Kia Sofia Turner
Kia is a well-rounded musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She qualified from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009 with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy. Kia spent the last 9 years working in orthopedics, neurological rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and women’s health. She has experience in pelvic floor assessment and coaching, using real-time ultrasound as biofeedback in combination with Pilates exercises. She has completed two advanced Pelvic Obstetrics and Gynaecological Physiotherapy (POGP) workshops for the management of MSK conditions and incontinence in the post-natal population.
Kia holds an Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI) class instructor qualification. She has experience teaching regular Pilates and pre-natal Pilates both in the hospital and studio setting. Kia is also an Advanced Personal Trainer and has prior experience as a personal trainer in Wapping, East London. Kia came to the UAE in 2015. Prior to Perfect Balance, Kia worked in a major private hospital and was instrumental in the opening of a women’s health clinic within the department. Kia is influenced by some of the great names in physiotherapy today and loves to listen to podcasts, read the literature, and attend courses to stay up to date.
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)
A Chartered Physiotherapist, Kia’s main areas of interest within physiotherapy are:
Women’s Health physiotherapy of pelvic pain, incontinence, pain management
Sports Injury treatment and prevention
Mobilisation and manipulation (joint /soft tissue)
Rehabilitation Pilates for the clinical population
What Kia's patients have to say...
"I cannot thank Kia enough for all her help with my back pain. Without her help I would not have been able to get back to my exercise routine. Kia is professional and very passionate about what she does, and this reflects in her concern for her patients. She is skilful in acupuncture which really helped manage my pain. As well as treating the symptoms, Kia also addressed the underlying problem and gave me a detailed plan to prevent it happening again."