The General consent form is a mandotary document to be signed the first time you visit UPANDRUNNING as a new patient. The contects of this form are as below-> GENERAL CONSENT TO TREATMENT Thank you for choosing UPANRUNNING Integrated Sports Medical Center for your medical needs and treatment purposes. Please read through our terms and conditions of services, followed by your Rights and Responsibilities. This is in accordance with the UAE Laws and Regulations. TREATMENT MODALITIES This is to allow our facility to render medical care, treatment and agree to accept services which may diagnose and treat your medical condition. I understand that these services will be provided to me by Physicians, Nurses, Physiotherapists and other health care providers. I understand that my agreement to accept these services is called a “General Consent” and that includes any routine treatment(s) or procedure(s) such as physical examination, blood extraction, administration of medication, use of local anaesthesia, referring patients for diagnostic procedures such as x-rays, MRI’S, ultrasounds, and other non-invasive procedures such as shockwave Therapy. PRP injections, intra-articular injections, dry needling, physiotherapy and rehabilitation and others. I understand that some of the healthcare providers may be trainees under the supervision of the professional clinicians. They may participate or be involved in my treatment and I consent to such a role. I do acknowledge that informed consents may be needed for other detailed diagnostic tests and surgical procedures. I understand that the results of my medical treatments and surgical procedures cannot not be adequately predicted. Our facility or the attending medical team cannot guarantee or confirm a conclusive outcome for your treatment. I understand that my consent to accept these services will remain in effect unless I otherwise say, “I no longer need these services” or until my treatment is completed. I grant permission for my medical file to be used for clinical research with the understanding that my identity shall remain confidential. I accept full responsibility for my personal belongings, including dentures, jewelry, eyeglasses, money and all other valuables. I have been informed about patient’s rights and responsibilities. Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Release of Medical Information On completion of this form you are authorizing UPANDRUNNING to release necessary information about you to third parties. This will include, insurance companies as well as other healthcare providers, laboratories and radiology centers etc. Financial agreement We are not currently a Direct Billing Medical Center, therefore patients must pay for their treatment and we will do our best to help you with the reimbursement of your medical costs. For certain procedures we will contact your insurance provider first to seek approval of coverage before we go ahead. Or you may decide to self-pay or claim from your sponsor company. However, the patient has the overall responsibility to cover the costs, including any outstanding amount if the insurance company makes a partial payment. I have read all the above information and I agree to UPANDRUNNING’s Terms and conditions including my Rights and Responsibilities.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has identified 14 districts across the Emirate. Each of these districts contains a number of communities, as shown on the below image. This new system is being rolled-out across Dubai in the build-up to Expo 2020 and will complement Makani geo-address numbers to provide an effective means of identifying your location. To align with these systems, we ask you to select your residential district on our contact form and we include the Makani number of our clinics in the address details at the bottom of the page. For more information, please read these articles from Gulf News and Khaleej Times.
Some patients will receive a home exercise program from their clinician. Others will complete their rehabilitation and continue with everyday activities. If you are unsure how your rehabiliation is going post-visit please contact the clinic to schedule a review consultation.
We kindly ask that you make a booking for our Pilates classes. There is a maximum number of participants depending on which class you are attending, in order for each individual to gain the maximum benefit of attention from one of our Pilates specialists. You may pre-book a package of classes in order to save a slot, or if you prefer you can book them individually.
We have the most advanced ultrasound machines on site set up specifically for our specialist sports medicine doctors to perform dynamic musculoskeletal scanning. Should your doctor decide you need an XRAY or MRI they will provide you with the necessary documents for referral. We have preferred providers that we work closely with to make sure we get the best imaging in the optimal time scale, hence we have a few preferred providers that we work with and liaise with to avoid unnecessary delay. The center may also vary depending on your insurance policy in hope to encourage direct billing where we can. If the imaging is an emergency then we may access emergency appointments through pay and claim rather than direct billing.
Yes, we do treat children and babies. At the time of booking, please give as much detail as possible about the injury or condition. Kindly state their age, so that our team can allocate the best possible clinician for your child.
Yes, we provide discounted packages for some of our services. These include sports massage, Pilates classes, strength & conditioning sessions and personal training sessions. We do not provide packages for physiotherapy sessions.
Generally, treatment does not hurt but sometimes it may be painful. For example, initial stretches and exercises may cause slight discomfort, primarily due to the fact that the body may not be used to such movements. As the body adjusts and adapts, these movements may become easier and pain usually eases with ongoing treatment. Sometimes clinicians have to be more aggressive in their treatment in order to maximise your recovery, but they take great care not to cause unnecessary pain. During your treatment, please feedback to the clinician to make sure your level of discomfort is within an acceptable range.
While sports massage can help with injury and recovery it is advised that you first have an appointment with one of our sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists or osteopaths in order to assesses/diagnose your injury.
Your initial session would normally be an hour to account for the time taken to gain your medical history if you have not already seen one our doctors. Thereafter, physiotherapy sessions usually last up to 45 minutes but this depends on the nature of the condition. Some patients benefit from a longer session, which will be discussed and decided with your clinician.
This will depend on the complexity of your case and speed of recovery. The number of sessions required will be decided by your doctor and other clinicians. Each individual treatment course is tailored to the patient and each case is different. However, during your initial doctor’s consultation, you will be provided with a referral letter that states the evidence-based recommendation of number of sessions.
