Dr. Melia is a board-licensed physical therapist, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from NYU and undergraduate Bachelor's degree in Dance from the University of Alabama. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP). Her areas of expertise include: manual therapy, movement and biomechanical analysis, postural / stabilization training, injury prevention, and foot & ankle pathologies. She has a special interest in working with women prenatal and postpartum, and movement disorders/Parkinson's disease.
As a clinician, her passion for helping others stems from personal experience as an injured dancer often in physical therapy. She gained an understanding of the impact of injury, and brings that to each patient interaction. Her approach is that of achieving quality movement patterns from a holistic view to rehabilitate from injury, develop functional strength, and achieve fitness/wellness goals. Whether a weekend warrior, new mom, competitive athlete, or performing artist, she strives to get patients back doing the things they love.
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Techniques & Post Professional Development
Mobilization with Movement manual therapy techniques were discovered and developed by Brian Mulligan F.N.Z.S.P. (Hon), Dip. M.T.. This simple yet effective manual approach addresses musculoskeletal disorders with pain free manual joint “repositioning” techniques during movement for restoration of function and abolition of pain.
Learn more at https://www.bmulligan.com/
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization