- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Melissa completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree at Western University in 2016. Before pursuing physiotherapy, she received an undergraduate degree from Western in 2011 with an honours specialization in Biology and a minor in Psychology. In 2018, she completed her doctorate degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences in the field of Physical Therapy with her area of research exploring exercise for older adults with chronic back pain.
Melissa is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centred care by offering a reflective approach to clinical practice, a genuine interest in well-being and recovery from injury, and a desire to help people live healthy active lifestyles at any age. She believes in lifelong learning and has completed postgraduate training in acupuncture and cervical dysfunction.
As a new mom herself, Melissa has a keen interest in working with pediatric populations (babies, toddlers, and young children). Through comprehensive assessments and play-based therapy, she can work with infants and their parents on concerns pertaining to gross motor milestones, development, and musculoskeletal issues.
In her downtime, Melissa enjoys being outdoors in the sunshine, running, hiking and skiing, as well as spending time with her family and friends. Melissa is excited to be part of the physiotherapy team at LiveWell Waterloo (formerly Absolute Rehab Centre) and continuing to serve the community in KW.