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Manuel Izquierdo

Graduated in 2004 in Alcalá de Henares University, Madrid, with a BCs in Physiotherapy. C.O. (Master in Osteopathy) by EOM.

Manu qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2004 and is also certified in Osteopathy from the University of Madrid. He completed 5 years training in structural, visceral and cranial Osteopathy in 2009 and utilises these skills within his daily Physiotherapy practice.

Prior to his work in Dubai he practiced privately in Spain working as sports and Orthopaedic specialist Physiotherapist for football clubs including Real Madrid C.F, Baloncesto Torrelodones, Majadahonda International Tennis Club, The Professional Dance Conservatory of Madrid and also owned his private clinic for over 7 years. Manu has and continues to work with many professional footballers at the peak of their careers to resolve and prevent injuries.

In 2014 Manu set up the Anatomy Rehab Clinic in Palm Jumeriah and shortly after opened the second branch in DIFC.  Manu’s main focus since then has been developing the Anatomy Rehab concept with the belief of a multidisciplinary approach to muskuloskeletal pathology to achieve optimal health and well-being of the patient.

He also is a strong believer in ensuring delivering the highest quality of ethical care while gaining the fastest most maintainable results by working alongside highly experienced clinicians who make the Anatomy Rehab brand.  Manu’s main areas of interest are sports injury and Orthopaedics, achieving great results by applying manual therapy, dry needling, kinesio-taping and functional rehab.

Manu Specializes in:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedic pre and post operative
  • Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy and spinal Manipulation
  • Functional Rehabilitation



Kelly Robinson

Kelly has over 15 years experience in private practice musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and 10 years in clinical Operations in both the Public and Private Healthcare sectors.

Kelly graduated in Physiotherapy in 2003 from Brunel University, London has 17 years experience in musculoskeletal and sports Physiotherapy. Kelly has worked and managed some of the worlds top Physiotherapy businesses including Six Physio London and Up and Running Dubai. She also has experience working in elite sports having worked with professional rugby teams and the British Ski team.

Kelly has a dual role at Anatomy Rehab as COO running business operations and also as a Physiotherapist. Kelly has vast experience treating all injuries from sports injuries to postural back and neck pain. Kelly holds a specialist interest in Running injuries, biomechanics and digital gait analysis and has treated elite athletes and triathletes. She is also trained in workplace ergonomics and has a wealth of experience in corporate wellness.

Kelly applies a holistic functional approach with all of her patients and treats not only the symptoms but the cause of the problem to ensure curative results.

Specializes in:

  • Manual therapy and manipulation
  • Dry needling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Clinical Pilates
  • Running and Gait Analysis
  • Workplace Ergonomics



Alejandro Pineda

Graduated in Cadiz University with a BCs in Physiotherapy and a MSc in Advanced Sport Therapy from the CEU San Pablo University in Spain.

Graduated in Cadiz University with a BCs in Physiotherapy and a MSc in Advanced Sport Therapy from the CEU San Pablo University in Spain.

He is certified with a training course in dry needle, percutaneous electrolysis therapy and neuromodulation, working and learning from pioners of these techniques in Spain. Furthermore, he is qualified in orthopedic manual therapy, sport rehab and the treatment of patients with neurological disorders.

Alejandro has been working with different professional football teams such as Cadiz FC from Spain and Meyrin FC from Switzerland as well as in private clinics, offering ultrasound assesment and invasive techniques for musculoeskeletal injuries and physical reconditioning.



Marina Vecino

Physiotherapist specialist in obstetrics and urogynecological rehabilitation.

Marina qualified in Physiotherapy in Spain. She then went on to post-graduate studies qualifying in Urogynaecology and Obstetric Physiotherapy at the University of Madrid. Marina now has over 5 years experience specializing in Pre and Post Natal Physiotherapy and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women and children. She combines manual therapy techniques, muscle stimulation and pilates based rehabilitation to not only treat the symptoms presented but to prevent symptoms long term by treating the cause of the problem.

Marina is also certified in functional echography, dry needling, lymphatic drainage (Le duc, Vodder and Godoy certified) and clinical Pilates she uses these and other techniques to treat diverse pelvic floor pathology and prevent obstetric problems.

Marina worked in private practice in Spain while completing her post-graduate studies and moved to Dubai to work at Anatomy Rehab in 2019. She also was teaching as a Professor in Obstetrics and pelviperineology at the European University of Madrid.

Marina’s patients range from professional athletes with pelvic floor problems, pre natal women with pelvic and back pain, post natal women with rectus diastasis to post-operative oncology patients.

Marina specialises in:

  • Pre and post natal physiotherapy
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation
  • Functional echography
  • Dry Needling
  • Infant Colic Management
  • Pilates Rehabilitation
  • Lymphatic drainage Massage



Eva Petkoff

Eva qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2012 From the European University of Madrid and has 8 years of experience working in private practices in Spain, London, Saudi Arabia, and the past two years in Dubai. and holds MSc in Neurological Physiotherapy

Eva has a keen interest in human movement and a strong desire to treat
patients to ease pain, enhance their mobility, strength, breathing, and
overall function.

