"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 paediatric population; paediatric developmental and orthopaedic 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 and turnout assessments, body conditioning, injury prevention and management. She has a passion for treating a broad range of musculoskeletal and sporting conditions, as well as neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease. Melissa has completed the SEAS level 1 training for Scoliosis therapy and enjoys helping children and adolescents in this field.
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, Majestic Aerial Artists, 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 has treated touring companies such as Le Ballet Preljocaj in 2015, as well as being the primary physio for the Brisbane Contemporary Prix, 2018 and 2019. Melissa has also been a casual physio for the Queensland Ballet Company since 2019 and in 2020 will take up a position to help treat the students of the QLD Ballet Academy. She will continue to teach body conditioning to the students, and beginner ballet and Dance for Parkinson’s as part of QB’s community dance program.
In 2004, Melissa completed 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 8.5 years training clients on equipment and mat Pilates.
In her spare time Melissa has her hands full with a baby and toddler. She loves travel and taking vacation with her family. For exercise you’ll find her doing laps of the pool, reformer pilates or yoga.