Melissa was born in raised in Palmer, IA and now resides in Coralville, IA. Melissa received her undergraduate degree from University of Northern Iowa in Exercise Science. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from Des Moines University.
In her free time Melissa enjoys running, volleyball, biking, spending time with family and friends and watching the Hawkeyes. Melissa became interested in physical therapy after having to receive PT after two knee injuries in high school. What she loves most about the profession is the opportunity to spend time getting to know each patient personally and the ability to help them get back to their full potential after injury.