Eva likes to find the root cause of the problem and treat her patients
using a combination of manual therapy and rehabilitation techniques to
treat both the symptoms and dysfunctions.  She uses the following
treatment basic foundation methods:

-⁠Breathing awareness and personalised techniques
-⁠Functional movement assessments and tools
-⁠Postural assessment and treatment
-⁠Motor Control
-⁠Functional rehabilitation

Eva has a masters degree from European University in Neurological
Rehabilitation 2013 and has been working since  then with  People of
Determination with nervous system pathologies such as Strokes, Spinal
cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain barre, Cerebral Palsy,
Parkinson’s disease, and others to assist her patients to:

-⁠Regain movement and strength
-⁠Improve balance and coordination
-⁠Build up stamina
-⁠Improve independence and quality of life

Eva Specialises in:
Neurological Physiotherapy
Sports Injuries
Postural assessments and treatments
Orthopaedic Post and preoperative Physio
Gait re-⁠training
Breathing techniques



Rajbir Kaur

Rajbir graduated from Gulf Medical University Ajman with Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2017 and is a member of Emirates Physiotherapy Society (UAE).

Rajbir graduated from Gulf Medical University Ajman with Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree in 2017 and is a member of Emirates Physiotherapy Society (UAE).

After graduating, she worked in private and government hospitals across the UAE; gaining a wide variety of experience in clinical areas of Physiotherapy. Rajbir then joined Anatomy in 2019 to further her private practice experience.

Rajbir has completed post graduate specialist training in dry needling, obesity and weight management exercise. She has a particular interest in treating shoulder, neck, low back and work related injuries, as well general pain in all patient populations.

Rajbir enjoys working and building a rapport with her patients and takes pride in making sure patients feel listened to and supported. Her aim for each patient is to clinically reason the pathology and planned treatment to help understand and achieve individual goals through physiotherapy rehabilitation.

She believes that education empowers all patients to better understand their injuries and how the provided treatment would work.

Specialisation in:

– Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
– Obesity and weight management exercises
– Sports and therapeutic massage
– Posture assessment and management
– Gait, balance and coordination training
– Dry needling
– Myofascial release
– Kinesiotaping

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

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Senior Physiotherapist

Sami Chehade

Sami holds a MSc in Physical Therapy with 10 Years Experience in musculoskeletal, sports and neurological Physiotherapy

Sami graduated in Physiotherapy in 2010 from Antonine University, Beirut and has 10 years experience in musculoskeletal, sports and neurological Physiotherapy within private practice. Sami continued his post graduate education across the globe completing his manual Osteopathy in 2015 and his MSc in Physical Therapy in 2018. He has been running his own private clinic in Beirut since 2011, treating a wide range of patients including; lower back and neck pain, migraines, sports injuries, post head injury and pediatric cases. Sami joined Anatomy Rehab in Feb 2020 as a senior member of the Physiotherapy team.

Sami treats with a combined Osteopathic and Physiotherapy approach so has very strong manual therapy and manipulation skills. Sami makes every treatment customized to his patient’s problem which enables them a fast recovery and maintained results. He has treated professional athletes including MMA fighters, elite footballers and successfully treated patients to prevent surgery for spinal disc injuries.

Languages (fluent): Arabic, Turkish and English

Sami Specializes in:

  • Osteopathy
  • Orthopedic Manual therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Dry needling
  • Kinesio-taping
  • Medical reflex therapy


Pilates Instructor

Paula Uribe

Paula is an accredited BASI Pilates® Comprehensive Certified Instructor. BASI Pilates® (Body Arts and Science International) is an internationally recognized Pilates certification program covering all pilates equipment including Reformer Pilates.

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Prior to taking up teaching Pilates, she found her initial passion in Volleyball, where she was called to joined the regional Volleyball team at the age of 10 years old and later joined the Colombian National team.

She has had a lifetime relationship with fitness, movement and various sporting achievements, as she comes from a family of athletes, hence Paula’s lifelong passion for physical fitness lead her to find the benefit of Pilates for her own movement and fitness. Paula has always had an appreciation for the balance of strength and flexibility.

Her transition from a day to day office job to become a Pilates Instructor was quite clear and felt much better aligned to her natural  lifestyle.

Paula’s clinical expertise includes Pilates based-Rehabilitation, functional rehabilitation, Pre and Post natal Pilates, sports injuries and movement and strength dysfunctions. She strongly believes that a well-rounded fitness approach can transform the body, mind and life as it has her own.

Paula began her Pilates studies back in 2016 at BASI Pilates® and over the years since she has attended many advance courses, certifications, including the prestigious Mentor Program and a yoga instructor certification. She is fully trained to teach  in mat, Reformer and equipment Pilates. Paula is passionate about Pilates and how it can enhance healing in injured clients and enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with others.


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