Pelvic Health Physiotherapist
B Physiotherapy (UQ); PGrad Cert Cont & PF Rehab (UMelb)(Hons)
Melinda has been treating women and their families since 1984 and founded The Marshall Street Practice in Ivanhoe. In 2014 Inform Physiotherapy welcomed Melinda where she continues to offer her expertise in the assessment and management of all women’s health issues that are amenable to physiotherapy. This includes incontinence, prolapse, and persistent pain syndromes. Melinda also has a keen interest in assisting women with lactation related conditions such as mastitis and blocked ducts. She has expertise in addressing the continence needs of children and men. In addition to her clinical role, Melinda teaches and examines in Women’s Health Physiotherapy as well as in Continence and Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation within the School of Physiotherapy (Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences) at the University of Melbourne where she has been involved in research in pelvic floor muscle performance. Melinda is also a chief investigator with a team of researchers from Monash University who is investigating the effect of therapeutic ultrasound in treating mastitis.