Meet the Specialists

Pure European Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Centre employs highly skilled specialists of Chiropractic and Physiotherapists. Each has studied a minimum of four years at university, graduating from an internationally accredited program. They work to enhance their knowledge by attending professional development seminars on a continual basis.

Dr Tim JacobsDr. Tim Jacobs Chiropractor

Tim qualified from the UK at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) having gained a Masters degree in Chiropractic and receiving an award for being the most promising Chiropractor amongst his peers. Tim has gone on to gain further qualifications in pregnancy and paediatrics Chiropractic, as he feels Chiropractic should be for the whole family.

Tim joined Pure in 2018 after spending nearly a decade working as a Chiropractor in the UK. At that time the clinic had been growing quickly, having developed such a successful reputation in Dubai as the ‘go to’ place if you’re in pain. Tim felt that Pure, with its extremely high standard of health care and excellent patient centered approach, was the perfect environment for him to help the people of Dubai from, and he loves being part of such a caring and dedicated team. Having a personal interest in sports and fitness Dr Timothy Jacobs has used Chiropractic to help world-class sprinters, the WWE wrestlers on their UK tours, and premiership football teams.

Having seen from an early age the benefits that Chiropractic care can have on people’s lives Tim knew that being a Chiropractor was a perfect opportunity to pursue his goals of serving as many people as possible.

haleema-2Dr. Haleema Khan Chiropractor

Haleema Khan graduated from the Anglo European college of Chiropractic in Bournemouth, UK, in 2010 with a Masters in Chiropractic. She spent three and half years practicing along the South coast of England, before returning to her birth city of London where she worked for a further year and a half. Becoming tired of the hustle and bustle of the London life she decided to move to the UAE.

From a young age, Khan has always been conscious of her health and leads a healthy and active lifestyle. She loves to play netball, currently improving her beach volleyball skills and when she can works out in the gym.

Growing up in a traditional family, Khan has always been a hands on person, from massaging to traditional walking on backs. Realising the benefits of natural alternatives to mainstream medicine is what led her to Chiropractic.

Khan believes that life’s daily stressors whether they be physical, chemical or emotional can add up impacting on the human body in far greater ways than most realise. She believes in the holistic approach to whole family wellness. Treating the body as whole leads to proper alignment of the nervous system enabling it to function effectively, therefore promoting healing and better health around the body.

She strives to give her patients a more fulfilled and enjoyable quality of life by educating them about chiropractic care and healthy lifestyle choices. Chiropractic care is a natural healthcare approach which can help one restore and maintain balance within the body and leave you better prepared to live life to its fullest.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” Buddha

ChiropractorDr. M.Y. Raslan, MD, DC Chiropractor

Dr. M.Y. Raslan’s specialty is Neurology and currently works as a Chiropractor. He completed his medical degree in 1995 & he pursued Doctor of Chiropractor degree in 2005. Awarded Honor certificate from the University of Aden Medical School (Yemen).

He has membership in Emirates Chiropractic Association, East Mediterranean Middle East Chiropractic Federation, World Federation of Chiropractic, National Arab American Medical Association, Yemeni Association of Physicians & he was President of Emirates Chiropractic Association in 2012 – 2014.

He attented interviews in Dubai TV, MBC TV, AlArabia Tv, Rotana TV, Dubai eye Radio, Abu Dhabi Radio, Mote Carlo International Radio (France), Fujairah Radio.

His publications are 1. Participate in abstract ( MK886, A LEUKOTRIENE SYNTHESIS INHIBITOR, AUGMENTS ASBESTOS AND H202 INDUCED ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL CELL APOPTOSIS), 2. Northwestern University ,School of Medicine Pulmonary Research Department. Chicago,U.S.A. & 3. Research project ( Epilepsy in Children ).University of Aden, Yemen.

He was speaker at The 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Progress and Innovation for the Near East S.P.I.N.E. (Orthopedic and spine conference organized by Boston University School of Medicine) in June 27-30 , 2012 (Beirut, Lebanon).

Dr JafferDr. Nashila Farrah Jaffer Chiropractor

From the villages of Iraq and East Africa, to the luscious Maldives, Nashila has helped people all over the world achieve better health and wellness through Chiropractic. She believes that well-being can be achieved through a meeting of mind, body and spirit. As a Chiropractor, her aim is to bring awareness to the all-important nervous system, and how to balance lifestyle and health with an all rounded approach. As well as treating patients at her busy clinic in Dubai, Nashila likes to travel and share her knowledge and expertise by treating people in a voluntary capacity, as she believes everyone should benefit from Chiropractic care. Nashila has been a practicing Chiropractor for over fifteen years, her wealth of experience enabling her to treat a variety of concerns for her patients.

She gained her qualifications and training in 2001 in the UK, and after graduating with an honours degree in Chiropractic, founded Pure Chiropractic in West London. After establishing her clinic in the UK, Nashila moved to Dubai in 2009 and continued practicing privately in Jumeirah until starting a family in 2010 when she dedicated the next three years wholly to her two daughters. In 2013, Jaffer partnered with Chini to set up Pure European Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Centre, taking her success and inspiration from her UK clinic to build the same here in Dubai.

Dr. Mitra Chini ChiropractorDr Chini

Chini is a US board certified Chiropractor. She graduated from Life University in Marietta, Georgia (USA) in the year 2000. Prior to starting her chiropractic education, she studied at the Howard Community College in Maryland (USA) as an undergraduate.

Chini started gaining her professional experience in the US before moving to Europe with her husband. She then moved to Dubai in 2001 where she has been living for the past 14 years practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic, having treated and helped thousands of patients of all nationalities and ages, including children. Her language skills, including English, French, Farsi and some Arabic, ease her ability to listen, understand the patients’ pain and support their health and well-being.

