Like most people who grew up on the Central Coast, Mel shares a huge passion for active living. She has contributed to various sporting communities in the region and is an avid touch football player. She has captained NSW Country, and represented both NSW and Australia.
Since graduating from the University of Newcastle in 2010 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Mel has worked in private practice, post-operative orthopaedics and sport coverage.
Mel is the current physiotherapist for the Women’s State of Origin and Cook Islands Rugby League teams.
Career highlights include:
- Winning the 2018 Inaugural Women’s State of Origin match
- Coverage of the Cook Islands Men’s Rugby League team at the 2017 Pacific Test series
- Cook Islands Women’s team at the 2017 World Cup
- Mel is also the Head Physiotherapist for the Wyong Roos Rugby League. Having been involved with the club for seven years, Mel not only provides care for members of the first-grade squad but for all senior and junior grades.
Mel has studied under Dr LJ Lee & is a series graduate in Connect Therapy:
This provides a full body assessment to create an understanding of how different regions and systems of the body are connected. It formulates an effective method to design and implement treatment strategies. For patients with long-term complaints, finding the missing link is incredibly powerful in changing how you manage your injury.
No matter what your goals are, Mel is motivated to help you achieve optimum movement and to perform at your best in what matters most to you.
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Andrew has worked in private physiotherapy practice for the last 7 years and has experience in treating a range of sporting and complex cases. As a teenager he recurrently dislocated his shoulder which sparked a large interest in shoulder cases and how they interact with the neck and thoracic spine. He also pursued skill development in related regions – the TMJ/jaw and cervicogenic headaches.
Currently Andrew is on the pathway to becoming a titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist through LaTrobe University in Melbourne. He is also a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach and has completed the Australian Physiotherapy Association spinal series.
Highlights in Andrew’s career includes:
- Covering the NSW State Swimming Championship in Homebush
- Treating national CrossFit and powerlifting athletes
- Educating and mentoring many physiotherapy students and new graduates.
Andrew is a Central Coast local who enjoyed the outdoors and a multitude of sports growing up. He played a lengthy period of rugby union and also reached state level in athletics. Nowadays Andrew enjoys playing indoor soccer and basketball, and is a keen stand-up paddle boarder.
Very humble and approachable, Andrew prides himself on precise assessment and the latest evidence-based treatment. He will be able to get you back on your feet in no time.
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