Czarina “Cha” Mangubat
BS Physical Therapy
MS Physical Therapy
Neurophysical Therapy/Rehabilitation; Research
Areas of Expertise:
- Sports & work-related injuries
- Neck, shoulder and back pain
- Spinal Pain
- Neuromuscular facilitation
I attended only 6 PT sessions with Ms Cha Mangubat (as I had earlier and much longer (16 in total) sessions from a well-known hospital in Makati only to have very minimal relief ?? ) for L4-L5 herniated disc but I could say that my experience with her has been truly remarkable.
With the exercises provided, my condition has truly improved and with her proper guidance I am now able to manage my lower back pain and sciatica with confidence at home. She is organized, very knowledgeable and most of all fun to be with. And although I am not yet 100% pain-free as this condition unfortunately takes time to heal, I am beyond grateful for her expertise as those mobility and core exercises which I am now able to execute correctly (unlike before where I’d just exercise for the sake without knowing its rationale) truly helped me navigate my symptoms better. I can now walk longer for hours without pain and hopefully in no time will be back to doing my normal activities and routines.
I highly recommend prohealth for those who are suffering the same health issue as mine. ? Thank you so much Ms. Cha.?
Had really solid sessions with my therapist, Cha Mangubat. The sessions helped me recover from a shin injury.
I attended their clinic for a couple of weeks recently and I’m satisfied with the service and the outcome. Kudos to the team especially to Ruby who’s been helpful and to their physiotherapist Cha Mangubat who’s expertise and professionalism in the field is exceptional.
Tell us about your background in Physiotherapy.
I finished my bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy in the year 2014. I took my Master’s degree 2 years later with a specialization in Neurorehabilitation.
What are your interests?
My current area of interest is spinal manipulation and neuromuscular facilitation.
Tell us about a life-changing experience or adventures you’ve been on.
One of the recent major life changing events for me was when I decided to transition from the academe to the clinics. It was a huge leap for me since I have been with the academe for more than 5 years, which is most of my career, and that’s more on the theoretical aspect. The decision to change setting was because I know science continues to evolve and I felt that I would be able to fulfil my purpose as a physiotherapist with continued learning in the clinics.
What is your area of expertise?
Work and sports injuries, particularly spinal conditions as well as neurophysical therapy.
What is the most fulfilling part of the job?
One of the biggest fulfilling experiences as a physiotherapist is when a patient thanks me that they are able to do as simple as their daily routine without experiencing any physical difficulty or pain. To see them be able to walk without a limp or to see them move without wincing in pain is something that inspires me to fulfil my role as a movement expert.