Author Malaika Mvungi

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Since a very young age, Ms. Malaika Mvungi knew that she wanted to work as a health professional. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ottawa, she completed the Physical Therapy Master’s Degree, also at the University of Ottawa, graduating in August 2011.
While most newly graduated Physical Therapists choose to work in a private setting, Ms. Mvungi decided she wanted to begin her career working in an acute care environment. This led her to acquire a position at The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus, where she is currently treating patients who present with post-operative issues, varying neurological and orthopedic conditions as well as cardio-respiratory problems. In addition, Ms. Mvungi has already started taking some further education courses in order to expand her knowledge on various other treatment techniques such as myofascial mobilization, manual therapy and K-Taping. She is also planning on beginning her acupuncture training this fall.
Everyday, Ms. Mvungi strives to give each of her patients the chance to achieve the highest possible level of personal independence by creating individualized treatment plans, which target the restoration of function, pain management and the promotion of healing and recovery.

Preventing the Baby Bump Slump

Although most women realize that remaining physically active during pregnancy is important, some may not think of consulting a Physical Therapist (PT) to assist them through their magical journey. It is known that Physical Therapy is often accessed by women …

Resting Can Prevent Healing?

When you are sick, the last thing you want to do is get up and move. And to further strengthen this desire, most of the advice we are given in such a circumstance is to “get some rest”. But in …

Managing Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

There are several ailments associated with diabetes, for sale neuropathies being one of the most common. Diabetic neuropathies consist of damaged nerves, causing the individual to feel symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling and loss of sensation in the affected area(s). According …

Treating Pain Through Acupuncture

As Physical Therapists, we are lucky to have such a wide range of methods available to us when it comes to treating pain. One that has become very popular, but has existed for hundreds of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine …

Managing Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis

Medial and lateral epicondylitis, salve commonly known as golfer’s and tennis elbow, respectively, are 2 similar conditions which affect the anatomy surrounding the elbow. Despite their common appellation, individual’s whose jobs or daily activities consist of repetitive motions such as …