Our Osteopath is Melissa Ward.
Melissa Ward is a registered Osteopath and member of the Australian Osteopathic Association. She graduated from Victoria University in 2003 after completing a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters in Health Sciences (Osteopathy), and has worked in private practices around Melbourne since 2003. Her treatment techniques are quite structural, comprising of some joint manipulation, massage and other related soft tissue techniques, with a large emphasis on postural and ergonomic advice and stretching (where applicable).
Throughout treatment, Melissa aims to educate her clients on factors such as sleeping positions, workstation ergonomics, or correct lifting techniques to empower them to alter daily activities that may be contributing to their pain. Melissa treats a large number of pregnant women, throughout all stages of their pregnancy (using gentle techniques) and treats a lot of new mums with many musculoskeletal aches and pains. Having 2 children herself, she understand the importance of postural adjustments with feeding, bathing and settling babies that are sometimes overlooked in post natal care. In the scope of Osteopathy, Melissa treats all musculoskeletal aches and pains ranging from neck, back pain and headaches, to jaw pain and sinusitis, plantar fasciitis, and RSI of the wrist .
Melissa brings a wealth of knowledge to Lakes Boulevard Medical and is available for appointments Wednesday afternoons from 1pm until 5.30 pm.