Physio Interview: Melanie Potgieter
Welcome Mel to our family! Let’s find out more about her in the interview.
Q. Tell us about your professional background Mel?
I graduated as a physiotherapist in South Africa in 1995. I served in the South African Defence Force, 1996-2000, working at the Military Hospital. I worked mostly with amputees, lower leg orthopeadics, ICU and hand rehabilitation. In 2000 we moved to Hong Kong where I’ve been working in private practice in Central and Discovery Bay, and have owned my own practice since 2006. We have just recently moved from South Lantau to Pok Fu Lam, so am excited to join up with Prohealth Sports & Spinal.
What are your interests?
I have been the team physiotherapist for the Hong Kong National Netball team since 2003. I play and umpire club netball. I am also very involved in coaching youth netball and rugby as well as netball umpire development. I have three teenage girls that all play rubgy and netball and keep me on my toes.
What skills can you offer the clients of Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy?
After practicing for 24 years, I have had a lot of experience in all sorts of conditions. I have had a lot of experience with lower back and pelvis dysfunction, post masectomy and abdominal /cosmetic surgeries, lymph drainage for cancer, acute sports injuries and post surgeries. I am a hands on manual therapist but I like to use Pilates based exercises and dry needling as part of my treatments.
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