Monica’s treatment focus is in helping people to manage different pain states, while encouraging return to daily and other activities. Treatment plans are negotiated around individual patient goals for resolution and management. A suggested timeline is provided to ensure progression is being made in moving toward independence and confidence in self-control over the situation. Monica starts with the patient story to understand how pain and dysfunction are affecting day to day activities and to help build a plan for change and resolution. Monica provides multi-modal treatments like combining hands-on therapy (such as osteopathy) with movement strategies for changing pain, and information about pain. Multi-modal treatments within a multidisciplinary program are being shown to be effective for long-term change and management of pain.
Monica’s newest passion is rock climbing to offset her love of video games. She has three toothless cats who demand wet food. When she’s not out snowshoeing, hiking or canoe camping, Monica can be found persuading people to see things her way on the internet.
RMT, BSc. (Ost.), MSc.(Rehab)
Acute Musculoskeletal Pain
Back and Neck Pain
Bachelor of Science (Osteopathy), British College of Osteopathic Medicine (Metropolitan University of London) Master of Science in Rehabilitation, McMaster University Registered Massage Therapist, Sutherland-Chan Schools Inc. Instructor at Sutherland-Chan Schools Inc. Board Member and Research Chair, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners Member of the International Association of the Study of Pain (IASP) Continuing Education Instructor