Dr. Melissa first became interested in Chiropractic after competing at a World Cup Skeleton event with an injured hip. She was told she would require surgery to be able to continue with her sport, but instead chose to be treated conservatively and was able to compete at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada. Melissa never had the surgery and is still able to remain active and pain-free thanks to regular chiropractic care.
Dr. Melissa received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wollongong - Australia, and then went on to complete her formal chiropractic training and graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic - West with Magna Cum Laude honors.
Dr. Melissa is focused on helping people to achieve a pain-free lifestyle through examination, diagnosis and treatment of the neuromusculoskeletal system including movement and posture analysis, rehabilitative and therapeutic exercise, and nutritional guidance.
Dr. Melissa has additional training in
- Active Release Technique- a movement based massage technique to release tight muscles
- Graston Technique- instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization
- Rock-Tape RockDoc certified
- National Academy of Sports Medicine Corrective Exercise Specialist
Dr. Melissa loves working with anyone who wishes to improve his or her health and well-being and is in the process of completing the Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner accreditation to ensure a full-body approach to care.
She is also trained in Diversified, Thompson Drop, and Activator chiropractic techniques.
Dr. Melissa is now retired from international competitive skeleton racing but still loves to stay active with regular track running workouts, weightlifting, yoga, surfing, and snowboarding. She also enjoys relaxing with her fiancé and their German shepherd, Axel.