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Your physiotherapist in West Pennant Hills

Emel “Mel” Colgar

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (major in Manipulative Physiotherapy)
  • Mel has been a physiotherapist for more than 30 years. She has attended more than 70 thousand physiotherapy sessions in her private practice in the last 16 years only. She worked in rehabilitation hospitals overseas and Australia earlier in her professional years. Her special interests are shoulder pain and neck pain.

She finished her postgraduate study at The University of Sydney where she was able to enhance  her skills and knowledge further in her profession.

Currently, she is practicing from West Pennant Hills with a one patient at a time principle due to current pandemics. 

Publications & Designs

  • Stop Headache, Neck Pain and Bad Posture: For Adults, Online Gamers, Teenagers, Students.
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Recent Activities

She presented at the conferences about shoulder problems;

  • KDMA(Ku ring gai District Medical Association) Leura Conference (2021). (Click here to see the presentation)
  • NZ Shoulder and Elbow Society Conference in New Caledonia (2019)
  • SESA Closed Conference in Brisbane Queensland (2014)

Helmet & Rotator Band

She obtained her first design patent from IP Australia for two resistive exercising tools for the neck in 2014.

Mel is a member of:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Shoulder and Elbow Physiotherapists Australasia
  • Kuring-gai District Medical Association
  • Medicare Local Northern Sydney Health Area

Some of the conferences and courses she attended:

  • Sports and Exercise Symposium 2024
    ‘The Great Debate: To operate, or not to operate? Saturday 16 March 2024
  • Sports and Exercise Symposium 2022 ‘The Great Debate: To operate, or not to operate?’ Saturday 15th October 2022
  • Office Ergonomics 07 February 2022
  • 11th Masterclass E-Symposium Saturday 31st July 2021
  • KDMA(Ku ring gai District Medical Association) Leura Conference (2021)
  • BESS(British Elbow and Shoulder Society)  2020 International Scientific Meeting and Instructional Course
  • 10th Annual Masterclass Symposium 18th July 2020 by Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • NZ Shoulder Elbow Society Conference in New Caledonia 2019
  • PAIN SCIENCE 2.0: Brain Models of Biopsychosocial Care and Why It Matters 15 March 2019
  • The Complete and Advanced Upper Quadrant – 19-21 October 2018
  • 2017 SEPA Education Seminar, March 2017
  • Musculoskeletal Segmental & Dry Needling for Physiotherapists (Western Acupuncture) October 2016
  • APA Australian Physiotherapy Conference 2015
  • APA NSW Symposium 2016, Physiotherapy: an evolving world
  • APA Shoulder Pathology Seminar Dr W. Ben Kibler 2014
  • APA NSW Symposium Get Physical 2014
  • Jeremy Lewis: The Shoulder – Theory and Practice 2013
  • SESA  Shoulder  and Elbow Society of Australia Closed Conference 2012
  • APA Australian Physiotherapy Conference 2011
  • SESA Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia Closed Conference 2010
  • APA Australian Physiotherapy Conference 2009
  • APA State Branch Conference 2008