31st October 2000 – OHC opened in Jumeirah beach road
The Osteopathic Health Centre was set up in Dubai in 2000 by Malcolm Gregory (Greg) and Nargis Raza in order to continue offering relief to people in pain. Both had been involved differently with treating people in pain. Malcolm Gregory worked as an osteopath for the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid at the Nad Al Sheba Club for thirteen years. During that time he built up a busy osteopathic practice alongside his commitments at the club.
Nargis Raza had run her own company Total Fitness in Dubai which opened 1980. It was the first company in the UAE promoting fitness, good nutrition and stress management as well as training fitness instructors to teach exercise safely.
In 2000, Greg and Nargis combined their efforts to create a space for helping people in pain. They started out by offering a combination of osteopathic treatment to release pain, followed by exercises to restore mobility and improve physical strength. Stress management was taught with deep relaxation techniques and meditation practices. Today they work with a wide team of therapists to combine a range of disciplines to help restore balance to the body. When balance is restored, the body will always heal itself.
Nargis Raza, Proprietor/Manager at the OHC. Nargis has a background in exercise physiology and is a physical therapist by training (retired). She holds a masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology which is a subject she is deeply inspired by and applies transpersonal principles to the running of the OHC Clinic.
Malcolm Gregory is an Osteopath DO and physical therapist. He first came to Dubai in 1980. He was invited to work with Al Nasr football club as an osteopath and physical therapist. In 1983, he went back to the UK to broaden his experience to include all aspects of osteopathic health including nutrition, psychological counselling and exercise. In 1988, he returned to Dubai to help establish a sports clinic at the Nad Al Sheba private club at the invitation of the Al Maktoum family.