Monika Verma

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Monika Verma

Graduated as a Physiotherapist, she holds clinical experience of over 30 years. She is also a registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP) UK, HCPC (UK) and the Singapore Physiotherapy Association (MSPA).

Her main interest lies in Breathing mechanics and posture and alignment and chronic pain management. Monika is certified in Postural respiration , Postural and Pelvic restoration as well as Buteyko Clinic Method for breathing techniques.

Her experience includes working with the Singapore General Hospital, Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre and in a private sector. She has gained over 24 years of experience in private practice and outpatient set-up and is involved in Clinical Services Management, protocol Developments, clinical education and Operational Management for Out-Patient Services.

Monika’s strength lies in managing Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Pain Management. She is also involved in the development of SCORES – a spinal core stability program using Achievo Pressure Biofeedback and Real-Time Ultrasound that is presently being used in Physio Asia branches and other physiotherapy practices around South-east Asia region.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Presented on SCORES at Association of South-east Asian Pain Societies Congress (ASEAPS 2015) in Manila, Philippines
  • Invited to present at Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI) International Symposium (2015) at the Samsung Medical Center in Seoul, Korea
  • Conducted Pre-congress workshop on SCORES with Felicity Kermode at World Lumbo-Pelvic Pain Congress, Singapore (2016)
  • Invited speaker at physiotherapy convention Apollo hospitals Delhi, India (2017)
  • Conducts training sessions for SCORES in South East Asia including Malaysia, Korea, Philippines and India.
  • Conducts talks for corporates on ergonomics, posture corrections and back n neck pain in Singapore.
  • Establishing standards in the organisation to help achieve the various awards for Physio Asia Therapy Centre
  • Monika also mentors undergraduate/postgraduate physiotherapy students from USA or Singapore on clinical placements.

Dinesh Verma

A Physiotherapist and MBA-Gold Medallist, an accomplished Professional and an Entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience, Dinesh is also the Director of Physio Asia Therapy Centre. He plays a strategic development role towards the growth of the clinic and its franchise and licensing models. He is actively involved in development of new technologies and has key competencies in Electro-Physical Agents.

Dinesh has keen interest in Technology development and implementation and is actively involved in development of such new technologies – He is founder of SCORES- spinal core stability program– that uses Imaging Ultrasound and Pressure biofeedback as an integrated system for Back and Neck Pain Management.

Dinesh has conducted over 50 workshops on Electro-Physical Agents and Electro-Therapy Applications for Swallowing disorders across Asia, Australia, Italy and Spain and has led to the growth of this technique across Asia Pacific.

Dinesh also served as the President of Singapore Physiotherapy Association Year 2012 – 2014 and currently serving as Secretary General of AWP-WCPT and Co-Chairperson of World Lumbo Pelvic Pain Congress Singapore concluded in Nov 2016.

 

Major Accomplishments:

  • Gold Medal MBA program by SIM n HENLEY (U.K) 1999
  • Leading Singapore – Indian Entrepreneur Award 2009
  • Asia pacific Entrepreneurship Awards – Most Promising Entrepreneur category 2010
  • “IndiraAchievers& Leaders Award” – Business Leadership Award by CMO Asia 2012
  • SPBA  PHYSIO ASIA THERAPY CENTRE 2012
  • SICCIDBS Singapore Indian EntrepreneurAwards2014- the “New Upcoming Entrepreneur” by Prime minister Lee Hsien Loong
  • PromisingSME500 award 2015
  • Featured among Asia’s 50 Greatest Leaders 2016 Award – by ASIA ONE Magazine Jan 2017

Pooja Verma

Graduating with a Physiotherapy degree from Curtin University in Australia and a Master’s degree in Performing Arts Medicine from London, Pooja has had experience working in various clinical settings including neurological, cardiopulmonary, women’s health, musculoskeletal and performing arts settings in Australia, Singapore and UK.

Pooja has also had experience working at a leading specialist performing arts clinic in London where she practised performance and vocal physiotherapy and has worked with numerous WestEnd shows, circus artists, singers, dancers, actors, bands, musicians, local and international artists.

She has also presented her research in Performing Arts Medicine at various international conferences and is actively involved in the Performing Arts Medicine community both locally and internationally.

Pooja’s main interest lies in Rehab for Performing Artists and in Vocal Physiotherapy.

Pooja is a certified GEMt Level 1 Dry Needler and has been certified in IMM for hypermobility by EDS ECHO.

