Mel’s clinical interest lies in the management of complex and persistent pain issues. A graduate of Curtin University, Mel has over 20 years’ experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, in both the UK and Australia, across public and private sectors. She completed an MSc Medicine Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management) through the University of Sydney and regularly attends national and international conferences to remain at the forefront of current research.
Involved in the development and delivery of the internationally acclaimed STEPS program at Fremantle Hospital Pain Medicine Unit, she has adapted the model to enable effective management of individual patients seen in private practice. A passionate educator, Mel is involved in training other health professionals to improve clinical outcomes when managing patients with persistent pain, and displays particular expertise when managing compensable cases that have reached an impasse.
She consistently utilises objective outcome measures and follows best practice by providing psychologically informed physiotherapy. She is a valued member of the Biosymm team, and a current member of the Australian Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain and Australian Physiotherapy Association.