Denise Galvin

Denise is the latest addition to our team bringing more than 20 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. Trained in Dublin, Denise has practiced in South East Asia, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe and has led physiotherapy services for multiple sports teams in soccer, tennis, Gaelic football as well as theatre groups and professional dancers. 

Denise is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist whose main area of specialty is orthopaedics with focused emphasis on treating sports injuries and post-operative rehabilitation. She has worked in outpatient setting mainly for the past 15 years, prior to the inpatient and outpatient settings.


Denise is also a trained Dry Needling Practitioner. Denise is an experienced diagnostic expert with a personalized approach to therapy.


She favors a holistic view when evaluating injury and therapeutic options. 

Denise’s specialities include:  

  •  Sports Injury treatment and prevention

  •  Dry Needling (Certified Dry Needling Practitioner)

  •  Kinesiology Taping and Sports taping

  •  Sports massage (level 2 ITEC certified)

  •  Post-op rehabilitation

  •  Exercise Therapy and Instructing (including post pregnancy advice) 

Professional Memberships (National and International):

  • Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)

  • Allied Health Professions Council - Ministry of Health of Singapore (AHPC)

What Denise's patients have to say...

"As soon as I suffered a trapped nerve, my colleague (a keen equestrienne) immediately recommended Perfect Balance for physio. Over the next few weeks, Denise carried out constant assessments, ongoing diagnoses and individualised treatment which helped me avoid surgery (thank goodness!) and got me better in good order. The Perfect Balance team are experienced and highly skilled, with a holistic approach. They work with a variety of clients in Abu Dhabi, including sports-related injuries as was mine. Denise also advised me on office ergonomics, to sort out my everyday posture, which I think is making a difference for the better.''

- Ashok Talukdar

"I have been visited the perfect Balance Rehabilitation with the physiotherapist Ms. Denise she is perfect and excellent. I had I problem in my shoulder like dislocation on it and she was perfectly did the session for me and send me the videos that was helping me do the practice at home so. She is very kind and always answering all the inquiries and question at any time thank you denise I feel much better now. Also the center is very professional and have a pelates session that helped us as well. I would highly recommend this center"

- Amani Shaath

"I highly recommend Perfect Balance. I was suffering neck head and shoulder pain for two years and went for Denise (Physio) and had great results. She got to the bottom of the problem. She is professional, kind helpful. I Also went for their rehab pilates with Kia. My whole experience with perfect balance was wonderful."

Farah El radi

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