Ms Fleur Brincat
Fleur obtained her first degree in physiotherapy from the University of Malta in 2002. She has worked in various sectors within the public health service including oncology, palliative care, mental health, paediatrics and primary health care until she was chosen to work at the aquatic therapy unit in 2005. During her 10 year experience at the aquatic unit in St Luke’s she concurrently worked in one of Malta’s leading rehabilitation centres in the private sector for 7 years, during which she gained a vast experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal, rheumatologic, orthopaedic and sports injuries through aquatic therapy. Her main interests include the enablement through rehabilitation of post trauma, fibromyalgia, back pain and joint arthropaties. Her set-up of treatment includes both individual and group therapy.
In order to keep updated with current practices in aquatic therapy, Fleur has completed a number of courses in the Halliwick method and sports rehabilitation taught by the leading experts, Ann Thompson & Alison Skinner from the University College of London. Her expertise in aquatic therapy has been shared with numerous students, both as undergraduate thesis supervisor and onsite clinical supervision. Since aquatic therapy has, in the past years, gained importance in the global scene, Fleur has recently attended an International Aquatic Therapy conference where top clinicians have shared and discussed the latest trends, equipment and research in aquatic therapy.
A staunch supporter in professional development and in the holistic approach treatment, Fleur has completed a number of international diplomas in alternative therapy, namely aromatherapy, massage therapy, as well as certificates in reflexology and acupuncture. A keen believer that a healthy diet is the secret to a healthy life, she broadened her knowledge by completing a Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Malta in 2008. Since 2014, she has formed part of a multi-disciplinary team at Malta’s only Eating Disorder and Obesity Centre.
Beyond the health care profession, Fleur has a passion for history. She read for two masters in arts at the University of Malta, one in Baroque Studies and the other in Hospitaller Studies, obtaining distinction in both. She has published her first academic book in 2012.