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Dance Physiotherapy Brisbane

Queensland Sports Medicine Centre located in Woolloongabba and Bowen Hills

We understand that injury or pain that prevents you from performing or training is frustrating. Our Dance Physiotherapist will work with you to develop an individualised treatment plan that aims to achieve the best outcome for your body and get you back to dancing, pain free.

Woolloongabba

Bowen Hills

To book with our Dance Physio, choose your preferred location above, select ‘Sports Physio Initial Consultation’ from the list and then click on Melanie Fuller. 

Experienced and Highly Skilled Dance Physiotherapist

Dr Melanie Fuller has 15 years of experience working with professional to recreational dancers; and has a PhD in Injury Prevention in Dance.

Multidisciplinary Approach To Rehabilitation and Injury

We often work with a range of other health professionals to best plan and manage your treatment to maximise your recovery and rehabilitation.

Located Across Two Convenient Brisbane Locations

Our clinics are in Woolloongabba and Bowen Hills. Our Dance Physiotherapist treats from both locations for your convenience and preference.

NDIS & DVA Providers

We are registered providers under the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. We also process private health claims at your appointment.

Our Dance Physiotherapy Service

Dance, especially ballet, is a particularly unique pursuit, where dancers are referred to as ‘performing athletes’. So, who better to treat dance related injuries and conditions, and optimise your performance, than a qualified and experienced Physio in the field; someone who can understand the demands placed on a dancer’s body. We aim to get you back on stage, and into the studio as soon as possible, so you can keep doing what you love.

We provide a full encompassing range of services for dancers.

Pre-Pointe Assessment

A pre-pointe assessment evaluates a dancer’s readiness to start training and performing en pointe. Your pre-pointe assessment will identify any areas of the body that may need strength work to optimise transitioning onto pointe.

Tertiary Dance Assessment / Risk Profile Assessment

A formal Tertiary Dance Council Assessment is a prerequisite for the many Australian and overseas dance schools. It can also be necessary for those starting a contract that requires a pre-employment assessment, and beneficial for anyone about to transition to full-time training, or taking their dance training more seriously. 

Performance Assessments with World-Leading VALD Technology

A Dance Performance Assessment using our VALD technology provides detailed insight into your body’s performance, potential injury risk and rehabilitation. This VALD technology is used and trusted by the Royal Ballet School to regularly test their students to track and monitor neuromuscular strength and provide detailed insight into injury rehabilitation.

Melanie Fuller checking the feet of a ballet dancer during a Dance Physio appointment
Royal Ballet School students receiving testing on the VALD ForceDecks equipment

Screenshot from The Royal Ballet School’s ‘Healthy Dancer Programme’ film.

About QSMC

We’re a privately operated Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology clinic dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all our clients. Using a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach, our Brisbane Physiotherapists help our clients overcome injury, maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve their personal goals. We cater to all clients, from those with chronic illness or pain, elite athletes looking to improve their performance, to general work related injuries.

Appointment Enquiry

If you need assistance to make a booking, or have any questions, we can be reached by calling 07 3891 2000. Alternatively, leave your details below and we’ll be in touch!

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Meet Our Dance Physiotherapist

Headshot of Dr Melanie Fuller treating a ballet dancer's ankle

Melanie is a highly experienced and qualified Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, and a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She has also completed a PhD in Injury Prevention in Dance. She works casually as a touring Physio for The Australian Ballet. Not only that, but she has also been the in-house Physiotherapist for numerous touring musicals and dance companies, including: 

  • Matilda – The Musical 
  • Ballet Preljocaj 
  • Wicked – The Musical 
  • Grease – The Musical 
  • Mary Poppins – The Musical
  • Paris Opera Ballet
  • Queensland Ballet
  • Expressions Dance Company (now Australasian Dance Collective)

Before undertaking her Exercise Science and Physiotherapy university education, Melanie taught dance for many years. She has completed her Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Certificate (Advanced II) and has an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Melanie is a leading expert in her field and often presents nationally and internationally.

Contact Us

You can book an appointment through our online booking system, please follow the directions below. Alternatively, call us on 07 3891 2000, or leave an enquiry in our form. 

  • Choose your preferred location below
  • Select ‘Sports Physio Initial Consultation’ from the list
  • Click on Melanie Fuller
  • Select you preferred date and time

Bowen Hills
16 Thompson St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006 (Located within the Bowen Hills Specialist Medical Centre)

Woolloongabba
812 Stanley St, Woolloongabba QLD 4102 (Gate 2 at the Gabba Stadium)

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