Instagram: Monique Ribeiro @fitphysiomonique
Monique is a very experienced physiotherapist graduating from Estácio de Sá University in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil with a B.Sc. Physiotherapy in 2009.
She initially specialized in treating post-op asethetic and plastic surgeries and is trained in manual lymphatic drainage and scar tissue mobilization since 2008. She is also a certified Pilates Instructor since 2009, and her passion is mat pilates. Since then, she uses Pilates as part of her treatments to recover from and prevent injuries in people from the general population or athletes.
Monique moved to Dubai in 2015 and since then completed additional training in manual therapy and uses it mainly as part of her treatment approach. She focuses on trigger point release and Myofascial release, together with muscle activation, movement education and strengthening. As part of her manual therapy she may also use her clinical judgement to implement Mulligan belt mobilisations, manipulation, cupping or kinesio taping. Patients will notice a direct positive effect in pain and mobility from the treatment.
Her personal enthusiasm for weight lifting, gym and fitness lead her to get a personal trainer certification this year (2022). Like this, she can combine the best rehabilitation program for recovering from injury and improving perfomance.
Her absolute special interest is lower limbs (hips, knees, ankles, feet), helping people to improve either control and/or mobility, considering the body as a whole. Monique believes that everything in the body is connected from the lower body to the upper body and of course the spine. Lower back pain and shoulder pain are also part of her interests.
Monique speaks Portuguese and English.