Meet the team
Consultant MSK Physiotherapist & APPI Master Trainer
Mel qualified from The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 2000. She moved to the UK in 2001 and has worked in the private sector since then, both in private hospitals and clinics in Reading, Surrey and London. Mel specialises in Musculo-skeletal conditions, including neck and back pain, post-operative recovery, sports injuries and pelvic pain. Mel is also a fully certified APPI mat and equipment instructor and APPI Master Trainer – and runs various Pilates classes. She uses Pilates principles to aid rehabilitation – particularly for clients with back- and neck-related pain and dysfunction. Mel is also involved in the Pilates education side of APPI health group, delivering Pilates courses in the UK and around the world. Outside of work Melanie completed a half iron man distance triathlon and enjoys keeping active.
“I’ve worked in the APPI Clinic in Wimbledon for 10 years as both a Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor. My main Physiotherapy focus is spinal rehabilitation for back and neck injuries, as well as sports injuries. I use a wide range of techniques – including acupuncture, soft tissue release, spinal mobilisations, and of course Pilates based rehabilitation.”
Mel is so wonderful. The difference she made in my life is truly unparalleled. I would not be where I am now without her expertise. She is the best in her field.
Mel successfully rehabilitated me for medial lateral ligament damage in both knees. She proposed a thorough treatment plan involving hands-on therapy and targeted exercises. The treatment was extremely effective and in a short time frame I was pain free.