Contrary to its name, sports doctors don’t necessarily just work with athletes. They actually provide treatments for regular individuals who have issues after playing a sport, exercising, or doing any type of physical activity.
If you got injured or are experiencing any pain due to movements, we’ve got you covered! Here are our top recommendations for the best sports doctors in Dubai!
Take note, that this list is in no particular order.
How Much Does Consulting A Sports Doctor Cost
Sports doctors usually provide their aid in preventing, diagnosing, and treating any sports-related or other physical activity-related injury or symptom.
In some extreme cases, they can recommend patients opt for surgery as well.
With that being said, here are the common services you can get from a sports doctor outside of surgeries. Alongside them are their respective estimated cost for reference:
|Service||Duration||Cost (in AED)|
|Initial Consultation||20 minutes||249 - 260|
|Review Consultation||20 - 30 minutes||275 - 300|
|Comprehensive Consultation||40 minutes or more||500 - 550|
The Best Sports Doctors in Dubai
The following criteria is the one we’ve used in assessing the following medical professionals:
1. Dr. Arthur J Williams of Diversified Integrated Sports Clinic
|SERVICES||Sports Injury Assessment & Management, Consultation for Pain or Injury, Back Pain Management, PRP Treatment Injection, and more!|
|ADDRESS||Ibn Sina Building 27, Block B, Unit 304 - Dubai Healthcare City - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 215 6888|
|OPERATING HOURS||7:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Diversified Integrated Sports Clinic, opened in 2014, is a healthcare center that focuses on treating musculoskeletal treatment and other issues related to physical activity.
Dr. Arthur J. Williams is a sports and family medicine specialist for this clinic. He focuses on assessing and managing sports injuries or back pain.
In addition, he is also proficient in doing platelet-rich plasma injections for different kinds of musculoskeletal injuries.
Due to his experience in working with professional rugby teams, he is also proficient at performing emergency medical care for athletes.
But why should you seek his expertise? Well, aside from his specializations, Dr. Williams has over ten years of experience in the sports medicine field.
He has traveled to various countries such as New Zealand, Argentina, and Europe to aid professional rugby teams during their tournaments.
He also obtained a master’s degree in his chosen medical field, so rest assured that you will be in capable hands when you consult with him.
Interested parties can book an appointment with him in advance through their website or via calling the clinic. We should point out that they require patients to cancel at least more than 6 hours before the set date– or else you’ll be charged!
Expert Care and Treatment
“I’m very greatful to Dr Arthur and would recommand him to any one having sport injuries. I spent 3 years trying to figure what kind of injury I have with my Knees, seen so many doctors and done many MRIs and Xrays, but I reached no where except taking spinal injections and many physio treatments which did not change anything. Eventually, I visited Dr Arthur, his knowledge and patience are great, he listens and analyzed my injury through all the history I told him, then with physical and image tests, he confirmed it. I was not able to sit/stand/walk without feeling the pain in my both knees, I stopped running and bodybuilding which both are my main sports, I believed I will always have this pain and will never ever do sport again. After 6 months of PRP injections and physiotherapy rehabilitation, and commitment to strengthening and stretching, I improved so much. Now after a year, I can run 10km and squat 120kg without any problem. Dr Arthur gave me back hope that I can still enjoy my time doing what I love, Im fully pain free and can do any sport I want with no limitations, even thought I’m still being very careful as I learnt how to properly protect my body from injuries.” – Hatem, via DrFive
Amazing Staff, Excellent Service
“Beautifully decorated with exceptional, tentative staff who have world class knowledge and provide excellent service. The clinic actually understand athletes and want to fix you. Genuinely the best sports clinic I’ve ever been to. Would highly recommend going here over any other sports injury clinic in Dubai.” – Robert Stables
2. Dr. Charles W. Jones
|SERVICES||Pediatric Chiropractic Care, Sports Medicine, Chiropractic Care and Services|
|ADDRESS||Ibn Sina Building #27, Suite 103, Block D, Dubai Healthcare City Close to Life Pharmacy, First Floor - شارع ١٥ - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 429 8292|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Wednesday - Thursday)|
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Friday)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Saturday)
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Sunday)
California Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Center Dubai, first opened in 2008. This establishment diagnoses, treats, and performs preventive treatments for sports injuries.
