Registered Osteopath; B.Sc.(Clin.Sc.); M.H.Sc.(Osteo); Grad. Cert. Tert. Ed. COCA member. Lecturer Victoria University, Melbourne; Panel member Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC).
Melanie has been a practising Osteopath since 2000 after graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Health Science. Over that time, Melanie has operated her own successful practice and has been engaged by private practices in Melbourne to mentor graduating osteopaths and other allied health practitioners. She has also been a developer, lecturer and facilitator at Victoria University’s Osteopathy program since 2010 (which she still currently enjoys) and is a panel member for Committees within the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC).
The common theme throughout all of Melanie’s roles is “the people, or the patient”, which drives her philosophy that every ‘body’ is an individual who deserves time, empathy and respect. Problem solving and getting to the cause of the issue for every patient is very rewarding for her as this is what helps to improve the condition and aims to prevent reoccurrence. Creating long-term health solutions for patients is paramount.
Osteopathy assesses and treats the biomechanics of the body as a whole – in other words, the way the bones, joints, soft tissues, nerves and vessels all work together. By using hands-on techniques such as massage, articulation, stretching and manipulation, Osteopathy aims to address headaches, neck and back pain, sports injuries, musculoskeletal pain and restriction; arthritic pain and restriction; repetitive strain injuries; pregnancy related pain and many other musculoskeletal conditions throughout every stage of life. Treatment for all ages.
Osteopathy compliments all the therapies that are available at Ranges Integrative Health, and this team-approach to care is invaluable to long-term good health.