Melanie Roberts


Principal Physio – Melanie is the Principal physiotherapist with 21 years physiotherapy experience in private practice. Melanie started Gold Coast Sports & Spinal Physio in February 2003.  She graduated from the University of South Australia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy and completed a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy in 2002.  She began her career working in private practice as well as in hospitals before working over in the UK . Following this she worked for three years in a private practice/private hospital before heading off to work in the USA.  Since returning she has worked in private practice, mainly in the area of sports physiotherapy.  Since 2007 Melanie has become an “APA Sports Physiotherapist”, a specialist title awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

She has previous experience with various sporting teams including freestyle snow skiing with the ‘Australian Ski Team’ as well as Australian Rules, Rugby Union and League and Motor Racing both nationally and internationally.  Her main areas of interest are with sports related problems, lower limb biomechanics, hip and pelvic tendinopathies as well as neck/back pain and headaches.  Melanie loves treating those patients who have been “everywhere” and not found a solution to their pain and dysfunction – “the more complicated the better”.  She has completed the Watson Headache® Institute (run by founder Dean Watson - – Level 1, Level 2 and finally Level 3 to be a Watson Headache® Certified Practitioner, for migraine and headache treatments.  She has also completed Level 1 DMA Pilates course for “core stability” training, as well as various other post-grad courses including Sports Physio Level 1 and 2, dry needling Level 1 with CPD and Level 1 and Level 2 (advanced) with GEMt. Melanie has also completed courses in ”Safe and Effective Cervical Manipulation”, hip and pelvic stabilisaton and treating hip and pelvic tendinopathies to name a few.  Melanie is an extremely passionate physiotherapist who prides herself in achieving excellent results.  Melanie is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and the Sports Physiotherapy Group as a Titled Member.

Melanie is a preferred provider for Medibank Private and BUPA and participates in the “More for Muscles” program with HCF.

Melanie has also opened a sister clinic Gold Coast Headache Clinic.

When not working, Melanie loves spending time with her family, including her two young boys.


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