Amy founded Perfect Balance in September 2017 to fulfil a lifetime dream of providing the community with a high quality and specialized rehabilitation centre.
Amy has a BSc(Hons) Degree in Physiotherapy from the ‘University of Southampton’ in the UK. Following graduation she spent 2 and a half years working for the National Health Service (NHS) in South London where she gained experience in Orthopedics, Musculoskeletal Outpatients, Neurology, Post surgical and Intensive Care.
Amy is a well experienced ‘Rehabilitation Pilates’ instructor and utilises the foundations of Pilates to drive safe and effective exercise. Amy is competent on the mat and reformer.
Amy has a strong passion for Sports Rehabilitation and spent 2 and a half years working for a ‘Southeast 1 League’ rugby team in London. Continuing her passion for working within sports she also had the opportunity to work with the UAE (Under 16s) Girls Football team, Ferrari World Acrobats, Gaelic Football team in Abu Dhabi and International Tennis Players at Tournaments held in Abu Dhabi. Amy has a diverse knowledge of Pilates and Yoga with substantial experience working with high level Pilates and Yoga Instructors within the UAE.
Her specialities include:
Sports Injury treatment and prevention
Women’s health physiotherapy of pelvic pain, incontinence, pain management
Dry Needling (Certified Dry Needling Practitioner)
Rehabilitation Pilates (STOTT Rehabilitation Pilates Matwork and reformer)
Exercise Therapy and Instructing
Amy has a strong exercise and fitness background, she began fitness instructing through ‘Exercise to Music’, RPM and Bodypump in 2011. Amy is a keen runner, horse-rider and yogi and she uses these plus pilates and the gym to keep herself fit, active and in-tune with her body. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key to Amy.
Professional Memberships (National and International):
Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
Healthcare Professions Council UK (HCPC)
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK (CSP)
Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy UK (POGP)
In 2012, Amy relocated to Abu Dhabi and spent the initial 2 and a half years specialising in Knee and Sports Injuries rehabilitation with ‘Abu Dhabi Knee and Sports Medicine Centre’ at ‘Healthpoint Hospital’. Amy spent the following 2 years working at ‘Bounceback Physiotherapy Treatment Centre’ in Abu Dhabi and worked hard at developing her assessment and management skills of complex musculoskeletal injuries.
Amy has specialised in ‘Women’s health physiotherapy’ including, management of pelvic pain, pregnancy related musculoskeletal injuries, safe exercise during and after pregnancy and management of incontinence (pregnancy and non-pregnancy related). Amy is qualified using real-time ultrasound and biofeedback to assess and treat the pelvic floor.
"I have been visiting Amy Gilbert's Physiotherapy practice -- Perfect Balance -- for about 2 months for the treatment of muscular and fascial pain in my right leg that had been seriously
impacting my daily life both within my place of work as well as during my hobbies and sporting activities.
I found Amy to be knowledgeable, professional and to have a structured approach to the treatment of my imbalances. Her treatment methods work and show results quickly and reliably.
My leg pain has significantly reduced, and I am much more mobile and comfortable in my everyday life.
We often forget the importance of taking care of ourselves and Amy's no-nonsense approach is non-judgemental, refreshing and actually works!
Thank you so much Amy for improving my quality of life!"
Dr. Katrin Jahn,
Owner and Head Veterinarian at German Veterinary