About Monica MacDonald
Monica is a licensed Physiotherapist who works full-time at Maritime Chiropractic &
Wellness and part-time as a lab instructor at Dalhousie University. She is originally
from New Brunswick and spent the majority of her life in Fredericton before moving
to Halifax. She graduated with a BSc in Kinesiology with honours from the
University of New Brunswick and competed for the University’s Swim Team.
Growing up Monica played a variety of sports but focused most of her energy on
swimming, attending many national competitions including two Canada Summer
Monica moved to Halifax to further pursue her education at Dalhousie University.
There, she obtained a MSc in Physiotherapy and a MSc in Rehabilitation Research,
being the first to complete the dual program within the School of Physiotherapy. She
now teaches future physiotherapists at Dal. Monica’s physiotherapy interests lie in
neurorehabilitation, paediatrics, and orthopedics. She has done further education on
chronic pain and shoulder rehabilitation and plans to take additional orthopedic
courses as well as courses on vestibular and concussion rehabilitation.
Monica loves the ocean, music, and travel. Monica continues with her interest in
sports by participating in a local volleyball league. You can also find her at various
exercise classes around the city, such as Spinco and Modo Yoga.