One of the resident sports doctors in the clinic is its founder, Dr. Charles W. Jones. He is mainly a chiropractor with 32 years of experience in his field.
As a sports medicine specialist, he can carry out diagnostic scans and treatments on soft tissues and joints if necessary. Dr. Jones can also treat conditions related to the nervous system and musculoskeletal system.
His expertise is also recognized by the UAE, as he is tasked to help the country’s Ministry of Health in licensing new chiropractors.
According to some of his previous patients that we’ve spoken with, Dr. Jones is very easy to talk to. In addition, he makes sure that the patient can fully understand their condition and what possible treatments they can take to be fully healed.
Overall, for his good personality, his years of experience treating sports injuries, and other chiropractic issues, patients who would seek his expertise will definitely be in good hands.
If you’re looking for an expert to treat any pain in your muscle, bone, or joints, Dr. Jones might be the man you’re looking for!
“I had never gone to a chiropractor before and Dr. Charles took the time to explain everything he was doing and how it worked. I had heard stories from friends about chiropractors wanting to talk you into plans saying you need to come in once a week. But he really made me feel at ease and like I had come to a place that cared more about me feeling better in just 3 appointments I am feeling 110% better, just make sure to follow Dr’s advice.” – Denny Austria
Amazing Treatment, Excellent Service
“Dr.Charles is a magician a friend of mine recommended him, I went to the clinic and after 4 sessions I felt totally different better movement no lower back pain after sport, ( and they showed me how to do proper stretching). Now my wife is getting a few sessions for her neck, shoulder and back. I really recommend this clinic to everyone I know.” -Naouras K, via Google Reviews
3. Dr. Anna Zickerman of UPANDRUNNING
|SERVICES||Sports Assessment and Screening, Injury Management, Diagnosis and Intervention, Injury Prevention and Education|
|ADDRESS||675 Al Wasl Rd - Al Safa - Al Safa 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 518 5400|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)|
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Friday)
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Sunday)
(Closed on Saturdays.)
Dr. Anna Zickerman is a sports doctor working for UPANDRUNNING, a sports medical center opened in 2010.
With over ten years of experience, this Swedish born and Dubai-raised medical professional has obtained a master’s degree in sports and exercise medicine.
She has also worked in various clinics across the UK and became a resident doctor for athletes in the Leicester City FC and Loughborough Athletics.
Dr. Zickerman specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain syndromes, and functional limitations. Aside from that, she can also offer her knowledge in doing preventive measures against any physical injury.
We did notice that she mostly works with athletes, but she can still take on a regular patient’s case if necessary. Interested individuals can book an appointment with her in advance.
Now, here’s what you can expect when you step inside their clinic.
First things first: the clinic sort of looks like a gym. There are dedicated rooms for treatment and testing for diagnosis, but there are also areas where you can only see exercise equipment.
This is part of their treatment of course, for patients who need rehabilitation or sessions with their physiotherapists. Aside from that, there is one big reception room, where patients and their companions can sit comfortably while waiting for their turn.
Overall, we recommend Dr. Zickerman for her educational background and ten years of experience in the field of sports medicine!
Thorough Checkup, Expert and Professional Doctor
“BRILLIANT! At last I have found a clinic that understands sports medicine. I was diagnosed by Dr Anna who spent a full 45 minutes checking all my movements. Really thorough and professional. Immediately sent me to Jen who worked really hard on my shoulder. All covered on my BUPA policy, result!” – Kai, via Google Reviews
“Took my 10yr old son to see Dr Anna as he was complaining of pain in his ankle…I had previously taken him to 2 other doctors that hadn’t been able to diagnose what was wrong. A quick and pain free ultrasound with Dr Anna and a diagnosis of a contusion on his growth plate and three weeks rest from sport and impact. Thanks Up and Running and Dr Anna for your fantastic service.” – katy kilshaw
4. Dr. Dejan Jovanovic of Emirates SportsMed
|SERVICES||Diagnosis, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries|
|ADDRESS||Building no 9, Mezzanine, Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 242 8663|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Dr. Dejan Jovanovic is Emirates SportsMed’s resident sports medicine specialist. He has more than seven years of experience in his chosen field.
