Ian Classen, Physiotherapist

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Ian Classen

Senior Physical Therapist Physiotherapy Physical Therapy

trained in Physiotherapy, Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Kinesio Taping, Dry Needling, Muscle Activation

Ian Classen graduated in 2003 with a BSc. (Hons) in Physiotherapy from Cape Town, South Africa. He built his experience in a network of private practices in in Cape Town viz. RehabSA-Gorman Group and worked in both inpatients and outpatients, treating patients in ICU, Medical & Surgical and Orthopaedics (5years).

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In 2008 Ian joined the physiotherapy medical team at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City managed by Cleveland Clinic. He was part of the Outpatient Orthopaedic Rehab Team in addition to attending daily rounds in the Post-Surgical Trauma Orthopaedic wards which ranged from MVA cases, sports injuries and elective surgeries. After 2 years he joined Mediclinic Middle East a Senior Physiotherapist in an Outpatient capacity serving a large network of Doctors within the organization and a multinational client population.

Following on, in 2014, Ian Classen moved to a well-established Sports Injury Clinic in Jumeirah specializing in post-surgical ACL Reconstructions and a variety of shoulder surgeries ensuring safe return to sports with a strong emphasis on normality through strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, corrective exercise and addressing movement pattern dysfunctions in addition to treating a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders.

Ian Classen constantly updates his knowledge and skills by attending seminars, courses and workshops in Physiotherapy to stay at the forefront of research within the healthcare community. Passionate about health and sports, Ian is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist. He did also further studies in Exercise Physiology through UCLA and has obtained certification in Dry Needling in UK and Ireland which he has practiced extensively within his treatments for the past few years.

Ian takes an interest in Sports, Fitness, Strength and Conditioning and Weight Management in addition to Travel, Outdoors and Mountain Biking.

Conditions treated:

Arm & Leg Pain, Back & Neck Pain / Stiffness, Discs Problems / Sciatica, Dizziness

Headaches, Cervical syndromes, Numbness & Tingling, Myofascial Pain, Posture & Ergonomic Advice

Scoliosis, Sports Injuries & Improved Performance, Sprains & Strains, Tendinitis

Neuro pediatric, motor developmental problems, musculoskeletal

Here is a briefing list of the techniques he uses in the physiotherapy treatments:

  • Manual Therapy – Maitland, Mulligan, McKensie, Cyriax
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Active Release Technique
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Fascial Release
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Strapping-McConnell
  • Deep Dry Needling – Modules 1-5
  • Electrotherapy – EMS, TENS, IFT, US

Do you have a chronic back or neck pain?

Speak to one of our specialists about the best physiotherapy treatments. Our Physical Therapists are experts in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of wide variety of injuries and musculoskeletal problems. Book a consultation and treatment today.

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