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MEET THE TEAM

Dubai Sports City

ORLA WHITE
ORLA WHITE
Senior Physiotherapist | Clinical Manager

Orla completed a degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Physiology in Ireland, followed by a Masters in Physiotherapy from the UK. To date she has enjoyed a varied career working in both high level amateur sports and treating members of the general public in private medical facilities.

Orla moved to Dubai on 2011 where she spent five years in a well-known Sports Medicine Facility. Here, she worked alongside Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Sports Medicine Physicians and Strength and Conditioning Coaches. She is an all-round physiotherapist and enjoys treating an array of patient populations, both sporting and non-sporting.  She has a particular interest in chronic pain, in particular lower back pain.  Through education and changing believes around chronic pain, her approach is simple yet highly effective.  She encourages her patients to take an active role in their rehabilitation and enjoys facilitating their goals, whatever they may be.

Her sporting passion lies in cycling injuries and prevention. Having spent time in Italy and France training with world class physiotherapists in cycling, she is well positioned to effectively carry out bike-fits for both cycling injuries and performance enhancement through her in-depth knowledge of anatomy and cycling biomechanics.

Orla takes an ‘everything in moderation’ approach to life! She enjoys a nice balance of work, socialising with friends and family and exercise. She is a keen cyclist and currently races on the #thecyclehubarlaproteinrace team.

JACQUELINE ELEY
JACQUELINE ELEY
Senior Physiotherapist

Jac obtained her physiotherapy qualification from the University of Melbourne, Australia and has over 22 years of experience working as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist in Australia, England, Singapore, and UAE. She has treated a wide range of acute and chronic sports injuries of world class and recreational athletes; chronic occupational and lifestyle overuse injuries; and rehabilitation of surgical patients.

Jac’s extensive experience has given her the clinical skills to understand the biomechanics and root causes behind injury or pain, to ensure that the correct manual therapy techniques are used, appropriate exercises prescribed and ergonomic or lifestyle changes made. She uses the Pilates exercise method for injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement to compliment her manual therapy.

But it is not only Jac’s sound clinical knowledge and invaluable experience that makes her such a popular Physio here in Dubai; she is compassionate, approachable and understanding of those who are affected by injury – getting people back ‘doing what they love’ is central to her treatment approach.

RYAN KEHOE
RYAN KEHOE
Physiotherapist

Ryan is a highly experienced sports physiotherapist who has spent over eight years working in professional sport in the UK. Most recently, Ryan was Head Physiotherapist for Worcester Warriors, a team competing in top tier premiership rugby in the UK. In this role Ryan treated a wide range of sports injuries and oversaw the running of the sports medicine department. Ryan has also gained a variety experience in professional sports including Super League rugby with London Broncos, premiership football academies including Chelsea FC and Norwich FC and premiership rugby with Leicester Tigers.

Ryan has an a strong rehabilitation focus, with a special interest in ACL, shoulder and Tendon injuries. He uses a combination of his experience in sport and knowledge of sports injuries and biomechanics to tailor efficient and effective rehabilitation programs.

Ryan is enthusiastic about his own sport and training, and has a real interest in athlete load monitoring and recovery, and will happily talk for hours about s the latest sleep tracking or training/recovery device! At the weekends you’ll likely catch him running along Kite Beach or training in on of Dubai’s many gyms.

DAVID EAKINS
DAVID EAKINS
Senior Osteopath

David qualified as an Osteopath in 2009, having graduated with a Masters degree in Osteopathy (MOst) from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London. He then went on to complete his MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise & Health at University College London.

David has worked in Dubai since 2013 within the multidisciplinary team of a sports medicine clinic here in the UAE. He has extensive experience treating a broad range of patients, from high level athletes to patients with everyday aches and pains.

David brings his personal experience as a former field hockey International for Ireland and clinical knowledge as an Osteopath to form an honest, holistic and evidence-informed approach to treatment.

He uses a range of highly skilled manual techniques, combined with exercise rehabilitation and patient education to get the best outcome for his patients.

Although osteopathy is well known for treating neck and back pain, David enjoys using his clinical knowledge to help people with all kinds of aches and pains, from jaw pain to foot pain.

Treatment techniques: soft-tissue release / myofascial release, joint mobilization & manipulations (HVT’s), TrP dry needling, exercise prescription and injury management advise.

HANNAH WILKINSON
HANNAH WILKINSON
Physiotherapist

Hannah is a UK qualified Physiotherapist with over 14 years of experience in the UK and UAE. In 2019 Hannah completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of South Wales in the UK. Since coming to Dubai she has working in MSK and Sports and Exercise Medicine field with specialties in manual therapy, exercise perscription, Instrument assistes soft tissue mobilisation, Dry needling, Cupping, injury prevention, Pilates and a specialist interest in running injuries.

While here in the UAE Hannah has been lucky enough to work with the UAE Rugby teams, professional athletes and visiting elite athletes. 

Hannah has recently been lucky enough to be invited to teach among peers in the field of exercise rehabilitation and perscription. 

Hannah really does her best to listen to patients and explore every possible conserviative option (when appropriate) for the patient ,with the amazing group of physio's and doctors she is surrounded with/supported by. If Hannah’s patient is happy, Hannah is happy!