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HealthBay Orthopaedics & Physiotherapy Centre

John Baker


Specialized Care

John Baker is an ex-professional football player, turned physiotherapist who graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in 2007. His career has seen him step up to senior level in the NHS, while also dividing his time working in sport for Rochdale football club and various private practices. He came to Dubai in 2012 and has enjoyed the opportunity of working in both a sports based setting and subsequently a polyclinic. During this time, he has worked very closely with professional golfers, cycling clubs, triathletes, runners and football teams.

John is a reflective practitioner and a big believer in self-development. He furthers his medical skills and knowledge at weekend courses, medical conferences, completing online assignments and seeking peer review. The more complex and challenging cases that John encounters are what really drive his passion towards physiotherapy.

Treatment strategy 

“I have a strong belief that physiotherapy should be uniquely tailored and targeted to the patient’s individual profile and journey, whilst be underpinned by evidence-based practice, good education, goal setting and a focus on long-term solutions to the problem.  A good up to date critical understanding of the latest literature and being able to apply the science of the data within the context of the person in front of you is absolutely essential in modern day healthcare”.

Special interests

  • People who suffer from persistent and complex pain disorders
  • Shoulder pain (including sporting shoulders)
  • Spinal pain (neck and back)
  • Sports medicine physiotherapy