The UAE’s first CARF-accredited Comprehensive
Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital

Rehabilitation Staff – Al Ain

Deborah Pierce Senior Physiotherapist & Team Leader – Al Ain

Deborah is a Senior Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare. Deborah obtained a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand in 2004. She has spent over seven years in various acute care settings. Deborah has spent the last three years in the UAE as the team leader for critical care, acute neurology/neurosurgery, stroke and medical units within a JCIA (Joint Commission International Accreditation) accredited hospital.

Nadine Angela De Clercq Rehabilitation Team Leader – Al Ain

Nadine is the Rehabilitation Team Leader at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She was conferred with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Ghent in Belgium in 1996 with national recognition for her thesis. Her early career was spent developing her skills as a Chartered Physiotherapist, becoming involved in Rehabilitation, General Practice, Sports injury and Geriatric care. She began to specialize in the treatment of people with a neuro-disability in a clinical care setting in the late ‘90s and her work in disability led to the introduction of the Bobath concept to the centre, qualifying as a Bobath Assistant Tutor in 2011 and specializing in Gait Analysis Practitioner in 2013. She became the Head of the Physical Therapy Department in a tertiary referral hospital in Dammam, KSA in 2012 where she introduced many new initiatives and work practices. She strongly advocated for combined pathways of care in the interest of the patient, which helped the growth and recognition of the department with specialized care pathways.

Azaria Linde Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Azaria is a Home Health Care Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She qualified in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of the Free State in South Africa. Prior to joining Amana, Azaria worked as a Physiotherapist for over 11 years in hospitals and in private Physiotherapy practice in South Africa.

Tanya Simon Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Tanya is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. Tanya graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Western Cape in South Africa. Tanya has worked as a Physiotherapist in South Africa for over 7 years where she gained most of her experience treating patients in the community, school and hospital inpatient and outpatient settings. Prior to joining Amana, she was a Senior Physiotherapist in a non-profit organization providing services to under-privileged and under-serviced areas in South Africa.

Rosana Tecson Pelayo Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Rosanna is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare. Rosanna obtained a BSc in Physical Therapy from Nueva Ecija Colleges, Philippines. Rosanna has worked in the Philippines and Middle East since graduating, specializing in neurology and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

Geraldine Cunanan Respiratory Therapist – Al Ain

Geraldine is a Respiratory Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. Geraldine graduated in 2013 with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy from UPH – Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University, in the Philippines. Prior to joining Amana, she was working as Respiratory Therapist in a private tertiary hospital in the Philippines.

Ruairi O’Broin Senior Therapist – Al Ain

Ruairi is a Senior Therapist at Amana Healthcare, Al Ain. He obtained his BSc degree in Occupational Therapy from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 2007. Ruairi has over seven years of extensive experience as an Occupational Therapist specializing in Neuro, Stroke and General Rehabilitation in several hospitals in Ireland prior to working at Amana Healthcare.

Rosario Amurao Dietitian – Al Ain

Rosario is a Dietitian at Amana Healthcare. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1992 from the University of the Assumption in the Philippines. Rosario worked as a Dietitian in the Philippines and in the Middle East. Prior to joining Amana, she was a Dietitian for 9 years in a JCIA accredited government hospital in Al Ain.

Erwin Laurel Respiratory Therapist – Al Ain

Erwin is a Respiratory Therapist for our Al Ain facility. He qualified in 1998 with a degree in B.S. Respiratory Therapy from Emilio Aguinaldo College, Philippines. He has 12 years experience, 4 years of which was in government hospitals in KSA.

Emily Chakanyuka Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Emily is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She qualified in 2009 with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to joining Amana, Emily worked as a Physiotherapist for 5 years in several hospitals in South Africa.

Aileen Caluen Gervacio Physiotherapist – Al Ain

Aileen Caluen Gervacio is a Physiotherapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. Aileen qualified in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Far Eastern University in the Philippines. Aileen has an extensive experience as a Physiotherapist having spent the last 12 years as a Physiotherapist in a private rehabilitation hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Lemuel Siman Respiratory Therapist – Al Ain

Lemuel is a Respiratory Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. He graduated in 2010 with a BSc. degree in Respiratory Therapy from UPH – Dr. Jose G. Tamayo Medical University in the Philippines. Lemuel has over 5 years experience as a Respiratory Technician where the last 3 years was in one of the largest medical complex in Saudi Arabia.

Leandri Pretorius Occupational Therapist – Al Ain

Leandri is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy in 2012 from University of Pretoria in South Africa. Prior to joining Amana, Leandri worked as an Occupational Therapist in a government hospital and in a private Occupational Therapy practice in South Africa.

Sharne Botes Occupational Therapist – Al Ain

Sharne is an Occupational Therapist at Amana Healthcare – Al Ain. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy in 2005 from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa followed by a Master of Early Childhood Intervention from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2014. Sharne was a Senior Occupational Therapist in a Government hospital in South Africa for 12 years prior to joining Amana Healthcare. Sharne has great passion for rehabilitation, including vocation and social reintegration for adult and pediatric patients.