Melanie Miers

Melanie Miers

Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor & Lactation (breast feeding) Pain Specialist

Melanie is a British Physiotherapist who was born and raised in Hong Kong. In 1996, she completed her Bsc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom and worked briefly there before returning to Hong Kong where she has embarked on an accomplished career in Physiotherapy. Melanie at PhysioMotion offers an exclusive service as a Lactation Pain Specialist Physiotherapist.

Melanie is a keen athlete and has represented Hong Kong in hockey at an international level. This has given her personal in depth knowledge about the demands of high level sport and the role that injury management plays. She maximized these experiences when she was the team Physiotherapist to the Hong Kong Women's and under 16's Rugby teams; at international events such as the Hong Kong 7's Rugby & Hong Kong Football Club 10's Rugby Tournament, The Maclehose Trailwalker, Watson's Water Tennis Challenge and the Hong Kong Squash Open.

Having worked predominantly in private practice, Melanie has extensive experience in orthopaedic sports and spinal issues whether with amateurs or elite level athletes. She is able to use her strong diagnostic skills based on sound biomechanical models to assess and treat acute injuries, chronic overuse problems, lumbo-pelvic related issues and post-surgical cases. Melanie is also a certified Clinical Pilates instructor who focuses on specific individually targeted core stabilization exercise programs for clients including post-partum mothers.

Melanie personally knows what is needed to recover from pregnancy having had three children. As a Physiotherapist, she understands that a woman's body changes dramatically from this experience and full recovery often requires the expertise that she is able to provide. She is able to use manual therapy needed for optimal biomechanical alignment, exercise prescription to develop strength and also specialist knowledge as a Lactation Pain Specialist Physiotherapist for breast pain related to breast feeding. This specialty assists breast feeding mothers who are suffering from mastalgia (breast pain) or mastitis (inflammation / infection of breast tissue) to continue breast feeding naturally. Early detection and treatment of mastalgia can provide immediate relief through provision of massage, therapeutic ultrasound and lymphatic drainage enhancing taping and expert advice regarding methods on how to return to pain-free breast feeding. In this role, Melanie will liaise with your mid-wife to assist in the prevention of breast pain.

As with all staff at PhysioMotion, Melanie has extensive post graduate training and practices the best treatment techniques in order to give the highest standard of patient care.

To make an appointment with Melanie, contact us at 2525 8168.
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