PT, DPT, COMT
Mel was born and raised in Alaska. She graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, in 2007 with her BA in psychology, and later went on to earn her DPT, graduating with distinction, from Northern Arizona University in 2011. She is certified in diagnosis and manual therapy for the spine and extremities through the IAOM-US, basic manual lymphatic drainage through the Dr. Vodder School International, and Level 1 Stecco Fascial Manipulation. Mel is also currently developing an oncology rehabilitation program to serve the needs unique to this population. While not working, Mel enjoys spending time with family and friends, and volunteering at the Mat Su Animal Shelter. She is an avid football fan, and loves the Pittsburgh Steelers.