03 9305 7035
72 Bridgewater Road,
Craigieburn, 3064

Dr. Melissa Ward

Dr. Melissa Ward

Osteopath & Owner of Back 2 Basics Health Care

Melissa graduated from Victoria University at the end of 2003 with a Bachelor of Science (Clinical Science) and a Masters in Health Science (Osteopathy). Melissa has been consulting in Craigieburn since 2004 and was the first Osteopath to set up business in Craigieburn.

Her treatment techniques are quite structural, comprising of some joint manipulation, massage and other related soft tissue techniques, with a large emphasis on postural and ergonomic advice and stretching (where applicable). Throughout treatment, Melissa aims to educate our clients on factors such as sleeping positions, workstation ergonomics, or correct lifting techniques to empower them to alter daily activities that may be contributing to their pain. Melissa treats a large number of pregnant women, throughout all stages of their pregnancy (using gentle techniques) and treats a lot of new mums with many musculoskeletal aches and pains. Having 2 children herself, she understands the importance of correct positioning when feeding, bathing and settling babies that are sometimes overlooked in post natal care.

Melissa treats all musculoskeletal aches and pains ranging from neck, back pain and headaches, to jaw pain and sinusitis, plantar fasciitis, and RSI of the wrist. She has completed postgraduate training in clinical pilates which she incorporates into her strengthening or rehabilitative programs or can develop reformer and mat based programs for those looking to strengthen or rehabilitate chronic injuries.