Meet Melanie

Background

My interest in physiotherapy started when I was at school.

I joined the rowing team and various crew members were having physiotherapy. I was fascinated by how the body worked and what we could do to fix ourselves.

I went on to study physiotherapy at King’s College, London, where I also coxed for the University of London.

After graduating, I completed my core rotations in the NHS and realised that musculoskeletal physiotherapy was the specialism I wanted to work in. I went on to work for the MoD for several years.

I am very proud to have completed an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine, especially since I had two children in the middle of undertaking it! The skills I have learned from this and the many postgraduate courses I have undertaken, allow me to provide a high standard of care to my patients. Physiotherapy is a constantly evolving practice and I am always keen to further my knowledge!

I have more recently developed a passion for Pilates. Having undertaken the APPI training course I noticed how much benefit practising Pilates regularly had on my life and I managed to knock minutes off my 10km running time! Running and cycling are my main hobbies, and I completed the Paris marathon last year.

I have recently settled with my family in South Gloucestershire and am excited to be joining the team at Courtyard clinic!

Specialist areas: Acupuncture, Pilates, Physiotherapy

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

APPI Certified Pilates Instructor, AACP Registered Acupuncturist

Just to say Thank You for all you did to treat my ligament problems in my knee, as well as feet! For the first time in months I managed this week to walk the two miles to work with no twinges’

‘Thank you very much for helping me recover from my operation. You have been wonderfully kind and understanding and encouraging!’