Esthesis – meaning ‘a sensation of touch’ is a physiotherapy practice established in 2015 in the lovely seaside community of Largs Bay. Whilst supporting clients with a range of issues, women’s health is it’s specialty.


Melissa Connell

Principal Physiotherapist

Bachelor of App. Sc. (Physiotherapy)

Post Graduate Certificate Women’s Health and Continence

Member of APA and Continence & Women’s Health Group

After graduating from the University of South Australia in 2000, Melissa went on to work in a number of different Musculoskeletal private practices, in which time she gained extensive experience in treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Her passion for women’s health and pelvic floor physiotherapy developed throughout her career which led to her completing a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health and Continence.

Melissa decided to open Esthesis Physiotherapy in 2015 and dedicate her career to helping women throughout the life stages achieve their optimal physical function and ultimately improve their quality of life.

Melissa works closely with a number of GP’s, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists treating women during antental and postnatal periods, and also assists in treating women with Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pre and Post Gynaecological Surgery, Pelvic Pain and a range of other Women’s Health issues. She has also completed levels 1-4 of Clinical Pilates training through Dance Medicine Australia and worked in various Pilates studios within Australia and believes that improving people’s movement patterns in conjunction with manual therapy is vital in long term rehabilitation.


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