Melanie Foley, Physiotherapist
Melanie graduated from La Trobe University in 1997, with a bachelor of Physiotherapy. For a few years she split her time between hospital-based rehabilitation and private practice, before heading off to the UK where she worked for 2 years supporting a healthy travel habit.
Returning to Australia she continued work in private practices across Melbourne, then in 2009 became a partner at Kooyong Physiotherapy Centre. In 2011 together with Robin, Ann and Fiona she worked to create and establish Spring Physio Gym.
Melanie has a passion for encouraging and engaging in healthy life habits. She can often be heard raving on about the merits of consistent exercising and the importance of changing any beliefs that prevent people from getting out and moving. She has a huge interest and passion for functional strength training to prevent the effects of immobility, sometimes called the effects of aging.
Melanie's clinical areas of interest include:
- Clinical pilates
- Strength training
- Back and neck injuries
- Postural retraining
- Myofascial (muscle and connective tissue) pain – including dry needling techniques for treatment
Mel is a keen runner and exerciser. Over the last few years she has been clocking up the kilometers and with one marathon in the bag she feels that her biggest lessons have been learned along the journey of training and changing habits, rather that the ultimate goal…although that felt pretty good too!