After more than a decade practicing in the chiropractic profession, Chini remains committed to healing and treating people to have a healthy spine and nervous system. She focuses on educating her patients about the impact chiropractic has in preventing disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the potential effects on general health and life quality.

elgin-4Elgin John Physiotherapist

Elgin John graduated from HOSMAT Hospital Educational Institute, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences at Bangalore, India in 2010 with a degree in Bachelors in Physiotherapy (BPT). Elgin has primarily worked for the last 3+ years as a Senior Physiotherapist in a well-known and established Sports Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy centre ‘Attitude Prime’ at Bangalore, India.

Elgin has deep expertise and exposure in Manual Physiotherapy that sets him apart over and above the traditional physiotherapy techniques. He has thus confirmed to hundreds of his clients that his best tool so far to help them recover out of their health hassles are indeed his hands, those which promise a healing touch! Manual therapy treatment that he specialises involves but not limited to:

 Rehabilitation for all musculoskeletal conditions like disc herniation, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis of spine, osteoarthritis of knee, frozen shoulder, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, ankylosing spondylitis
 Sports injuries condition include knee injuries (ACL, PCL, menisci tear), pain along the shin bone, rotator cuff injuries, fractures and dislocations
 Antenatal and postnatal care to address low back pain, muscle cramps and bladder control problems
 Clinical reasoning and guidance for prevention of musculoskeletal disorder which includes body conditioning and certain exercise method on a regular basis

In his experience, Elgin has addressed and solved critical musculoskeletal and sports injury conditions for nearly 400-500 patients, covering about 100-150 different scenarios. His ability to seamlessly understand the biomechanics and human physiology has won him the praises of his clients and contemporaries.

Elgin has been an active participant on many physiotherapy conferences, manual therapy techniques seminars and marathons providing his valuable expertise and strengthening his exposure in Manual therapy field. To augment his skills further, he is currently pursuing his Masters in Physiotherapy (MPT) to bring in much focus on musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries.

Elgin is a trained martial arts professional in karate and fitness conscious individual. Add to this, he is an avid barefoot runner thereby exhibiting confidence and assurance to his clients by reinforcing the fact that – Human body in itself has the power to heal and, when enabling through exercise and manual therapy those hardened pain points in our body that indeed are a result of being under-utilized or misaligned due to lack of exercises, prolonged stress, injuries and alike, one can completely recover from any critical condition.

Elgin believes that the key essence towards recovery and total restoration is reaching and eliminating the root of any symptom – His mantra remains “Treat the cause, not the symptom.”

SwapnaSwapna KrishnaKumar Physiotherapist

Swapna holds a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy (2016) with specialization in Orthopedics, from University of Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. She worked with Paragon Rehabilitation an acute care management set up in Indiana, USA until April 2017. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and holds a current active USA PT license.

After completing her undergrad in Physical Therapy from DCMS college of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India; Swapna was keen on pursuing her Master’s degree in the USA. She went to San Jose City College in San Jose, California where she completed the required credits for appearing for National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). While studying she worked as a Physical Therapy intern at Evergreen Physical Therapy clinic in San Jose, California. Swapna has also worked in Orthocare Physiotherapy clinic, Mumbai ,India for two and half years.

She has treated patients of all age groups with a variety of conditions and her area of concentration is more on adult and geriatric rehabilitation. She has a vast experience in treating patients suffering with ailments of cervical/lumbar spine, frozen shoulders/rotator cuff injuries, fractures, joint replacements of (hip/ knee/shoulder), ligament injuries, Upper limb/lower limb amputation. She has extensive experience in treating patients suffering with various neurological conditions like Stroke, Cerebellar ataxia, Guillain Barre’ syndrome, Parkinson’s, Spinal cord injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Bell’s palsy etc.

Swapna incorporates evidence based practice in her treatment therefore is always keen on upgrading her knowledge and skills through continuing education. She practices manual therapy including Mulligan ,MET (Muscle energy techniques), Myo fascical releases, Dry needling, Kinesio Taping. Swapna is actively involved in playing badminton, tennis, and rock climbing. She also practices yoga regularly. Her mantra of life – Be the master of your mind, develop a positive outlook, and never give up. This will help in combating any problem in health as well as in life.

VarshaSrevarsha Physiotherapist

Srevarsha graduated from Father Muller Medical College Mangalore, under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Bangalore, India in 2015 with a degree of bachelors in physiotherapy (BPT), joined Dr.Mohanty’s Manual Therapy and pain clinic associated with Mangalore Health Care Centre, gaining hands on experience and expertise in dealing with outpatients and inpatients as a clinical Physiotherapist for 3 years.

Varsha has treated patients of all age groups with a variety of conditions and with a wide exposure towards musculoskeletal & sports, neurological, cardiorespiratory and Intensive care cases including ventilated patients, being a part of a multidisciplinary team, with emphasis on identifying the unique needs and strength of every patient to provide the best possible care.She has also been the Physiotherapist for Mysore Zonal Badminton Championship in South India.

Being a certified Manual Therapist and an active member of Manual Therapy Foundation of India as well as Dynamic Taping Institute(Australia),practices and has deep expertise in peripheral spinal and visceral mobilisations and soft tissue techniques like MET, PRT, MFR, neural tissue mobilisations, Cranio-sacral therapy, Dynamic Tatoo taping and Kinesiotaping, to provide the best results.

Varsha believes that if we clear our mind of CAN’T and strive for progress not perfection, then nothing is impossible.