Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) (Hons) M.A.Pod.A (Qld)
Melanie graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science (Podiatry) with Honours. She is a member of Sports Medicine Australia, and attends Podiatry meetings and conferences regularly.
Melanie has a broad interest in all areas of podiatry, in particular lower limb biomechanics. She developed a keen interest in biomechanics and musculoskeletal injuries while she was involved heavily with sports herself – competing in numerous sporting teams and nationally for hurdles and javelin. It was during this time that Melanie aspired to be a Podiatrist after realising the importance of the lower limb in all aspects of life for both the young and elderly, whether in the sporting arena or during general day to day activities.
Going through two ACL reconstructions herself, she is aware of the importance of all aspects of the rehabilitation process. It is very important to Melanie that her patients achieve their individual goals whether that be improving general mobility, sporting goals and/or personal ambitions.
Melanie works at all of the 4 toe-tal Podiatry locations which enables her to build relationships with GP’s, allied health professionals (physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, massage therapists, dieticians) and pharmacists to ensure the best treatment options are being provided to her patients.
Outside of work she keeps active through gym, cycling and swimming; and has a passion for music whether it’s listening live or playing the drums at gigs around Brisbane.