Primrose Phillips

Primrose is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest in Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation. She has always had an interest in the Human Body and how it functions since obtaining her BSc in Anatomical Science from the University of Bristol. She then built on this knowledge of anatomy by obtaining an MSc in Physiotherapy from Kings College London in 2012.


Throughout her career Primrose has been involved with assisting Rugby Clubs both pitch side and in the clinic. She has worked with London Cornish RFC for 3 years and upon moving to Abu Dhabi has worked with both the Abu Dhabi Saracens and Harlequins.In 2014 Primrose was selected to assist the head Physiotherapist at the Mubadala Tennis championships providing Physiotherapy to both players and staff.Primrose is married and a mother of one daughter and loves to spend most of her spare time outdoors- camping, scuba diving, fishing, kite surfing and generally being active (preferably in or near to water!).


Primrose’s specialities include:  

  •  Sports Injury treatment and prevention

  •  Dry Needling (Certified Dry Needling Practitioner)

  •  Acupuncture (certified foundation level acupuncture)

  •  Kinesiology Taping and Sports taping

  •  Sports massage (level 2 ITEC certified)

  •  High Velocity Low Amplitude Thrust techniques (HVLTT level 1)

  •  Exercise Therapy and Instructing (including post pregnancy advice) 

  •  Women’s health physiotherapy of pelvic pain, incontinence, pain management

  • Advanced Office Ergonomics Specialist (AOEAS)

Professional Memberships (National and International):

  •  Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD)

  •  Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK (CSP)

Before leaving the UK, Primrose worked for 2 years in the NHS at the Whittington Hospital, North London; gaining experience in musculoskeletal outpatients, orthopaedics and respiratory care (post- surgical and intensive care).

Having relocated to Abu Dhabi in 2014, Primrose worked at Healthpoint Hospital where she specialised in lower limb injuries, predominantly treating post-operative knee surgeries. In 2015 she joined Bounceback Physiotherapy where she honed her skills in the assessment and management of a variety of conditions including sports injuries, pregnancy related pain and postural issues using a number of different adjuncts including acupuncture, dry needling and manual therapy.

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"Primrose’s interventions saved me from having to go through back surgery. I couldn’t be happier!" - Roma Swanepoel

"After fracturing my fibula in the UK in July, I returned to Abu Dhabi the moment I could get the cast off and get my leg into a below the knee boot! It was massive progress, but fear had overridden everything I knew before the injury. I couldn’t even remember how to walk! I visited Perfect Balance 3 days after returning to the UAE and met Prim. Quite literally the best decision I made in the latter part of 2018. On my initial visit, Prim listened to me and my fears, pains and worries about the injury - the break was a little complicated. But, slowly, slowly she developed the strength in my leg, she built my confidence and supported me in more ways than I ever thought possible. Prim gave me her time, she connected on a personal level and was always available at the end of the phone if I was worried, checking in to see if I was okay, even though I was at PB every other day at the beginning. She went above and beyond on every visit, giving me her time and support, as well as some homework! I felt really secure with her as I was able to see and feel progress, no matter how small, very early on. She explained everything in absolute detail, giving me the reasons behind exercises, stretches and needling. She also made sure I knew where I needed to get to in terms of rehab and what was realistic. Without her guidance and support, I wouldn’t be back training at full strength less than 6 months on. Truthfully, the PB team are lovely, the clinic is in an easily-accesible place on the edge of Reem and Basheer is the loveliest man who comes to valet park your car for you - this was something monumental for me when I was first going and starting to increase my walking. If you are injured, recovering from an injury or in need of some guidance, I highly recommend visiting Perfect Balance. You won’t be disappointed!" - ​Emily Louise

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