Daemen College, Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2009
Daemen College, B.S Natural Science/Health Science, 2007
Dr. O’Rourke grew up in central New York where she became interested in physical therapy in high school while recovering from knee surgery. She attended Daemen College in Amherst, New York where she received her B.S. in Natural Science/Health Care Studies. She remained at Daemen where she graduated in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She moved to DC immediately after graduating and has been working in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine clinics since.
Monica enjoys continuing her education through courses and conferences and keeping up to date on current research. She currently treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions but takes a special interest in the treatment of shoulder, knee and ankle injuries. She has an interest in pre-natal exercise education and modification as well as post-natal return to activity and sport. She was certified in Dry Needling in 2013.
Monica’s treatment approach includes a combination of functional exercise and manual techniques that allow patients to improve their mobility and function, reduce pain, and return to their highest level of function and active lifestyle. She also provides strategies and techniques for maintenance and prevention of re-injury.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, working out and yoga.