In addition, he is also a licensed practitioner in Dubai (DHA) and Abu Dhabi (HAAD). Aside from his stint as the clinic’s specialist, he is also the team doctor of various sports clubs such as the Al Wasl Football Club.
His specialization lies in non-surgical treatments for sports and physical injuries. He mainly focuses on the proper diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries.
To be more specific, he usually takes on athletes with knee and ankle joint issues.
In terms of diagnosis and assessment, he is proficient in determining the functional capacity of athletes and evaluating a person’s body composition.
Looking at his educational background, Dr. Dejan Jovanovic actually obtained his master’s degree in sports medicine! No need to worry about his capabilities– you are definitely in expert hands when you book him for his services!
Overall, we definitely recommend heading to this doctor’s clinic for treatment if you are an athlete. For his years of experience in the field and knowledge in working with various athletes in the UAE, your treatment will be handled with care and precision if you seek him out.
5. Dr. Alan Kourie of Mediclinic Middle East
|SERVICES||Diagnosis & Management for Athletes, Injury or Illness Prevention Education & Consultation|
|ADDRESS||Mediclinic Parkview Hospital - 1st Floor - 3 Umm Suqeim St - Al Barsha - Al Barsha South - Dubai - United Arab Emirates|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: +971 4 416 8880|
|OPERATING HOURS||8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)|
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, opened in 2018, is a multi-specialty healthcare center that provides various treatments for different kinds of patients.
One of the departments in the hospital is sports medicine, a section that aims to help patients with any physical injury or pain.
Dr. Alan Kourie is the head of this area. He is a sports doctor with a master’s degree and has more than ten years of experience working in his field.
His specialty is diagnosing and treating sports injuries. In addition, he also is proficient in concussion management.
He can also help his patients of all ages in managing their body conditions so they can exercise safely and without running into the risk of injuries, illnesses, or overtraining.
Mostly, we noticed that he focuses more on working with athletes.
This checks out with his background as he has been involved with various teams as a tour doctor. He worked for eight years with the South African Rugby Union and as a Team Physician and Head of Medical for the Natal Sharks Rugby Union.
Interested individuals can definitely book a consultation with Mediclinic’s mobile app, or give the hospital a call.
With his knowledge in injury treatment and management, as well as his years of experience in the field, any patient would be at the end of his expert treatment!
Great Attitude, Expert Treatment
“Look no further. Dr Kourie is a cut above the rest. He listens, genuinely cares and goes the extra mile in making sure you get the best treatment available and getting you back out there doing what you love most. He was the only person along with my vascular surgeon who managed to get me back into sport after 2years of struggling with other doctors who said my sporting days were over. Thank you Dr Alan once again for making my Sunshine come back.” -Renette Raynor
Thorough Examination, Expert Treatment
“After almost 25 years of self discipline to exercise 7-8 hours a week to successfully fight my genetic predispoistion to many diseases (heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, high cholesterol and Graves disease), my recent painful injury was a very frightening setback. However, a thorough examination with Dr Alan re affirmed my faith in the power of exercise. Having a strong fit body meant my injury was minor and with Dr Alan’s advice my recovery swift. I cannot thank Dr Alan enough for his expertise and reassurance. I would urge anyone who feels that they can do nothing but succumb to the risk factors they have for systemic illnesses like diabetes, do not underestimate the power of exercise. It has transformed my personal wellbeing and given me back control to live a full active life with my husband and three children. It is not easy to fit an hour of exercise into your life everyday (when my children were small I woke at 4.30am before they woke up!) but it is worth it. If I can do it, anyone can. Thank you Dr Alan for being so supportive in my exercise regime and for getting me back on track.” -Nita Mahalingham
FAQs About Sports Doctors in Dubai
Remember: an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. You can certainly visit any of the doctors we recommended if you’re starting a new sport or currently experiencing pain in your body.
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