- DScPT, Oakland University
- OMPT, Oakland University (Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy)
- BS in PT, Wayne State University
- APTA SectiAmerican Physical Therapy Association since 1978
- APTA Sections: Education, Pediatrics, Orthopedics
Melodie is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy program, School of Health Sciences at Oakland University. She teaches ‘Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists’ and ‘Pediatric Examination and Interventions’ for entry-level physical therapy students; and ‘Advanced Differential Diagnosis’ and ‘Extremity Orthopedic Examination and Interventions’ in Oakland’s Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) program. Her research interests include the effectiveness of manual therapy interventions for adults and children, and defining ‘normal’ mobility of the low back in children and adolescents. Melodie has lectured at the state, national and international levels on the topic of manual therapy and children.
Melodie has worked in a variety of practice settings during her 41 year career as a physical therapist. Her passion for physical therapy is fueled by the challenge of investigating the source of symptoms, and developing a treatment plan to address the source. She has worked in the outpatient orthopedic setting for the past 19 years with children and adults of all ages.