Melissa is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she completed her Master of Physical Therapy in 2011 and Bachelor of Human Kinetics in 2009.
Melissa was exposed to Physiotherapy as a teenager after multiple sport-related ankle injuries, which led to her appreciation for exercise and rehabilitation. While completing her Bachelor’s degree, she volunteered at an adapted aquatics program where she assisted with pool-based exercises for patients in long-term care. It was through this experience that she developed her passion for working with people of all ages and abilities and found fulfillment in being a part of a person’s rehabilitation journey.
Melissa uses a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), and therapeutic exercise to create individualized treatment plans to help her patients achieve their goals and optimum function. She also has additional training to assess and treat those who suffer from common vestibular disorders.
Melissa has a love for volleyball and has played competitively and recreationally since she was a pre-teen. She also has experience in competitive swimming. She enjoys working with various young athletes to assist them to achieve optimal movement and strength to improve their sports performance. As a mother of two young children, she also has a special interest in working with women pre- and post-natal to address any pain, strength, and mobility issues that they may be experiencing. Her other interests include running, Pilates, and yoga, and she has recently begun training for sprint-distance triathlons. Melissa is in the process of acquiring her certification in Clinical Pilates and looks forward to being able to offer this in her practice.
- Intramuscular Stimulation (Chan Gunn, CG-IMS)
- Medical Acupuncture (AFCI)
- Introductory and Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation
- Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy Level 1 and 2
- Mulligan Concept Introduction workshop and completion certificate