Mrs Mel South

Highly Specialist Physiotherapist
BSc (Hons), MSc

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Mel South at Spire include:

Orthopaedics at Spire Southampton Hospital

Other treatments

Assessment and treatment/rehabilitation of musculoskeletal lower limb problems. Combined (and individual) gait lab analysis with podiatry.

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Professional profile

After qualifying in 1993, I completed my junior rotations in Kent. Following a period of travelling, & working as a physiotherapist in New Zealand I returned to Southampton in 1996, and began my role as Foot & Ankle specialist physiotherapist in 1999, at Southampton University Hospital trust. I gained a distinction in a masters degree in "Sports injury assessment & treatment" from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2003, & began working at Spire in 2006. Throughout this time I worked with various high level sports clubs, including ice hockey, Solent Stars basketball team, & Hampshire rugby. At Spire Perform I am fortunate to be able to run combined clinics with a podiatrist in our gait lab,& still maintain extremely close links with our orthopaedic consultants.

I specialise in lower limb pathologies, with a special interest in the foot & ankle. This includes trauma, biomechanical assessment, as well as pre & post operative treatment. I run the gait lab with our podiatrist & offer a unique, combined clinic with him. I also work closely with one of our orthopaedic paediatric consultants, & rehabilitate many of his post operative patients.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Batchelor of Science Physiotherapy / University of Brighton / 1993
This is the qualification given to chartered physiotherapists upon qualifying.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy spending time with my husband & 2 children.
Hobbies include Obtacle Course Runs (especially if involving LOTS of mud!), and pole fitness.

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Private contact details

Telephone 023 8076 4348

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