Elif Gürkan

Dr. Elif Gürkan

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is one of the most important and broad specialties in the fight against diseases characterized by pain, loss of function and workforce. The aim is to improve the quality of life of the person and make them healthy and pain-free.

Dr. Elif Gürkan

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Doctor Elif Gürkan, who graduated from Hacettepe Medical Faculty in 1993, completed her specialty training at Ankara Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Center and Uludağ University Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department. In the years after 1999, she participated in academic studies, research and certificate programs in many institutions such as Long Island College Hospital in New York, Paris University Hotel Dieu Hospital and Spine Institute at Cleveland Clinic and Medical Osteopathy Department of Paris Creteil Medical Faculty.

Dr. Gürkan has been practicing Manual medicine, Medical Osteopathy, Ultrasonography and Computed tomography guided injections, Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation, Local sweating treatment, Acupuncture, Mesotherapy and Radio Frequency treatments for pain in spine and coccyx pain and all musculoskeletal system diseases, which are the special subjects of Physical Therapy since 2o years.

After working as a specialist doctor at the German Hospital in Istanbul for nine years, he worked in the establishment of the Wooridul Spine Treatment Center of Kadikoy Şifa Atasehir Hospital with South Korean connection and Liv Hospital Istanbul physical therapy and rehabilitation departments. Since 2008, she has been working as the responsible specialist doctor at the Terapiart Clinic. Thanks to her extensive experience abroad, Dr. Elif Gürkan also serves foreign patients in English and French.

  • Since 2000, regular certificate program trainings for our Turkish colleagues with the University of Paris Manual Medicine and Osteopathy and its professors Started in February
  • In February 2020, Bahçeşehir University, Manual Medicine and Osteopathy Course (for Physical Therapy and Rehaiblitation doctors)
  • 2020 Creteil Medical School, Paris, Doctorate in Osteopathy
  • 2019 Creteil School of Medicine, Paris, PhD in Manual Medicine
  • 2017 Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Module A and B, London
  • 2017 Dr. John Tanner Clinic, Chair of the British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • 2013 South Korea, Wooridul Spine Surgery Center
  • 2008 Yeditepe University Acupuncture Certificate Program
  • 2007 Cleveland Clinic Spine Institute – Spine Center Audience Physician
  • 2004 Dr. Le Coz Clinic, Paris, Certificate Program in Mesotherapy for Pain, Sports Injuries and Weight Loss
  • 2001 University of Paris, Fluoroscopic Spine and Intra-articular Injection Therapy Studies.
  • 2001 Paris Hotel Dieu University Rehabilitation and Manual Medicine Certificate Program
  • 1995-1999 Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • 1995 New York Long Island College Hospital Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 1993-1995 Ankara Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center
  • 1987-1993 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine

Coccyx Problems

– Manual treatments for coccyx pain

– Intradiscal injections with scopy and computed tomography

– Treatments for the coccyx nerve (radiofrequency + blockade)

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation:

– Non-surgical pain treatments

– Orthopedic rehabilitation and exercise programs before and after surgery

– Stroke rehabilitation

– Rehabilitation in the elderly (balance, strengthening)

– Medical treatment and rehabilitation in osteoporosis patients

Manual Medicine

– Osteopathic and manipulative approaches to the spine

– Treatment of low back, back and neck pain with mobilization and manipulation methods

Treatments Under Advanced Imaging

– Epidural injections under lumbar caudal fluoroscopy computed tomography in herniated discs

– Intra-articular and local injections with or without imaging

– Various tendon, nerve, joint injections under ultrasonography

– Sacroiliac joint and priformis syndrome injections

Sweating Treatment

– Treatment of sweating with iontopheresis method in Turkey 3000 disease series (BURÇAK: Make a link to sweating treatment for the place I made bold)

– Treatment of local (hand, foot, armpit) sweating with electric current in water

Botox (botulinum toxin) applications

– Treatment of localized sweating

– Pain treatment

– Injection into the masticatory muscle for teeth clenching, teeth grinding problems

Mesotherapy and neural therapy

– Pain treatment

– Sports injuries

  • Turkish Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians Association
  • Turkish Medical Association
  • Turkish Manual Medicine Association, Board Member
  • Member of the French Society of Manual Medicine (SOFMMOO) www.sofmmoo.org
  • Mediterranean and European Association of Doctors of Manual Medicine (UEMMO)
  • 2008- Therapy Art Center, Physical Therapy and Sports Injuries Center, Ulus Liv Hospital 2016, Kadıköy Şifa Hospital 2015
  • 1999-2008 Istanbul German Hospital, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Clinic
  • 1995-1999 Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • 1993-1995 Ankara Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Center
  • Turkish
  • English
  • French