Melanie has been working in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine for the past 10 years. Melanie graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. Melanie has successfully completed her Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT). She has also completed courses in Acupuncture, TRX Sports Medicine Suspension training and Myofascial Release. Currently, she is working towards her Rehab Pilates Instructor Certification through Stott Pilates.
Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?
I am a registered ‘Part B’ physiotherapist, otherwise called ‘FCAMPT’ (Fellow of the College of Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapists). This means that in Canada, I have the highest academic levels of manual therapy and advanced training in joint mobilizations and manipulation. Furthermore, I have over 10 years of experience in treating sports, ergonomic and repetitive strain injuries.
What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?
I provide a variety of treatment techniques to help client's achieve their goals; however, my top three treatments are Manual Therapy (joint mobilization and manipulation), Pilates-based exercises and Myofascial release.
What are you proud of in your practice?
At SEMI, we provide a team treatment approach, meaning that we have many health professionals with varying expertise who collaborate to achieve the patient's goals.
Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?
Tough question! I enjoy providing treatment for knee, back, neck and shoulder injuries whether they are related to sports, repetitive strain or rehabilitation following surgery. I also enjoy using pilates-based exercises to correct poor posture and alignment related to desk work and muscle weaknesses.