Melani Boyce is a Senior Physiotherapist at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, where she specialises in treating patients with complex neurological conditions including Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. In 2012, Melani completed a clinical trial investigating the role of physiotherapy in the treatment of cervical dystonia in association with the University of Sydney. Melani has worked with neurological patients in various hospitals in Australia and Europe, including working with Jean-Pierre Bleton in Sainte Anne Hospital, Paris.




Please Note

Melani is now able to see patients with dystonia at Westmead Hospital. Please contact Melani at:

Physiotherapy department
Westmead Hospital
PO Box 533
Wentworthville, NSW, 2145
Ph: 8890 6500   Fax: 8890 7102

If you live outside the Western Sydney Local Health District area please forward a referral from your Neurologist to the Physiotherapy department and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment time.

With permission of Melani Boyce





Melani Boyce, physiotherapist, has commenced a new CD (cervical dystonia) study at Westmead hospital. She is  investigating the balance and function of people with CD and starting to look into falls in these people. Please click below on the two links for further information on the study.

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Read Melani’s papers via the links provided: –  “Active exercise for cervical dystonia – a pilot RCT”.

–  reliability study on rating the TWSTRS titled “The Toronto Western Spasmodic Torticollis Rating Scale: reliability in Neurologists and Physiotherapists.”