Manual Therapy Associates
Specializing in osteopathic physiotherapy, acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, headache disorder, women’s health, and visceral manipulation.
Our goal is getting you back to the things you love and enjoy!
Our Treatment Approach
What is Somatic Dysfunction (SD)?
Somatic dysfunction begins with injury. This can involve the nervous system, fascia, muscle, the vascular system and inflammatory processes, and the immune system.
Somatic dysfunction alters structures that then produces altered function. This results in altered movement patterns. Left untreated, altered movement patterns can result in secondary somatic dysfunction, which produces further structural imbalance and pain.
Individualized Treatment Plans
We understand that every patient is different and requires and individualized treatment plan, specifically addressing their individual goals.
Our practitioners will specifically evaluate your problem (s) and prioritize end goals so you can return to the things in life you love and enjoy.
Meet the Team
A graduate of Shenandoah University, Melissa began her career in acute care and has practiced physical therapy since 2007. Her study of manual therapy with ANS Balance HRV starting in 2015 changed her outlook on traditional physical therapy and she now uses this knowledge to help improve patient pain, mobility, and function.
As a previously certified CrossFit coach, athlete, and weightlifter, Melissa understands how passionate athletes are about their sport and wants to keep them injury free and moving to the best of their ability.
Melissa resides in Gresham with her husband and son. When she’s not busy helping her clients, she enjoys cooking, hiking, weightlifting, and gardening.