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Alla Melman

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

MScMed (PainMgt), B. App.Sc. (Phty), Cert Acup (Dry Needling), APA Titled Pain Physio, PhD Candidate

What do you like most about being a Physio?

I enjoy making a positive difference in people’s lives every day. It is a privilege to be able to make such a positive impact on someone’s health and well-being.

Why did you choose to do further study in Chronic Pain?

Persistent pain is such a challenging area of medicine, and we still don’t have all the answers. I wanted to be able to offer the best available treatment to my clients and be comfortable with treating complex conditions.

What do you enjoy about teaching exercises to your patients?

I enjoy seeing patients progress week to week, becoming ready for new challenges. I help them achieve their goals; be it to be able to pick up their kids easily, go skiing or hiking on holidays, or get back to sport and dance.

Why is it that you consider Women’s health so important?

I think mothers in particular put themselves last on the priority list. It is essential to get proper assessment and treatment after having a baby, so that you are not dealing with complications down the track.

I recommend to all new mums to routinely have a post baby checkup so we can be sure all is fine.

What are some of the conditions you find rewarding to treat?

Conditions I find particularly satisfying to treat are headaches, as this makes a profound impact on someone’s mood and ability to think clearly. Many headaches can be relieved quite easily and I enjoy seeing the change in a client’s eyes and mood as the headache lifts.

APA Titled Pain Physiotherapist

I completed a clinical research fellowship, studying the effects of virtual reality exergaming on low back pain.

This has led to currently being enrolled as a PhD Candidate, developing a virtual hospital model of care to reduce hospital

admissions for back pain. I am passionate about staying up to date with research, and applying it to my clinical practice.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I love to walk, kayak and swim. I also love to paint with water colours and experiment in the kitchen by making fermented veggies such as sauerkraut and pickles.

To book with Alla to help you with:
  • Women’s health
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
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