Melissa graduated from Victoria University with an Undergraduate degree and Masters in Osteopathy in 2013. It was Melissa’s love of sport that initially drew her to a career in osteopathy, however her passion for the profession blossomed shortly after with the experience in providing holistic care to help different people every day.
Melissa was born and raised in Mentone and being a bayside local she enjoys been able to help those people in the town she adores/bayside bubble.
Melissa has has undergone professional development and has a keen interest in the area of Women’s health, and enjoys treating and supporting women throughout pregnancy. Her previous work as the head trainer for the Cheltenham Football Club has provided her with expertise in the management of sporting injuries. Melissa enjoys treating patients of all ages, but in particular helping patients in the treatment of headaches, neck and lower back pain. Melissa is also qualified to use dry needling, and often uses this as an adjunct to her treatment. Melissa uses a wide variety of techniques, but believes that a treatment should be individualised to the patients needs and preferences, but can be as gentle or direct as required.
If you don’t see Melissa walking around Seaview shops with her almond latte from Watkin’s Bay, you will likely find her down at the beach planning her next overseas adventure, or at the MCG watching her beloved Collingwood FC play (but don’t hold that against her!). Melissa is approachable, caring and really strives to get every patient to the best position they can be.