sports & exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist

Melanie Fuller

Melanie joins the QSMC team as a highly experienced and qualified Sports & Exercise Physiotherapist, and a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. She has also completed a PhD in Injury Prevention in Dance. Mel brings to the clinic 14 years of experience working with professional to recreational dancers, across all styles of dance. She works casually as a touring Physio for The Australian Ballet. Not only that, but she has also been the inhouse 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.

Involvement with Sports Include: 

  • The Australian Ballet 
  • Queensland Ballet
  • QUT Dance
  • Legally Blonde Australia
Headshot of Dr Melanie Fuller treating a ballet dancer's ankle

Get To Know Melanie

Dance related injuries, bone stress injuries, medial tibial periostitis/shin pain, anterior hip pain, patellofemoral pain/anterior knee pain, posterior ankle pain/impingement, ankle sprains, proximal hamstring tendinopathy, low back pain, lower limb overuse injuries in general

Dance teacher

Yoga, heading out for a nice lunch, reading a good book, catching up with friends and family. 
Ballet, contemporary dance, flamenco dance, musical theatre
I did ballet and contemporary dance, + jazz and musical theatre myself. I still keep up yoga, and the occasional barre class
To learn some Flamenco dance in Seville, Spain
Different teas mostly, lady grey is a favourite
I use to be able to do 32 fouettés en tournant, and I know what a Gargouillade is
Getting my PhD, and working with The Australian Ballet

Book An Appointment with Melanie Online Now

Melanie treats from our Bowen Hills Clinics. To book with Melanie choose your preferred locations and select Sports Physiotherapist from the list on our Booking System. 

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