Daniel Mellifont - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Daniel Mellifont

B Phty(Hons) Qld., M Physio(Sports) LaTrobe

  • Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy
  • APA Sports Physiotherapist
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Telephone
+61 07 5456 5014
Office location
SD-T-4-4.13
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Daniel Mellifont

Profile

Daniel loves learning and seeing others grow through learning.

His teaching focuses on inspiring learning through real life questions, skills and solutions based on a framework of professionalism, ethics, care and evidence.

Daniel is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports and Exercise Titled Physiotherapist and a member of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapists (IFSPT). As an advocate for the role of exercise in optimising health, he strongly endorses the philosophy - 'Move well, Stay well.' His experience across over two decades as a Physiotherapist includes clinical roles in private practices, both public and private hospitals and a professional sporting team as well as practice principal and state manager roles with a national allied health group.

Publications

Daniel's research was first published in 2012. His current teaching and research explores the synergies and tensions between musculoskeletal health, injury and sports performance with a focus on clinical biomechanics.

Research areas

  • musculoskeletal health and performance
  • clinical biomechanics in sport
  • learning and teaching in sports medicine

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • Exercise for Musculoskeletal Health

Daniel's specialist areas of knowledge include exercise science, physiotherapy, human anatomy, sports medicine, biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation

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