I’ve known Melanie for many years now and have been truly blessed to know her as more than just a patient but as an amazing friend. When I first met Melanie, she was training hard for the Olympics as a Diver. Being a diver, one must contort one’s body in such a way that is unnatural to the human frame. Do this long enough and the body starts to change accordingly. Because of this unnatural change, the body starts to compensate. Combine this with aggressive training to compete at an elite-level and injuries are sure to follow. We worked on a multitude of injuries that arise from any athlete training at such a high level. Being her Chiropractor, I was able to work hands on to align her spine, work on muscle imbalances and rehab several muscle strains and tears back to a highly functional level. In all the patients and athletes I’ve worked on, Melanie was and is by no doubt one of the most hard working and passionate athletes, never letting a small set back deter her from her dream and passion. This passion, of course, continued after her retirement of diving and transcended into her new passion as a Gyrokinesis and Gyrotonic instructor. Seeing her body change back to better than normal and having experienced her training first hand, I have found that this new found passion is more then another fad exercise program and stretching class. It’s a re-education of the human frame in which I recommend to my patients on a daily basis and to anybody who is looking to balance and tone their body, increase range of motion and improve their quality of life.
Melanie has, over the years, evolved from a patient to a friend to a fellow professional that I trust, comfy in and co-manage patients with. She is hard working, passionate and honest and would better the life of anyone she meets whether it be socially or professionally. I am truly honored to call her my friend.