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Melanie Massey
Physical Therapist/Owner
West Monroe

Degree: Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, 1993
University: Louisiana State University Medical Center, Shreveport

A native of West Monroe, Melanie Massey has been a member of our community for the past 40+ years. She is most proud of her role as mama to her girls, Ellie Sue and Gabbi.  Ellie will be in first grade this year, and Gabbi is starting kindergarten.  Melanie's husband, Todd is active in the business side of operations at her clinic, Melanie Massey Physical Therapy.  They'll celebrate 17 years of marriage this September.

 

Melanie's first love was art, and when she decided 26 years ago to change her major from advertising design to pre physical therapy, she had no idea the impact that decision would have on the direction of her life or on our community as a whole.  To stay in touch with her "artsy" side, Melanie teaches children and adult art classes in her home.  Additionally, she is a speaker and trainer in the area of leadership, thus she combines this information with art activities, hosting weekend art retreats, entertaining women from all over the country. Melanie's art business is called MoJoy and provides handmade jewelry to a number of businesses, including Herringstone's and Duck Commander.  She has been the author of a blog, mymojoy.com for the past 10 years. 

 

Melanie has been the sole owner of Melanie Massey Physical Therapy for the past 18 years, and has been a PT for 20 years.  She began her career in pediatrics, which had a natural progression to teens and adults with neurological disorders, such as stroke, cerebral palsy, and brain injuries.  In the past five years, her interests have turned to pelvic floor rehab, both for men and women, as the aging population has really seen an upswing of patients asking for help in this area.  MMPT operates clinics in West Monroe, Monroe, Ruston and Shreveport.

 

Melanie anticipates exceptional growth in the area of pelvic floor, and expects to have a full pelvic floor team in the next two years, with practitioners in her West Monroe, Monroe, and Ruston clinics.  She wants women and men to take charge of their problems in this area, and be open for learning, thus growth, armed with the education and tools to create their own freedom from the bondage of pelvic pain and or incontinence.

Continuing Education:

  • Using the APTA Physical Therapist Clinical Performance Instrument for Students: A Self Guided Training Course
  • Outpatient Therapy CPT Coding, Billing and Documentation for Rehabilitation Reimbursement
  • Early Steps: Spectrum of Child Development
  • Early Steps: Making Informed Decisions
  • Louisiana Board of Physical Therapy Jurisprudence Continuing Education Course 2012
  • Clinical Examination and Manual Therapy of the Hip and Pubic Symphysis
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment Level One � St. Louis, MO
  • Early Steps: Introduction to Teaming Practices in Early Intervention
  • Early Steps: Individualized Family Services Plan
  • Early Steps: Family Centered Practices
  • Early Steps: A New Look
  • Comprehensive Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral Restabilization � Boise, ID
  • Louisiana Board of Physical Therapy Jurisprudence Continuing Education Course 2009
  • Treatment of Bowel, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor Disorders - Milwaukee, WI
  • Therapeutic Taping in Pediatrics - Shreveport, LA
  • Sensory Integration and Praxis - Little Rock, AR
  • Vestibular Habilitation from the Core - Irving, TX
  • Treating Children with Severe Physical Disabilities - Marcia Stamer, PT @ MMPT
  • Torticollis: Diagnosis, Assessment & Treatment of Infants & Children - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Components of Movement: Principles of Neuro-Developmental Treatment - Chicago, IL
  • Biomechanical & Sensory Strategies to Improve Movement Control in Neuromotor Deficits - Nancy Hilton, PT @ MMPT
  • Spasticity Management: Focus on Rehabilitation - Minneapolis, MN
  • 3rd Annual Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Through a Child's Sense: Explaining Challenging Behaviors from a Sensory Perspective - Greenville, MS
  • Outcome Based Measurement in Pediatric Therapy - Irving, TX
  • Advanced Clinical Practice in Pediatric Physical Therapy - Reno, NV
  • Physical Therapy and Pediatric Neurology: Current Concepts & Strategies to Acquire Functional Outcomes
  • Advanced Massage Techniques for PT's - Bossier, LA
  • A Well Organized Vestibular System, A Well Organized Brain - Caddo Parish School System
  • Function: Normal Movement Components
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Management for Adults with Neuromotor Dysfunction
  • Sensorimotor Treatment Strategies, Part I & II
  • Feldenkrais Workshop
  • Cascade Orthotics DAFO Workshop
  • Botulism Toxin Injections and Intrathecal Baclofen
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation of the Pediatric Patient
  • Case 2: A Child with Myelodysplasia
  • Case 6: An Individual with Fibromyalgia
  • Aquatic Therapy for Children with Physical Disabilities: Integrating PT with other Disciplines in a Variety of Settings
  • Management of a Child with Cerebral Palsy: Comparison of Neuro-developmental and Dynamic Systems Approaches Making Sound Clinical Decisions
  • Enhancing Treatment Repertoires for Children with Diplegia
  • Muscle Imbalances and Pain-Related Syndromes
  • Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Treatment with Emphasis on Standardizing Muscle Length and Strength Tests
  • Pediatric Gait Analysis and Intervention
  • Lower Extremity Manual Therapy for the Neuro Impaired
  • Orthobicize! Integrated Approach to Exercise through Aerobic Activity for Rehabilitation of Cervical and Lumbar Dysfunction
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release
  • Traumatic Brain Injured Patients
  • Managing the Head Injured Client
  • Introduction to Manual Therapy
  • Burn Section of EMSMC
  • AVM of Clinical Neurology
  • Qualities of Movement Problems in Children from an NDT Perspective
  • Physical Therapy Intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit



 

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