Myotherapist / Director
Since graduating in 2007, Melinda’s focus has centered on treatment and rehabilitation of sports and occupational injuries along with women’s health and pregnancy related musculoskeletal and biomechanical concerns.
Melinda enjoys helping people who suffer from bruxism, headaches, neck and jaw related concerns.
In 2015, Melinda became a Board Member of the Myotherapy Association of Australia (MAA), to contribute in the running of the not-for-profit organisation and the future of the Myotherapy profession.
Within a year of joining the board, Melinda was promoted to the secretary position of the board for 3 years and has now been elected and assigned as Vice President of the Myotherapy Association of Australia.
MAA is Australia’s only professional association dedicated to the interest of myotherapists.
Read more on our association here: www.myotherapy.org.au
Melinda has worked in various clinical settings and sporting clubs, working closely alongside Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, Osteopaths and chiropractors. This experience has allowed Melinda to have a better understanding of how healthcare professionals can work together to provide the best possible treatment plan to suit the individual’s needs.
As a Myotherapist, Melinda has a wide range of treatment options at her disposal to ensure an effective and efficient outcome every time. Melinda looks forward to integrating Myotherapy care with personalised rehabilitation programs for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries, to give you the confidence in doing what you love most.
To keep active Melinda enjoys participating in regular yoga and pilates classes for strength and conditioning. She also likes to participate in triathlons and long distance running events.
In Melinda's spare time she enjoys spending time along the surf coast with dark chocolate, pinot noir, her husband and three doggos.
DR. ALEX D'AGOSTIN
Alex graduated from the University of Ballarat with a Bachelor degree in Exercise and Sport Science majoring in Exercise Rehabiliation in 2012 and from RMIT with a double degree in Osteopathy and Health Science.
Alex has currently been working for a year as an Osteopath. Alex has a strong intrest in sport and biomechanical injuries, spending many years involved in local and state level sporting clubs assisting in injuried prevention and rehabilitation.
If you’re looking to develop your running skills and technique Alex is here to help you. Her past experience in athletics training and sport coaching compliments her hands-on osteopathic treatments.
If Alex isn’t running marathons in her spare time, you’ll probably find her in the kitchen cooking delicious healthy snacks and meals, or travelling and exploring the great outdoors.
Alex is available for appointments Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Having degrees in both Physical Education Teaching and Psychology, this has given Raúl the capability to take relevant information and fully understand his clients' conditions to get the best outcomes through his treatments. Raúl has experienced that having his patients understand the causes of their issues and how the body works contributes to much more effective results. Raúl considers movement as the basic pillar of a healthy lifestyle.
Raúl has completed his diploma of Remedial Massage in 2017 and he is currently studying Myotherapy. Raúl is taking interest in Postural Integration and Myofascial Needling philosophies and techniques. He also enjoys constantly learning new techniques to improve his current skill set.
Raúl was born in Spain. He has played handball for the last 17 years in different European teams. During all that time he has experienced the impact of “hands on” treatments on his injuries and rehabilitation. It was, in fact, a lower back injury what influenced him get into this industry.
Outside of work, our practitioner enjoys working out in the gym and meet new people throughout the exercise and fitness community. He also loves cooking, especially his favorite cultural Spanish cuisine. Don’t be afraid to ask him about these traditional family recipes! When not flicking through recipe books, Raul loves reading about world history.
Just like the rest of the team at Moonee Ponds Myo & Osteo, Raúl loves travelling! He has lived in Poland and England before moving to Australia. He enjoys learning from other cultures and sharing all his experiences with his clients.
Elisha is now into her 15thyear as a Myotherapist. After graduating in 2003 she began working in a new start-up clinic, and within 2 years had taken over as director. Now, two children later, it was time to take a step back and enjoy her little family.
Over the years Elisha has worked at numerous local and amateur football and netball clubs. She has always felt the need to support her local community.
Elisha’s main area of interest is chronic pain. With the main focus being educating her clients to help them understand their pain and dysfunction. Alongside with manual treatment, she encourages clients to be involved in their own recovery, through rehabilitation exercises, postural corrections and at times lifestyle changes. Nothing makes her happier than seeing clients moving better and managing their bodies.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her tribe, Evie and Jack and husband Steve. They often frequent the Zoo’s and will often run into you and your family enjoying the day out. At home you will normally find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, usually with one of the kids either helping, making more mess or touching the hot oven!