Meet Our Team

Jennifer Makin Sports Therapist
Jennifer Makin
                   
Sports Therapist
Jennifer Makin
Bsc (Hons)

Jennifer graduated from Salford University, Manchester and has over 7 years experience working in a private practice carrying out assessments on musculoskeletal injuries. She has worked extensively in semi-professional football providing pre/post event massage, rehab plans & pitch side management. Her experience extends to supporting UK athletic teams with pre-habilitation and sports massage therapy. Her special interests include Sports injuries and Musculoskeletal conditions. Her approach is to provide the Patient with information and advice on how they can utilize their movement better to enable them to become more functional for activities of daily living and/or in the sporting environment.

Justin Walsh UPANRUNNING dubai
Justin Walsh
                   
Sports Massage Therapist & Strength & Conditioning Coach
Justin Walsh
BSc (Hons) Exercise and Sport Science

Born and raised in Dubai, Justin and has always been actively involved in both competitive and recreational sports. As an athlete participating in a range of sports, and with a few injuries as proof, Justin realized his passion for helping others get back to their previous level of activity, and feel good about it! While completing his degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Exeter in the UK he worked alongside the Exeter Chiefs RFC as a Strength and conditioning coach as well as a sport scientist, implementing exercise intensity domains for their field based training. Justin holds further qualifications in various soft tissue techniques (Massage, Trigger-point therapy, IASTM), which he uses in cohesion with his strength and conditioning work. He is experienced in working with a clientele of all ages, including post-surgical, chronic/overuse injury patients to professional athletes in both a performance and clinical setting.

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Katherine Taylor dubai upandrunning
Katherine Taylor
                   
Senior Nurse, Leadership and Management in Healthcare
Katherine Taylor
GDipHsc

Katherine is an Advanced Senior Nurse whose specialities include, Leadership and Management in Healthcare, Teaching in Healthcare, Community Nursing and more. Before heading out to Dubai, Katherine was a Community Matron for 8 years in the UK managing virtual wards in the community and studying as a Nurse Practitioner before moving to the UAE. Katherine joined the Medical team at Up and Running Sports Medicine clinic as a Senior Nurse. She is the Lead in First Aid teaching and has been assessed and approved by DCAS and First Aid international as an approved Instructor to teach First Aid in Dubai as well as internationally. Katherine has worked for more than 20 years in healthcare, and during that time has carried out actual first Aid on clients in hospitals, the community, in different countries, during sporting events and more. She is an Advanced First Aider including Pediatrics and is a highly praised instructor to clinical and non-clinical students.

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Kristine Marie Galvez
                   
Registered Nurse
Kristine Marie Galvez

Over 7 years’ experience in the middle east with an exemplary record in health care services.