PT, MPT, OCS, CertMDT
Senior Physical Therapist
Melissa has worked in hospital and private practice settings. While in the acute care setting, she worked primarily with orthopedic and neurological patients, and has extensive experience treating post-surgical orthopedic patients. Her main goal as a Physical Therapist is to aide patients in improving their functional mobility and quality of life. Melissa resides in Bourbonnais with her husband Brian and their 3 children.
Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Governors State University, 2006
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management/Exercise Science from Olivet Nazarene University, 2003
Orthopedic Clinic Specialist - certified by the APTA
Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (often called the "McKenzie Method")
Get To Know Me
What led you to become a Physical Therapist?
I played sports throughout high school and college and, unfortunately, had to work through my own injuries. I was always thankful for the support and knowledge of athletic trainers and physical therapists!
What is something people may be surprised to learn about you?
I can whistle louder than anyone you have ever met.
What would your perfect afternoon off include?
My perfect afternoon off would start with a stop at Starbucks for an iced coffee. I would then head out to garage and estate sales or antique stores to hunt for treasures for the booth a friend and I have at a local antique store. I would finish up the afternoon on our back patio, reading a good book and listening to my children play out in the yard.