Melissa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She is originally from Chicago. Melissa has worked in a variety of outpatient orthopedic settings including aquatic physical therapy. Melissa is skilled in postural correction, post-surgical rehabilitation, gait and running mechanics, balance and proprioceptive training, as well as pregnancy and postpartum.
Melissa strongly emphasizes core stability and injury prevention in her treatment programs. She is a huge proponent of patient and family education. She believes each patient should have an active role in his or her care.
Melissa is particularly interested in treating women's health and athletes of all ages. She is currently pursuing her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.
When Melissa is not treating patients in the clinic, she enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and running in Prospect Park.