At the Hundred Wellness Centre, we believe that health is holistic and employ a mind, body and soul approach to everything we offer. In addition to our Pilates and Yoga classes and Natural Therapies, we also have a dedicated team that offers a diverse range of Rehabilitative treatments like Chiropractor and Physiotherapy to help you achieve optimum physical fitness and wellbeing.
THE BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC
Chiropractic is a medical practice that treats problems associated with how we move and don’t move (i.e. joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves). No part of the body works in isolation, and a vast number of health issues and painful disorders can be traced back to poor habits and the misalignment of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors work to manually correct the body’s physical structure without the need for injections or surgery, and in turn improve function, alleviate pain and restore optimal health.
SOME BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC INCLUDE:
- Improves joint mobility, function and health.
- Decreases degeneration of the joint and connective tissues (arthritis).
- Speeds up the recovery process after injury.
- Improves nerve system function and the individual nerve’s ability to carry nerve impulses more efficiently.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Relieves/Improves Prenatal Discomfort and decreases the length of labor and associated back pain.
- Improves athletic performance (for ANY sport).
OUR APPROACH TO CHIROPRACTIC
Our resident chiropractor, Dr. Gary Fitzgerald, is an award-winning practitioner whose philosophy is based on two principles: “find the cause, not the symptom” and “every patient is different”.
He believes the majority of unsuccessful treatments stem from just focussing on the symptoms and not the root cause of the issues. His approach is focused on the cause of his patients symptoms and he takes great pleasure in helping people who are frustrated by the lack of improvement in the past – his patients are frequently surprised to learn that their back and shoulder pain or headaches may actually be stemming from their feet, jaw or hip.
With a wealth of expertise in a wide variety of chiropractic techniques, he carefully tailors treatment to each patient individually, depending on their history, condition and comfort level.
Dr. Gary has a diverse range of patients — from office workers and homemakers, to pregnant women and elite athletes. He has a keen interest in sports performance and has treated multiple World and Olympic champions, professional footballers, Grand Slam tennis champions, Top 10 golfers and Rugby World Cup winners.
His work has earned him a great reputation world-wide and he receives numerous professional referrals from family physicians, orthopaedists, neurologists, physiotherapists, fitness trainers, and direct referrals from existing patients.
ABOUT DR. GARY FITZGERALD
Dr. Gary completed his graduation in BSc from University College Dublin (Ireland), after which he went on to study BSc and MSc in Chiropractic for 5 years at the oldest Chiropractic school in Europe. He graduated with 1st class honors and his thesis on how the birth process affects children were both published and presented at the World Federation of Chiropractic Symposium. In addition to all his education, he was also awarded the Flavio Grillo prize for the most clinically proficient interns in his graduating class.
After completing his graduation he has continually sought to improve his knowledge base by travelling to multiple seminars and conferences leading to more experience and even certifications in techniques such as Applied Kinesiology, Sacro Occipital Technique (SOT), Thompson Drop, Gonstead, Diversified, Torque Release Technique, Activator Methods, Webster Protocol and the chiropractic care of pregnant mothers. He was also awarded an International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) and has completed further university training for a postgraduate diploma in Sports Science being the only chiropractor in the MENA region with university-level postgraduate specialization in sports science.
Dr. Gary has conducted lectures for government departments and presented at the largest medical conference in the Middle East. He has also appeared on TV and newspaper articles both in Europe and the UAE and has multiple publications in medical journals.
He is licensed with the regulatory bodies in the UAE, UK, Australia and New Zealand, and sits on the examination panel for prospective candidates applying for licenses with Dubai Health Authority. He is also a founding member of the Emirates Chiropractic Association and a member of the Emirates Medical Association, the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic and the UAE National Chiropractic Sports Council.