Dr Monika Armstrong
BSc(Chiro), BChiro, Advanced Paediatric Chiropractor (ACCP)
A Bit About Me
Monika is an accomplished and passionate chiropractor with a particular interest in children’s health. After graduating from Murdoch University in 2011, Monika continued her studies at the Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (ACCP) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics completed in 2017.
Helping children achieve their optimal potential is a strong area of interest for Monika. Utilising the Well Balanced Child programme she is able to help children with behavioural, social and academic dysfunctions through a series of daily sensory, physical, and academic exercises which target troubled areas and restore balanced functionality.
Trained in a variety of techniques and skills, Monika can apply the Sacro-Occipital Technique, Activator Method, SD (Sympathetic Dysfunction) Protocol, Kinesiology and dry needling. Continuing to develop her knowledge in areas of interest she is completing further studies in Childhood Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Vagus Nerve dysfunction.
One of Monika's favourite topics is Vagus Nerve; its function or dysfunction, and treatment. Vagus Nerve is the longest nerve in the body. It connects the brain to many important organs throughout the body. The vagus nerve is also a key part of the parasympathetic “rest and digest” nervous system. It influences our breathing, digestive function and heart rate, all of which can have a huge impact on mental health.
Through rich and varied experiences, Monika has come to understand the importance of health, wellbeing and health education on an international level. She has worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Switzerland; a Non-Governmental Organization in Mozambique, and as a Chiropractor and a Lecturer at the International Institute of Health Science in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She volunteered in India with the "Hands on India" project and has recently travelled to Tanzania to deliver chiropractic care to children at the Chakuwama project in Dar Es Salaam.
When Monika’s not working or studying, she spends time with her family, traveling, camping, hiking, running, reading, cooking and gardening.