This course will equip you with an in-depth understanding of pain physiology, pain management and active rehab using the bio-psycho social model for a truly holistic approach. You will get an understanding of the most common pathologies and injuries you may encounter amongst your clients, as well as the practical skills to be able to assist their medical practitioner with active rehab and pain management.

We will cover

  • Pain physiology (how does pain occur) and pain management.
  • The difference between Acute and Chronic pain.
  • How to support clients in chronic pain using the bio-psycho social model.
  • Common spinal pathologies
  • Spine condition contraindications and active rehab exercises.
  • Common postural deviations and when posture does and does not matter
  • How to address a variety of common injuries and conditions such as shoulder impingement, knee and hip replacements, neck tension, tennis elbow with active rehab exercises.
  • How to support and train clients with neurological disorders such as Parkinsons, Stroke rehab and fibromyalgia.
  • How to apply and use Kenesiotape to aid in our client’s proprioception, movement and posture.


Practical session/case study – Internally assessed.


Must be in the health and fitness industry or have done an accredited anatomy course.


Heba Abdel Gawad

Heba is the CoFounder of .body//HACK: Fitness Education along with her husband Yousef. She is a Z-Health Master Trainer, Creator of the NeuroPilates method, Personal Training and Pilates Tutor and Assessor, and the Winner of the Women’s Health Next Fitness Star Competition 2014.

She is also a two-time former Olympic athlete having competed as a synchronised swimmer at the Sydney and Athens Olympic Games, with an international career as a competitor spanning over sixteen years. Heba went to the UK in 2004 to study Sports Science, did her Pilates Certifications with various schools, did her Z-Health master training and functional neurology in the States and is now doing an MC in Osteopathy. She teaches Pilates certifications, Anatomy and Physiology and various educational workshops on the Nervous System, Breathing, and Visual Training for Sports and Athletic Conditioning.She focuses her work on maximising people’s athletic potential as well as corrective exercise for injury rehabilitation. She has a strong applied interest on the body’s nervous system and neuroscience and how it can be used to improve performance and help alleviate pain.

  • Duration

    3 days

  • Dates

    24,25,26 June 2021

  • Time

    9 AM - 4 PM

  • Price

    AED 2242

  • Where

    Dubai (TBC)