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

  • Manual Therapy

  • Mobilisation and manipulation (joint /soft tissue)

  • Acupuncture

  • Dry needling

  • Exercise prescription

  • 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."

- Veronique



"When I first saw Kia, my shoulder was stiff and painful. I had tried seeing a chiropractor and two other physios but saw no improvement. After just 4 sessions, my shoulder was so much better. I am completely confident in Kia’s knowledge, skills and ability and I would highly recommend Kia as a physiotherapist."

- Keren



"Kia is kind, professional, and listens well to your history and the complaints you have. She aims to find out what might be the cause of your problems together with you and is passionate to help you to get better.
She provides real individual care, combining history with examination and new input throughout the therapy to create a dynamic individual program for recovery: in my case combining rehabilitation exercises, dry
needling, acupuncture and deep tissue massage. She is keen on hygiene, also considering the needles. She thinks with you on how to gradually implement the exercises into your daily life so that it is easy to
continue practicing. I am very confident in Kia’s knowledge and skills and was really happy she took so much time to explain what she was doing and answer all of the questions I had. Since I was having back and
shoulder issues I was gladly surprised she even took the extra time to find me a good place to buy a new mattress :) My pain has reduced loads and I am able to do everything with my shoulders again. Thank you Kia!" 
- Caecilia Verlinden


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