"I love to help and see others achieve their goals and dreams, there's nothing more rewarding". Melissa graduated in 2015 with Distinction in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. In her final year Melissa’s scope of practice included a wide range of musculoskeletal and sporting conditions amongst the adult and pediatric population; pediatric developmental and orthopedic conditions; neurological conditions with a focus in Parkinson’s disease; Women’s health pre and post natal, as well as complex cardiorespiratory conditions. Melissa has a special interest in dance physiotherapy, which includes pointe assessments, body conditioning, injury prevention and management. She has a passion for treating a broad range of musculoskeletal and sporting conditions, as well as Parkinson’s disease. Melissa’s background is in professional dance, a ballet career lasting 15 years as soloist with the Queensland Ballet Company, principal with the Tasmanian Ballet Company and various leading roles for Collusion, Lucid and Hugo Fernandez Tango. Melissa’s dance career gave the opportunity to perform overseas throughout Europe, Japan, Singapore and China, as well as regional and coastal Queensland and interstate. In 2015, Melissa was invited to speak on Dance injuries at the Ceccehti Society ballet conference and the Royal Academy of Dance summer workshops. Melissa also holds a certificate 4 in Fitness, Personal Training and Pilates. She has personally trained many clients within local gyms and outdoor settings, as well as taught a variety of fitness classes that include pilates, power bar, circuit, step and fit ball to name a few. Melissa has proudly worked for Revive the past 4.5years training clients on equipment and mat Pilates. Currently Melissa is working as a full time physiotherapist with Revive while maintaining her previous connections with the Queensland Ballet Company teaching body conditioning to the students, as well as beginner ballet and Dance for Parkinson’s as a part of the community dance program.
Special interest in Dance Physiotherapy