“I began working with Melissa in 2017 to recover from a painful shoulder tear through twice weekly physical therapy, & I found myself asking her more and more questions about other aches – & getting extremely helpful answers! My shoulder healed in a few months’ time, but I didn’t want my sessions with her to end. So, I arranged for my employer to host Melissa in teaching weekly yoga classes for our staff; & I’ve begun working with Melissa as my personal health & wellness guru. She has since become something of a calming fairy godsister to me! My son & I have had fun cooking lessons with Melissa in our home, when I never enjoyed cooking before. I now have gym appointments with Melissa despite my being one of those people who always disliked sweating! Melissa is highly skilled at helping me overcome my personal hurdles & excuses (of which there were many) & maintain motivation when otherwise, I would have given up & gotten discouraged.” —SC, age 50
Physical therapy that comes to you!
Work with me one-on-one to get back to your activities. After your initial evaluation, where we will look at you as a whole and get to the root cause of your pain, your treatment plan may include any of the following: functional movements, gait analysis, postural education, ergonomic set up, biomechanics, self-care, fitness programs, mobility and stability exercises, and hands-on techniques such as soft tissue work, joint mobilizations, dry needling, and neuromuscular re-education.
Have you tried PT in the past and you did not get the results or attention you wanted? Have you been told you just have to live with the pain because you are getting older? Are you feeling frustrated and stuck and are looking to be able to move with less pain and stiffness? Have you been told you will never be able to “X” again? You are in the right place and I would love to help guide and empower you to getting back to all the things that you love!
Work with me one-on-one, in group sessions, or via corporate classes.
I will develop a class that fits your YOUnique needs and goals that includes a combination of mobility, stability, body awareness, and mindfulness by using a therapeutic biomechanical approach. Our bodies are incredibly adaptable, resilient, and strong and I can show you how yoga can help you tap into that. Not sure if yoga is for you or have tried it in the past and just not feeling it? I can create a class specifically for you to help you reach your goals, move better, feel less stressed, be more productive, and create more body awareness that translates to your day to day activities.
First, what is a health coach?
As a health coach, I will help guide and support you through your wellness journey to reach your wellness goals, and transition to a more balanced, healthier life that is based on your individual needs. We will work together to identify your personal health goals and develop a customized program for you. I work with my clients using a combination of nutrition, stress management techniques, exercise and fitness, body mechanics and postural alignment, self-myofascial release techniques, and work-life balancing, all to restore balance and health through self-care practices. Work with me one-on-one in person or virtually, group sessions, workshops, cooking classes & meal prepping, grocery shop tours, and pantry makeovers.
Melissa has helped others just like YOU and here is what they have to say!
“Recovering from two hip surgeries, as well as other orthopedic issues has been a long, challenging process[…] Melissa is the first person I worked with, who has not only looked at my recovery holistically, but has helped me understand the purpose of certain exercises and routines and how it connects to her long term approach. Whenever I'm confused or uncertain, she is always willing to answer my questions or alleviate concerns.
She is extraordinarily talented professional and even kinder person. She has helped me make enormous strides in my recovery through a combination of dry needling, strengthening exercises, yoga practice and changing my diet. After several years of frustrating experiences, I am now able to move, do activities and play sports that I haven't done in a number of years. I am very grateful to work with Melissa.” —SG
“Working with Dr. Melissa Oleson has been, without a doubt, one of the greatest, most valuable gifts in my life. She has created this magical light in me, in my body, and in my heart! The work I am doing with Dr. Oleson has been transformational for me.
Dr. Oleson is a true healer. I believe it because I am experiencing it by working with her. She has been given the gift of healing others through movement guidance, fascia therapy, and dry needling, amongst several others ‘gifts’. I feel beyond blessed and grateful to Dr. Melissa Oleson. She is a beautiful soul and teacher and I feel her magical sunshine in our every healing and sacred session!!!” —Tiffany Sophia