Introducing Plato Chiropractic Health Clinic, a leader in innovative and international chiropractic treatment
In this article, we interview Dr Wim Kes, Chiropractor and Medical Director at Plato Chiropractic Health Clinic, located in Motor City, Dubai. Gaining success in the Netherlands, Dr Kes decided to open up a location in the UAE. Exclusively at the Plato Chiropractic clinics, you can find the award-winning ‘Kes Method’, a manual treatment method, developed by Dr Kes.
What is the ethos of your clinic?
The mission of Plato Chiropractic Health Clinic is to provide the members of our community with high quality, affordable health care in a comfortable and caring environment. Plato Chiropractic Health Clinic strives to make a positive difference in the health of our patients in need. By providing thoughtful guidance towards achieving each patient’s wellness goals, we hope to empower others with beneficial knowledge about their bodies and well-being. We at Plato Chiropractic Health Clinic make it our mission to facilitate the natural healing powers of the human body. Our goal is to not only alleviate pain, but more importantly, inspire and educate our patients to take an active role in their health.
Every person carries the inborn potential to be truly healthy. Our mission and purpose is to help you activate the innate healing response, the natural ability your body has to heal itself so that you, too, are able to carry out your life’s mission and purpose in abundance.
We desire to correct the cause, not its effect, to free rather than control, to assist rather than intrude. Our approach is a holistic one, whereby we treat the entire person, not just their symptoms. To this end, we will empower you with the knowledge and inspiration needed to choose optimal health solutions for yourself and your family. Our purpose is to perform our work using the highest ethics, integrity and professional standards, never ceasing to improve our services at every level.
Doctors of Chiropractic:
- Integrate evidence, clinical experience, and patient values and preferences
- Deliver expert chiropractic adjustments, manipulation and other manual treatments
- Embody a tradition of caring, effectiveness and patient satisfaction
- Collaborate and coordinate care with other health professionals
- Enhance patient quality of life and performance
- Promote vitality, wellness and patient empowerment
- Improve quality of life without drugs or surgery
- Offer readily accessible care
What conditions, treatments do you specialise in?
The doctors of Plato Chiropractic health Clinic specialize in the diagnosis of back pain, pain between the shoulder blades, neck pain, headache, sciatic pain, sports injuries, pregnancy-related complaints, pediatric problems and other musculoskeletal issues.
What makes you stand out as a clinic?
The founder of Plato is Dr. Wim Kes who was awarded the ‘Best Chiropractor of The Netherlands (Europe)’ in 2014. The reason for this was that Dr. Kes was not only very good at getting the right diagnosis, he also achieved the most successful results with his specific treatment techniques. He was also awarded ‘The Flavio Grillo Price (Best Clinical Chiropractor Of The Year)’ in 2000 during his Final Academic Year in the UK. Amongst the many different reasons behind the success of his clinic, one that truly stands out is that they use the ‘Kes Method’, which is a manual treatment method, which Dr. Kes developed more than 18 years ago, and is only used in the Plato Chiropractic Health Clinics.
Our clinic has the passion and ambition to deliver top performances in the field of health care. This is achieved by providing high-quality care to every patient in order to cure specific health conditions, and thereby improve their overall well-being. At our state-of-the-art European chiropractic clinic in Dubai, we will not stop until we find the right diagnosis and if necessary, we will work together with our network of other specialists to achieve this.
After the diagnosis, we explain the causes of the problems faced by the patient, and then formulate an extensive treatment program, including rehabilitation and prevention. The treatment plan is based on the individual requirements and health concerns of the patient in mind. This occurs in close collaboration with physiotherapists, general practitioners, orthopedic surgeons and other health care specialists so that the musculoskeletal and other conditions can be reviewed thoroughly and treated in an effective manner.
Can you tell us about a success story where you treated a particularly difficult case?
A 46-year-old male suffered from severe right-sided low back and leg pain. Having a seated job he could not sit for more than 10 minutes after which he had to stand up and walk around t0 ease the pain a little bit. The injury was caused when he fell off his bike when he was 16 years old. He was seen by more than 15 health professionals over the years and no single treatment had reduced his symptoms. After a thorough examination, he was diagnosed with a significant right-sided SI joint dysfunction. After 7 specific chiropractic treatments for the first time in all those years, he was pain-free.
How do you keep up to date with the latest research and technology?
Dr Wim is much involved with the chiropractic association in his home country the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the UK and follows all the relevant research and literature studies regarding spinal and musculoskeletal issues and developments. He also has to stay up to date by following the required postgraduate courses.
As a clinic, you are engaging in patient feedback with Doctify – what importance do you place on patient feedback?
Patient feedback is very important to be able to improve the quality of the doctors and the clinic.
How do you think the wider medical field is adapting to a more connected and informed patient?
In Dubai, sometimes patients are over-diagnosed, overtreated and overprescribed medication. It’s often money-driven instead of patient-centred. For example, when taking Xrays of the lower back a patient has double the chance to develop a disability. When taking a MRI this is even threefold. Many X-rays and MRI’s are unnecessary. There are some doctors in Dubai that might not stick to the international guidelines, but the doctors at Plato Chiropractic Health Clinic do.
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