Scottish Institute of Sport.

Kate has a special interest in complex sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain, as well as in tendon injury, concussion, fatigue in athletes, overtraining syndrome and female athlete health. She is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound and completes a variety of ultrasound guided injections in clinic. Kate believes in the importance of listening to her patients to understand their story and allow an accurate diagnosis to be made. She practises evidence based medicine, sharing decision making and forming individualised treatment plans with her patients to ensure the best outcomes.

In her spare time, Kate loves to be active and get outside as much as she can with her husband and their 3 boys. Kate competed internationally for Great Britain as a swimmer in her teens and enjoys challenging herself in training, most days she can be found in the early hours before the rest of her house is awake running on the beach track or heading for a sea swim.

Joao Luciano
JOAO LUCIANO
Physiotherapist

João is a Portuguese physiotherapist specialised in managing musculoskeletal issues and sports injuries. His journey includes being a key member of the Medical Department for the major Portuguese rugby team CDUL, where he served as Head Physiotherapist from 2016 to 2019. His expertise includes manual therapy techniques, postural re-education with Methode Busquet, Mulligan, dry needling, and various movement-based and strength solutions.

During his 5 years of experience in Dubai, João aimed his studies and practice at developing and creating personalized rehabilitation plans that focus on long-lasting results tailored to each individual's needs. His approach not only addresses injuries but also prioritizes preventive measures and performance enhancement, catering to both athletes and those dealing with chronic pain. With a commitment to improving health and performance, Joao encourages an active and effective therapeutic journey for each person he works with.

Outside of the clinic, you can find João training for his upcoming endurance events, recharging with a nice sunbath, and treating himself with a scoop (or plenty) of ice cream.