MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BSc (Bachelor of Science), IMS
Monica is a certified Physiotherapist who graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2009. She then completed her Master of Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia. She has post-graduate training in soft tissue release and is currently pursuing her Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy. Monica has already completed Level 1 and is part way through level 2 of the Orthopaedic Division. Monica completed the Kinetacore dry needling course in Atlanta, and she is now certified to perform IMS (Intra-muscular Stimulation) as part of her treatment plan with clients.
Monica has a passion for exercise and rehabilitation and works with clients of all ages and athletic backgrounds. Through her clinical experience, she developed a keen interest in post-operative rehabilitation, sports injuries and hand therapy. Monica also has experience working with populations recovering from spinal cord injuries at GF Strong Rehabilitation Center, post-mastectomy rehabilitation and a variety of neurological conditions. Her volunteer experience includes working with the Special Olympics of BC and at the Vancouver Olympics of 2010.
Monica was an avid athlete growing up participating in various sports including basketball, soccer, dodge ball and curling. Her passion however was volleyball, playing at the elite level for the Fraser Valley Volleyball Club, the Simon Fraser University club team and coaching the Holy Cross Junior girls Volleyball team. She has completed level 10 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano, generating her interest in hand therapy. Monica is also bilingual and is fluent in Polish.
Monica uses a combination of evidence-based treatment approaches such as education, hands-on manual therapy, and exercise prescription to promote function and mobility. She focuses on detailed assessments and individualized treatment programs to help each client achieve their personal physiotherapy goals.Outside of the clinic, you can find Monica leading an active lifestyle through snowboarding, hiking, beach volleyball and soccer.
We are so fortunate to have Monica working fulltime at Physiomoves: She is at the Ocean Park clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and at the Panorama Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays.