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Donna Wicks

Paediatric Physiotherapist

Donna is a Paediatric Physiotherapist with over a decade of dedicated experience in her field, operating at the forefront of paediatric healthcare in Dubai. Her journey in healthcare began as a nursery nurse in the United Kingdom, a pivotal starting point that eventually led her to a career in paediatric rehabilitation.

With unwavering determination and a passion for child well-being, Donna embarked on her professional journey by acquiring a comprehensive foundation as an Occupational Therapist in the UK. Pursuing an ambitious academic path, completing a rigorous two-year Master’s program in Physiotherapy at the University of Brighton. This dual qualification uniquely positions Donna as a licensed occupational therapy and physiotherapy professional, offering a rare and valuable blend of expertise.

Throughout her career, Donna has cultivated a reputation as a leading specialist in childhood development. She collaborates closely with educational institutions and educators. She serves as a beacon of support and impartial counsel for those seeking guidance on children grappling with unmet potential or facing scholastic challenges. Donna’s skills enable her to compile comprehensive profiles of children, empowering parents with the insights needed to make informed decisions regarding their child’s future, whether with medical intervention or therapeutic support. Donna frequently undertakes cases involving children with complex medical conditions, extending her reach locally and internationally.

In her capacity as a physiotherapist, Donna expertly treats a wide range of paediatric conditions, including but not exclusive too:

  • Premature Birth Complications: Addressing issues stemming from prematurity, such as developmental delays and musculoskeletal challenges.
  • Cranial Asymmetry: Providing interventions for infants with head shape abnormalities.
  • Erb’s Palsy: Offering specialized care for children affected by this brachial plexus injury.
  • Gait Abnormalities: Identifying and treating altered walking patterns to enhance mobility.
  • Postural Concerns: Conducting in-depth postural analyses to improve posture and physical comfort.
  • Genetic & Neurological Conditions: Assessing and treating those with or undergoing diagnosis.
  • Reflex integration: Addressing issues that arise with the retention of primitive reflexes.

Donna’s commitment to professional growth and the pursuit of excellence is evident through her role as a founding member of the Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Conference, a collaborative initiative with the Middle Eastern Orthopedic Society. This conference serves as a platform for continuous professional development, essential for maintaining the highest standards of clinical care. Her dedication extends to establishing a Special Educational Needs conference to support parents and educators in navigating this evolving field.

Donna’s ethos revolves around the belief in the power of opportunity and experience, a guiding principle that infuses her work with a dedication to the holistic well-being and development of children from birth onward. Her multi-faceted expertise, dedication, and commitment to professional growth make her an invaluable asset to pediatric physiotherapy and the broader healthcare community.

If you would like to make an appointment to see Donna, please get in touch.