Team

Testimonials

Dr. Dina Barakat

Founder of the Clinic, Dina Barakat is a Doctor in Physical therapy. She is specialized in lymphedema therapy and cancer rehabilitation, in particular breast cancer rehab.

She graduated from the University of Saint Joseph (Lebanon) with a Bachelor degree in Physical therapy in 2005 and had her master degree in manual therapy and osteopathy in 2008.

She then received her lymphedema therapy certification in 2012 from Klose training and consulting (USA) and completed her Osteopathy Diploma in 2014.

She was certified in breast cancer rehabilitation in 2015 and received the degree of Doctor in Physical Therapy in 2016.
She has also received in 2019 her master degree in Public health – Politics and Health Management – from the University of Saint Joseph (Lebanon).

In May 2020, she accomplished the Level 4 in Cancer rehabilitation from CanRehab.

She is a LANA (Lymphology Association of North America) certified therapist since November 2020.

Currently, she is enrolled in the graduate certificate in oncology rehabilitation at Oakland University in Michigan – USA.

Last but not least, she is certified in perineal rehabilitation.
Dr. Barakat is a lecturer of the Breast cancer Rehabilitation course at the University of Saint Joseph (Lebanon) and a speaker in local and regional conferences about Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and lymphedema management.

In her rehabilitation practice, she combines her clinical experience with an academic and a public health approach.

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Dr. Dina Barakat / Founder of the clinic

Mabelle-Marie Saliba

Doctor in Physical Therapy

Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Ms. Saliba holds a bachelor degree in physical therapy from the University of Saint Joseph in Beirut.

She received her doctorate in physical therapy in 2021 and is a certified lymphedema therapist from Klose training since April 2021. She is currently enrolled in the master’s degree program at the physical therapy Institute – USJ.

In addition to the above, Ms. Saliba has attended several trainings and educational courses on Lipedema and pelvic floor rehab.

Cynthia Touma

Physical Therapist

Ms. Touma holds a bachelor degree in Physical therapy from the University of Saint Joseph.

She has been trained to treat Lymphedema and lipedema patients.

Ms. Touma has also received a clinical training in cupping.

Israa Madani

Secretary

Mrs. Madani has joined the clinic team in 2018. She handles the clinic’s secretarial tasks.

Layal Barakat

Former Physical Therapist at Dina Barakat Clinic

Certified lymphedema therapist

Certified in breast cancer rehabilitation

Ms. Barakat holds a bachelor degree in physical therapy from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. She also holds a university diploma in Acupuncture and has completed her trainings in China. She combines physical therapy and Chinese traditional medicine to provide the best treatment approach to patients.

Ms. Barakat has received her certificate in Breast cancer rehabilitation from Klose training in December 2020 and in lymphedema therapy in April 2021.

She joined the clinic team between 2017 and 2022.

Rachelle Daoud

Former Physical Therapist at Dina Barakat Clinic

Public health practitioner

Ms. Daoud holds a bachelor degree in Physical Therapy, has received in April 2017 her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Joseph and has received in 2019 her master degree in public health (Environment and health).

Ms. Daoud joined the clinic team between 2014 and 2017.