Melita began her physiotherapy career in 2009, graduating from Curtin University school of Physiotherapy (WA). After 3 years of working in private clinics in Perth and Sydney, Melita began to feel disillusioned with standard physiotherapy practice feeling that despite all her training, she wasn’t able to offer her patient the answers she had hoped to coming into the profession. At this point however, Melita was lucky enough to find Canadian physiotherapist Dr LJ Lee and her functional whole body approach to Physiotherapy, ConnectTherapy™. Melita immediately recognised this approach would give her the understanding of the body that she had always hoped for, and the ability to get her patients better, faster, and with less risk of future injuries, so she found a ConnectTherapy mentor in Bondi, and began to hone her craft.
After 5 years of continued learning and excellent results in Sydney, Melita moved to Vancouver to work and further study at Dr LJ Lee’s own clinic.
This also exposed her to a wider variety of patients from Olympic athletes to complex chronic pain sufferers who flew from all around the world to attend the clinic.
Melita returned to Australia in 2019, bringing with her her wealth of knowledge and experience for treating all kinds of injuries and patients. If you are an active individual; to date, Melita has experience working with triathletes, endurance athletes, walkers, runners, swimmers, AFL players, soccer players, rowers, rock climbers, dragon boaters, tennis players, gymnasts, ballet dancers, powerlifters and gym-goers, so understands many of the demands of these activities. That said, she also enjoys learning new activities and problem-solving how to best rehab injuries from and prepare a body to perform at it's best in them.
Given her approach and experience treating complex cases, Melita also receives referrals for and treats a large number of people suffering conditions such as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), Chronic Fatigue, hypermobility (including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome), chronic migraines, nausea and dysautonomia.
Since CoVID-19 physical distancing measures have been in place, Melita has been developing her practice into telehealth consults which is enabling her to expand her capacity to help people unable to get into the clinic or even outside of the Brisbane metro area. The success of these sessions has surpassed even Melita’s expectations and motivated her to continue to offer these sessions to all-Australians so that more people have access to a ConnectTherapy trained practitioner.
If you are injured or uncomfortable in your body, feel unable to reach your exercise goals, are interested in ConnectTherapy treatment or have been diagnosed with a chronic condition, please get in touch or book an in-clinic or telehealth appointment. Melita is passionate about helping her clients move better to feel better and looks forward to meeting you soon.