Graduate of the University of Sydney, Mel has private practice experience with interests in musculoskeletal and sporting injuries.
Mel has an extensive background in Netball as both a prior national league athlete and supporting at a grass roots level by providing sports coverage, which has led to a particular interest in knee and ankle injuries. This experience has ensured she is highly skilled at not only rehabilitation for return to competition, but also developing programs to address predisposing risk factors to lower limb injuries. In addition to using manual therapy and exercise prescription, Mel is also qualified in dry needling.
Mel also enjoys treating motor development issues, and overuse and growth related injuries in children, having completed further training in Paediatric Physiotherapy. She is passionate about providing our younger patients with fun therapy based interventions to ensure meaningful outcomes.
Most recently, Mel has graduated from the ConnectTherapy Series, which has given her the skills to comprehensively assess and identify non-optimal movement patterns and driving biomechanical factors in more complex patients. As such she has developed a special interest in the influence that neuromuscular control plays in recovery and the prevention of recurrent injuries. Mel is qualified in clinical pilates and takes a couple of classes a week, with this background complementing her interest in motor retraining.