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
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.