She is very active in the circus/aerial arts community and practices both aerial silks and aerial hoop herself. She is well versed in vocal, dance and performance related injuries.

Sharifah Shwikar Aljunied

Shwikar holds an experience of 26 years in sports and Musculo-skeletal injuries and she started her career at the Singapore Sports Council and worked there for about 18 years. She worked with the National athletes (all sports), managing their sports injuries and also injury prevention. She travelled with the different teams for their major games as well as major games such as the 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2004 Athens Paralympics, numerous SEA Games and Asian games.

Since leaving sports council, she worked with some private clinics as well as Football Association Singapore and Singapore Sports School. Prior to joining Physio Asia she had been in private practice working with several schools, including dance schools.

On top of clinical work, she also taught in Sports Trainer course, Sports Massage course and Taping workshops.

Peter Limb

Peter has over 15 years of clinical experience: home-care, and on-site public and private practice in Singapore and Australia. Graduating with a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Sydney in 1999, he has treated a wide range of conditions – from adults to children with pain and mobility impairments as well as office and home-based workers to sports enthusiasts with pain.

Peter is a certified practitioner of FMI RockTape, IASTM tools, and Trigger Point Therapy all of which he finds helpful in treating musculoskeletal disorders. His keen interest is in the Shoulder and Spine injuries, and is currently developing other interests in dry needling and electrotherapy.

He enjoys learning about his clients and their expectations for their physiotherapy visits and aims to empower them by helping them make informed decisions for their recovery, based on their lifestyle needs. Peter is constantly driven to learn “how to learn” from his clients by listening to them and offering better solutions to their problems.

His guiding thoughts on a patient-centric, holistic approach focuses on two things: 1) encouraging the body’s natural healing processes through physiotherapy and wellness, and 2) utilizing the latest technology in physiotherapy, driven by evidence-based science.

Gitanjali Ramesh

Gitanjali has over 16 years of professional experience gained across reputed hospitals and clinics. She is well versed in a broad range of therapies like Manual therapy, Electrotherapy and Exercise therapy.

Her key focus areas are clinical rehabilitation and pain management. She has skills in the Bio-mechanical aspect of musculoskeletal rehabilitation, including APOS therapy and ICB Orthotics. 

Gitanjali is also a FISAF certified Aqua Fitness Therapist. She uses Aqua therapy greatly for strengthening, post-operative rehabilitation, Arthritis management and weight management.

Her passion is to her patients by actively engaging with them as also by way of a holistic usage of the above mentioned tools.

Wen Shang Teo

Graduating from the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom), Wen Shang obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) in Physiotherapy.

Wen Shang always strives to make her patients feel comfortable and at ease during their sessions. She understands that each patient is unique and requires a personalized approach to their care. She is certified in Pelvic floor health and incontinence management and is Level 1 Autism Fitness Trainer and Level 1 Cuevas Medek Exercise Practitioner .

She is trained in Musculo-skeletal injury care and use of Real time ultrasound for core rehab. She has 3 years of clinical experience working with the pediatric population. In her previous experience, Wen Shang was responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and treating children with a range of conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, rare genetic conditions and developmental delays.

Teena Elsa Joseph

Teena graduated Summa Cum Laude from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha (GGSIP) University, New Delhi with a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy. Her experience includes working in research, clinical and academic settings. She is certified in AHA-Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Dry Needling, Kinesiotaping, Sports Doping Control, Senior Professional First Aid and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

 

Her area of interest lies in rehabilitation musculoskeletal and sports injuries. She has treated several Indian national runners, professional boxers, football players, and wrestlers, among others.

She has undertaken several research studies during her academic and professional career and has also published her work in reputed journal. She also writes blogs on musculoskeletal injuries and their management.

As a member of an interdisciplinary team, Teena works with the senior physiotherapist to carry out therapeutic interventions and address patient needs and concerns.

Siti Nurzaila

Zaila is an integral part of the team here at Physio Asia centre at Orchard. Her bubbly personality, team player mentality and organized mind make her the perfect choice for our receptionist. She has a great personality with a very pleasant appearance and excellent communication skills. Whether you are calling with a query, to make an appointment or settling your bill at the end of a successful session you will find her to be extremely helpful and professional.

Junaidah Binter Mohamed Salleh

Junaidah Binte Mohamed Salleh is the admin and clinic assistant of our Siglap centre branch. She is a focused and committed worker with her years of experience in the service industry, being proactive towards customers’ needs and responsive to any queries. She is tactful and exudes warmth to everyone she meets.

She is a family person and loves travelling.