Physiotherapist

Posted On: November 10, 2013

Monica Donaldson

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Queen’s University, Canada, 1996) 


MSci in Physiotherapy (King’s College London, UK, 2000)


Monica’s experience as a physiotherapist started in the British National Health Service, working across all clinical areas until eventually focussing on treating musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

Since 2004, Monica has dedicated her clinical practice to women’s health. She played a key role in setting up the pelvic floor dysfunction integrated services at the Homerton University Hospital, in East London. She has extensive experience in treating female and male pelvic floor dysfunctions and has attended a number of postgraduate specialist courses.

Monica is a member of the following associations:

  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women’s Health
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (UK)
  • Singapore Physiotherapy Association
  • Australian Continence Foundation

Originally from Brazil, Monica can speak Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Some of the pelvic floor conditions that can be treated with physiotherapy are:

  • Urinary/Bowel incontinence
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginismus
  • Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation

Treatment normally consists of an initial appointment lasting approximately an hour and, if required, follow up appointments lasting 45 minutes. An internal examination is usually a valuable tool to assess the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. This is done very sensitively and carefully with full informed consent from the patient. The examination should not be painful and it involves inserting one finger into the vagina and doing a series of pelvic floor muscle contractions. No instruments, such as a speculum, are used during the examination. An external visual examination is also possible if the client prefers or is unable to proceed with an internal one.

Understandably some clients are anxious about having an internal examination, and if you simply do not want to be examined, you can still have an assessment and treatment.

Treatment for pelvic floor dysfunctions usually takes 3 to 4 sessions, sometimes more if the problem is complex.

Body with Soul is a holistic healthcare centre where healing and optimizing your health can be achieved in a calm and serene environment.

Articles she has written

Monica’s clinic hours are as follows:

Mondays and Thursdays 8am – 3pm

Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm

 

Fee structure:

Initial assessment (1h) –  S$150

Follow-up (45 min) –  S$120

 

Contact details:

www.bodywithsoul.com

Tel. 6779-0660

44 Rochester Park

Singapore 139248

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