Monique believes strongly in treating the whole person and approaches her practice with the philosophy that each one of us is unique and has our own blend of beauty and complexity. She considers the patient and the physiotherapist as a team, striving to maximize recovery, and she aims to integrate rehabilitation and life changes to enhance patient wellbeing. She believes our bodies have wisdom and that we need to consider all aspects of ourselves (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) in order to heal.
Monique graduated with her masters in physiotherapy in 2003 from McMaster University. The same year she also finished her PhD at McMaster and graduated with a doctorate in Medical Sciences. She joined the South City team after graduating, and in 2008 completed an MSc in Manipulative Therapy at UWO and became an FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists) receiving a diploma in advanced manual therapy.
Education has always been a passion for Monique. As an assistant clinician professor at McMaster she taught in the physiotherapy program for several years and now she continues to enjoy mentoring new therapists. She also brings education into all her treatment programs with her patients.
Over the past 18 years, and to this day, her practice continues to transform as she keeps learning and growing with a mind open to new possibilities. She has taken a large number and variety of courses in order to expand her practice, helping to fit the best approach with each individual patient. Some of the therapies she incorporates with her patients include advanced manual therapy, exercise, dry needling, visceral and neural manipulation, chronic pain education, IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization), mindfulness and relaxation and dermoneuromodulation.