Melissa Spano

An image of Melissa Spano is an occupational therapist with the Therapy Pro Melbourne team

Occupational Therapist


  • Works with adults
  • Works with children

Occupational therapist Melissa Spano can help you improve daily living functions—like bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, community access and leisure activities—through assessment and appropriately tailored interventions.

A self-confessed gadget girl, Melissa says assisted technologies—whether simple or high-tech—can make huge differences.

She helps clients with aids and equipment assessments and may make recommendations for minor modifications at home to improve independence and safety.

Before joining Therapy Pro, Melissa worked mostly with adults with a disability, often in supported living.

She’s particularly experienced supporting the needs of people with intellectual disability or autism, as well as clients with dual diagnoses.

“I seek to support greater independence and quality of living every day,” Melissa says.

“I will always look to the strengths of the individual and seek ways to better achieve their goals.”

While gaining OT experience in community, aged care and acute hospital settings, she’s been a disability support worker for a number of years, acquiring greater insight into daily challenges.

Her understanding and empathy also come from a lived experience of an extended family member who is nonverbal.

Melissa is an Australian Catholic University – Melbourne graduate.