Due to increasing demand and our extensive list of patients on a holding list waiting to get in to see us, should you fail to attend without cancelling within a reasonable time, then we shall automatically apply a cancellation charge of 100 AED. Should you call to inform us of your inability to attend with good reason and give us enough time to fill this empty slot with other patients then we can waver this fee. The fee will otherwise apply for any cancellations within 24 hours. Should you fail to attend your appointment without cancelling then you will be charged 200 AED for a complete no show. If you arrive late then you will be treated for the rest of the duration of your session but be charged the full amount.
Yes, all of our clinics have sufficient parking directly outside the clinic premises. Should our designated spaces be full at our Sports and Wellness branches, there is adequate parking on the side streets of the villas. Our Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE) branch has a large parking area outside the main clubhouse. After parking at our JGE branch, one of the dedicated golf buggies will collect you from the buggy valet area outside the clubhouse to take you to the European Tour Performance Institute (ETPI) where UPANDRUNNING is located, just a short, few minutes ride away. If it is your first time at our JGE branch, you can enter the main clubhouse using the right side entrance where the reception staff will direct you to the right place.
We are open every day apart from Friday. Sunday/Monday we are open 07:00 – 20:30, Tuesday/Wednesday we are open 07:00 – 20:00, Thursday we are open 07:00 – 18:15 and Saturday we are open 08:30 – 17:30. We are closed for some public holidays – please check with reception for specific dates.
Please bring any relevant documents, referral letters and/or discs and present to reception on arrival so that they can take copies for your file and upload any images in time for your consultation. Depending on your complaint, you may be asked to undress to expose the area or examine related areas such as your posture or back. You may also be asked to step into the gym to assess your gait or movement patterns. Hence ideally bring some shorts and a vest/sports bra if you can, but we can provide spare shorts if you need them.
You will be greeted by reception who will ask to take your registration details along with a copy of your Emirates ID and Insurance card if applicable. Your clinician will take a full history and undergo an initial assessment. If seeing a doctor for the first time this could involve an ultrasound of the affected area. You will be given a treatment plan, which may include being referred to one of our clinicians for physiotherapy, osteopathy or other such treatment. You will be provided with a preapproval letter (or in some cases sent it after the session) to submit, however you can usually start the treatments before the preapproval is agreed as long as your letter is dated on or before the same day as the treatment session. We currently operate on a pay and claim basis so you will conclude your visit by paying upfront and then claim this back from your insurance by submitting the documentation we provide. Some companies accept a picture uploaded of the detailed invoice, others need a detailed report. Again please check with your insurance and contact us if you need anything additional.
We endeavour to see patients within 24 hours, however, if an appointment isn’t available within your preferred time frame we will add you to our holding list and our team will contact as soon as an appointment becomes available.
Not necessarily but it usually recommended that you see a doctor first to ensure you are getting the best course of treatment for your condition. If you book straight in with one of our other clinicians they will provide the best possible treatment and refer back to our medical team if necessary. Certain insurance companies allow up to 5 physiotherapy sessions and a few allow a limited number of complementary and alternative medicine (CAMs) sessions (e.g. osteopathy and chiropractic) without a doctor seeing you first. However, should you not improve then your insurance company will insist on a doctor’s referral for ongoing treatment. Please make sure you check your insurance policy before you see the practitioner to avoid issues should your policy not cover certain treatments.
If you haven’t already seen a doctor then we suggest you see one of our specialists. Our sports medicine specialists are keen to see initial presentations in hope to determine a diagnosis, arrange the necessary investigations and refer on to the appropriate clinicians or specialists in house to ensure a smooth patient journey. Often we work as a team and complement treatments between practitioners depending on responses and the needs. We also work closely with a large compliment of global specialists for the more complicated cases.
Most health insurance providers require a claim form for each individual session, so that they can cross check the consultation with the payment date. Please check what your provider requires before proceeding with a booking.
Yes, we provide insurance claim forms for most health insurance providers, so you do not need to bring your own.
Most health insurance providers require a signed and stamped insurance claim form. Your clinician will complete this for you during your consultation. Your provider will also need the receipt to show proof of payment for your session, which our reception will provide once you have paid at the start or end of your session. Should your provider require more information, please let reception or the clinician know and we will endeavor to provide what we can in order for you to have a smooth reimbursement process.
To receive treatment at our clinic you do not need to present a referral letter. However, if you are using insurance, you may need a GP referral before your insurance company will cover the costs of your treatment. This is normally dependent upon your individual policy, therefore you will need to check with your provider what you are covered for prior to proceeding with a booking. You can see one of our doctors first for your initial assessment, who can then provide you with this referral letter. Otherwise, if you prefer to use your personal doctor, you can obtain a referral letter and then continue your treatment with us. Even if you are not using insurance, it is normally recommended to see one of our doctors first so that they can discuss with you the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
We are a pay and claim clinic, therefore at this stage we do not currently offer direct billing. We are in the process of changing this procedure so that we can offer direct billing to our patients for most health insurance providers. Please check here for updates, regarding when this is expected to take place.
Health insurers can only pay a benefit when the service provided is intended to address or improve a specific health or medical condition as part of a chronic disease or health management program. In most cases they do not include pilates within this description but please check with your provider for your specific policy detail.
We can assist with completion of your health insurance claim forms, but please note we do not have any direct billing arrangements with any insurance providers. Please talk to your private health fund prior to your treatment so that you are fully aware of your entitlements, restriction and any out-of-pocket expenses.
Payment is required at the completion of each individual treatment. We accept payment by cash, major credit cards and cheques.