Myotherapist / Director
Since graduating in 2007, Melinda’s focus has centered on treatment and rehabilitation of sports and occupational injuries and postural 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 (MA), to contribute in the running of the not-for-profit organisation and the future of the Myotherapy profession.
Within Melindas five year position on the board, she spent three years as Secretary and was promoted to Vice President for her final year on the Board of Directors with MA.
MA is Australia’s only professional association dedicated to the interest of Myotherapists.
Melinda has worked in various clinical settings and sporting clubs, working closely alongside Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Podiatrists, Exercise Physiologists, Naturopaths, Dieticians 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 seasonal triathlons and long distance running events.
In Melinda's spare time she enjoys grabbing a coffee at one of Moonee Valleys many fine cafes, and spending weekends along the surf coast with dark chocolate, Pinot Noir, her husband and three Jack Russell Terriers, of which you may even see assisting as "Therapy Dogs" in the clinic on the odd occasion.
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 Mondays and Fridays.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Raúls background in Physical Education Teaching and Psychology gives him the capability to extract relevant information and include emotions as an important factor to consider in approaching his patients’ physical conditions. Raúl experienced that getting his patients to understand how our musculoskeletal system works and the possible causes of their complaints contributes to excellent results. Raúl considers moving as the basic and most important pillar of a healthy lifestyle.
Raúl completed his Advanced Diploma of Myotherapy and Diploma of Remedial Massage in Max Therapy Institute. His best interests are in Postural Integration and Myofascial Needling philosophies and techniques. He also enjoys constantly learning new techniques to improving his current skill sets.
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 that inspired him get into this industry.
Outside of work, Raúl mainly likes working out in the gym, both to exercise and also make new friends. He also loves cooking, especially the sophisticated Spanish cuisine which is his favourite. Don’t be afraid to ask him about different recipes, he can definitely content your stomach. Travelling and reading history books are big addictions for him. 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.
You'll find Raul in the clinic and available for sessions on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Remedial Massage Therapist
Charlton Szapiro is an accredited Remedial Massage Therapist and a member of Massage and Myotherapy Australia. Charlton's practice is inclusive with significant experience working with a variety of clients including fitness professionals, everyday workers, those with active lifestyles, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Charlton brings a sensitive and compassionate quality to his practice, helping his clients to understand their treatment and condition, whilst offering rehabilitative techniques and strategies to ensure a pain-free life. Utilising a combination of skills to help release tension and restore range of motion, including cupping and dry needling, Charlton has helped his clients manage their pain and stay active.
His empathetic and collaborative approach ensures that each client has an experience that is tailored to their individual needs, health goals, and concerns. He also maintains an active interest in nutrition, weight training, cycling and meditation.
You'll Find Charlton in the clinic available for Massage sessions on Thursdays and Saturdays