Melissa was first exposed to Pilates as a teenager, but it wasn’t until she completed her Physiotherapy studies and enrolled into her first course with Polestar that her passion for teaching really ignited. During her Polestar journey, Melissa was privileged to work closely with some of the leading experts in the physiotherapy and Pilates industries in Australia. As well her undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Melissa currently holds a Diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction. Melissa is committed to life-long learning, having recently completed the ConnectTherapy™ Series for physiotherapists as well as training in therapeutic yoga and meditation. Her extensive training has culminated in a deep appreciation of the connectedness of the human body and in the emerging field of mind-body medicine. Melissa is actively involved in vocational training and has proudly represented the Polestar Education team since 2014.