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2017 RIO Paralympics with Physiotherapist Melissa Nolan

Camp Hill’s Melissa Nolan at the RIO Paralympics

Melissa Nolan has earned herself the amazing opportunity of travelling to the Rio Paralympics, and working side by side some of Australia’s most talented Paralympians. Since completing a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) in 2008 and a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies (Exercise Physiology) in 2009 at the University of Queensland, she has worked at Allsports Physiotherapy Camp Hill, where she has been a partner since 2013.

Her passion for sports physiotherapy lies in high-performance competition and with a special interest in Para-sports. Previously, she took on the exciting role of Physiotherapist for the Australia Para-Canoe/Kayak Program – which consisted of 6 athletes, who performed extremely well, bringing home an incredible three medals ( one gold, one silver, and one bronze). In 2013, she also had the privilege of travelling as part of the medical team with the Australian Para-Athletics Team, who competed at the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships. Incredibly, she is also a Para-cycling national trainee classifier, which involves classifying athletes into categories for Para-cycling competition.

“What an incredible experience to mark the start of the 2016 Paralympic Games, and an amazing 10 days of competition ahead” – Mel Nolan

Wishing all of our Aussie Paralympians great success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games!