Dr. Melanie is our Founder, CEO and Executive Director. She attained her Masters in Physical Therapy with honors in February, 1998 and her Doctor of PT in 2008, both from the College of St Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She has 20+ years experience working in a variety of fields including 11 years in spinal cord injury and brain injury acute rehabilitation while at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Her passion is embodied in her creation of ExercisABILITIES. Dr. Melanie is dedicated to improving access to rehabilitation and specialized fitness to all people who desire to continue to improve their abilities beyond our traditional medical and insurance models. Her practice specialties include anything neurologic in adults. Special certifications include activity based training from the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation NeuroRecovery Network, NDT (neuro-development technique) based rehab for stroke recovery, and aquatic therapy. Although these days Dr Melanie spends much of her time in meetings and in her office doing business work for EA, she loves to get out on the gym floor and mentor others in these areas of practice.
At home, Melanie is busy with keeping 3 busy daughters running to their activities. She enjoys traveling to far off places which include South Africa, Europe, and New Zealand.