Melissa completed her Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Western Ontario in 2016. Before pursuing physiotherapy, she received an undergraduate degree from Western in 2011 with an honours specialization in Biology and a minor in Psychology. Most recently, she completed her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with her area of research examining exercise for older adults with chronic back pain. Melissa is dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care by offering a reflective approach to clinical practice, a genuine interest in well-being and recovery from illness and injury, and a desire to help people live healthy, active lifestyles at any age. In her downtime, Melissa enjoys being outdoors in the sunshine, running, hiking and skiing, as well as spending time with her family and friends. Melissa is excited to join the physiotherapy team at Absolute Rehab Centre, and looks forward to serving the community in KW.