Melbourne Paediatric Specialists

 

Dr Monika Hasnat

Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist
Dr Monika Hasnat - Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Dr Monika Hasnat

MBBS BMedSc (Hons) FRACP FAFRM

Paediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist

Clinical Interests

Dr Monika Hasnat has broad interests in Paediatric Rehabilitation and sees children and young people with a wide range of differences in function or disability. Monika is experienced in physical management of children with cerebral palsy, including assessment of muscle tone and movements, administration of botulinum toxin injections, and assessing children for interventions such as selective dorsal rhizotomy and intrathecal baclofen.

Monika also has an interest in the rehabilitation care of children with spinal cord injury and disease, neurological and neuromuscular conditions, acquired brain injury and limb deficiency.

Monika enjoys working together with children, their families, schools and allied health professionals (such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and psychologists) to maximise the functional capacities of each individual.

Background and experience

Monika is a consultant Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist, on staff at the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS) at Royal Children’s Hospital for over 5 years. She also consults for VPRS at Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton.

Monika completed her medical degree at Monash University and most of her general paediatric and paediatric rehabilitation training at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Monika also undertook some paediatric rehabilitation training at Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitaton Service in Brisbane.

Research Interests

Monika’s main research interest is in the management of spasticity.

Publications →

  • Hasnat MJ, Rice JE, O’Donnell ME, Intrathecal baclofen for treating spasticity in children with cerebral palsy. Cochrane Systematic Review. November 2015
  • Hasnat MJ, Graves P. Disclosure of Developmental Disability: A study of paediatricians’ practices. J. Paediatr Child Health 2000 36, 27-31.
  • Hasnat MJ, Graves P. Disclosure of Developmental Disability: A study of parent satisfaction and the determinants of satisfaction. J. Paediatr Child Health 2000 36, 32 – 35.
  • Fuller D, Hasnat M, Marks MK, Curtis N. Fever in a returned traveller.
    J Paediatr Child Health. 2004 May-Jun;40(5-6):315-6.

Presentations →

  • Intrathecal baclofen for treatment of spasticity in cerebral palsy – A systematic review.
    – 3rd International Cerebral Palsy Conference, 2009
  • 34th annual conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability, 1998
    – Informing parents of their child’s developmental disability.

Hospitals Accredited

  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
  • Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton