An enthusiastic sportsperson, she played soccer for 16years at premier league division as a goal keeper but has now traded in her gloves for her love of Pilates. As a nationally qualified Myotherapist, Remedial Massage Therapist and Pilates instructor; Monique understands the importance of both injury prevention and rehabilitation from a practitioner and patient point of view. Combining assessment with evidence based treatment plans to strengthen the body using exercises, Monique is able to formulate the right approach to overcome a range of ailments including acute injuries, chronic pain management and general maintenance.
Monique also understands that treatment doesn’t have to be about ‘no pain no gain’; massage doesn’t have to be painful to work well, therefore she also uses other methods including cupping, dry needling and mobilisations to help get her clients to where they need to be.
Monique has a special interest in the management and rehabilitation of hypermobility, chronic pain and pelvic dysfunctions. She enjoys treating clients of all ages and athletic ability and loves elite athletes, weekend warriors and kids who are honing their skills on the way to elite level performance.
Clinical Pilates is one of Monique secret weapons to help all her clients return to their activities of daily living and return to sport.
She is also passionate about furthering her studies, and is currently undertaking her bachelor in exercise sports science at Deakin so as to be able to continue to help people no matter what their ailment, injury or stress.
When not working, Monique likes to hone her Pilates skills, spend time with her long fur child Hugo (the dachshund) and continues to work with a Premier league men’s soccer team as a sports trainer and strength and conditioning coach.
Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy
Dry needling certification
Myofascial Cupping level 2
Monique has worked in private practice as well as closely with chronic pain sufferers and those diagnosed with anxiety and depression. She has also worked as a sports trainer in different sporting fields including AFL, bodybuilding and Mui Thai. Having worked in diverse fields, she enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Monique has a passion for Football (soccer) having played for over 16 years, but now just enjoys watching the EPL with her partner into the early hours of the morning. When not at work she likes to devote her time to her puppy Hugo (the adorable dachshund) and finding the latest doggie friendly hotspots. If you know of any please let her know!
Just like there is more than one way to skin a cat….. there are different ways to aply a massage. Massage doesn’t have to be painful to be beneficial.
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