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At UPANDRUNNING we are the pioneers of multidisciplinary Sports Medicine, the first Sports Medicine Clinic to open in the UAE providing high quality, ethical healthcare for all. Our passionate team of award- winning, international specialists are dedicated to improving the health, fitness and wellbeing of our local community and to ensuring the best and most efficient patient journey through our fully integrated approach to care.

Established in 2010, with a proud history spanning over 12 years, UPANDRUNNING has established itself as a trusted institution, an officially accredited clinic of the European Tour, and a center for excellence and professionalism.


At the hearth of our ethos is ethical medicine, from the initial diagnosis through to the creation of bespoke rehabilitation programs, UPANDRUNNING always starts conservatively and methodically step-up treatment options to intervention or even surgery accordingly. We take time to understand our patient’s lifestyle goals, addressing the root of the problem. Individual rehabilitation programs and specifically tailored treatments result in quicker resolution of sports injuries and musculoskeletal complaints.
At UPANDRUNNING we treat over 40,000 patients per year from our state-of-the-art clinics in Jumeirah, DIFC and Emirates Golf Club. We have a diverse team of specialist practitioners, of elite-level professional experience, that work together closely to cover all aspects of sports medicine, family medicine, rehabilitation services, high-performance training, and education. We are renowned for being a ‘go to’ clinic for second and third opinions in the diagnosis of complex cases.
Our team of Sports and Family Medicine doctors, together with our physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrist, orthotist, nutritionist, and sports performance experts collaborate to diagnose, rehabilitate and optimize athletic performance, focusing on injury prevention, biomechanical analysis, and enhancing athletic abilities.




At UPANDRUNNING, the 'TREAT' aspect is centered on delivering comprehensive athletes and individuals with sports-related injuries or other musculoskeletal ailments. Our team employs evidence- based treatment methods and advanced medical technologies to address a wide range of sports injuries and musculoskeletal issues. Whether it's a sprain, strain, fracture, or overuse injury, we prioritize accurate diagnoses and tailor treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient. Through a combination of rehabilitation exercises, physical therapies, and minimally invasive procedures, we aim to alleviate pain, promote healing, and restore optimal function to help athletes get back to the activities they love with confidence and strength. We also specialize in Women’s Health Physio and Osteo catering specifically to the unique needs and well-being of women at every stage of life. We understand the importance of addressing women's health concerns and offer a compassionate and supportive approach to address various issues, including pelvic floor dysfunction, pre and postnatal care, menopause-related discomfort, and musculoskeletal conditions specific to women.


  • Sports Medicine
  • Chiropractic
  • Pediatric Physio
  • Family Medicine
  • Interventional
    Injection Therapy
  • Orthotics, Braces &
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports & General
  • Manual Lymphatic
  • Osteopathy
  • Women’s Health
    Physio & Osteo
  • Sports Massage


In the 'TRAIN' aspect of UPANDRUNNING, we take a proactive approach to enhance athletes' performance and prevent injuries. We work closely with athletes of all levels to develop personalized training programs tailored to their specific needs and goals. By focusing on strength and conditioning, digital biomechanics and sports-specific performance testing, we aim to optimize athletic abilities and improve overall performance. Through dynamic technology and a pioneering approach, we can continually fine-tune training regimens to ensure progress and maximize potential.


  • Nutrition
    Consultation &
    Testing. Including
    Resting Metabolic
    Rate, Biacorpus &
    Food Intolerance
  • Seasonal Testing
  • Strength &
  • Run Clinic
  • Fitness Performance
    Testing. Including
    VALD Performance
    Technology, Quick
  • Golf Bio-mechanical
  • Cardio Metabolic
    Exercise Testing.
    Including V02 Max
    Testing, Sweat
    Tests, Lactate
  • Bike Fitting


The 'TEACH' aspect of UPANDRUNNING focuses on both empowering athletes with knowledge and education to make informed decisions about their health and well-being and on our wider role within the medical community to be educators on an international stage. Our doctors lecture at worldwide events on Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, sharing their expertise with regards to ultrasound scanning, injury prevention and MSK conditions. Our clinicians are involved in local and corporate events on a regular basis to promote wellness and health across the region.


  • Corporate Health
    & Wellness
  • Concussion
  • School Health &
  • Corporate
    Webinars &
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Events, Workshops & Conferences
  • Athletic Screening
  • Partnerships &


At UPANDRUNNING, triage is an essential component of our patient care process. Triage is of the utmost importance for UPANDRUNNING when we are working pitch-side at a sporting event. As athletes engage in high-intensity activities, the risk of injuries increases, making immediate and accurate assessment crucial for prompt and appropriate care. Effective triage helps us to optimize resources and streamline medical interventions, enabling our clinicians to address multiple injuries efficiently and allocate medical personnel accordingly. By employing a thorough triage system, we can ensure that each athlete receives prompt and appropriate care, optimizing the chances of a successful recovery and return to peak performance.

UPANDRUNNING have been prevalent in the UAE for over 12 years and as such have developed a strong network of global specialists, offering truly multidisciplinary case management. Our approach is fully integrated, we incorporate expertise from across our team as well as any external clinicians to ensure the best outcome for our patients by jointly sharing information, findings and experience to allow fully informed decision and rehabilitation pathway.

We can recommend dedicated care providers for triage patients, as well as arrange all necessary imaging and documentation required to make a referral to a specialist in another country. We liaise directly with the referral professional to hand over history, examination, investigation and expectations. We can connect with international medical leaders to secure best outcome in line with our patients’ expectations.


We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to excellence and exceptional care in the field of sports medicine. At UPANDRUNNING, our passion for helping athletes and individuals of all levels achieve their peak performance and optimal health drives everything we do.

Professional Awards – Dr Anna Zickerman

2019 Distinguished Leader, Dubai Health Authority Health Awards, Winner

2018 Emirates Woman, finalist

2014 Fit Award, Health Professional of the year, Category finalist

2013 Most Innovative Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Category Winner

Business Awards – UPANDRUNNING

2023 Sports Professionals Industry Awards, UPANDRUNNING, Best Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Facility, Gold award, Winner

2022 Sports Professionals Industry Awards, UPANDRUNNING, Best Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Facility, Gold award, Winner

2015 MEED Gulf SME Awards: UPANDRUNNING, Finalist

2014 Sports Professionals Industry Awards: UPANDRUNNING, Category Winner


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