After graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2003, Melanie went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy degree from Dalhousie University through the Canadian Forces Regular Officer Training Program. Graduating in May 2006, she was posted to Kingston, ON to CFB Kingston Health Services Centre. While there, she treated members on one of Canada’s largest Army Bases, and cadets from the Royal Military College, as well as functioned as Team Leader of the Physiotherapy Department for 3 years. After 6 years in Kingston, she was posted to 14 Wing Greenwood (Greenwood, NS) to again treat military personnel and run the clinic on Canada’s largest eastern Air Wing. Starting in September 2012, she attended the University of Western Ontario and obtained her Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy. At the completion of this Masters, she was granted Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT) in July 2013. Melanie has put all of her postgraduate courses to good use, applying them both at work, and on the road. While in Kingston, ON she worked as the Royal Military College (RMC) Men’s Hockey team Physiotherapist, working both home and away games. As an Academic Assistant at Queens University, she conveyed her experience in teaching orthopedic labs to the first and second year physiotherapy students. In 2010, Melanie was named as the Physiotherapist for the Canadian Armed Forces Consiel International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Fencing team. As such, she had the opportunity to travel to Rio de Janerio, Brazil for the 5th World Military Games and South Korea for the 6th Military World games, where she had the privilege of not just treating World Class military athletes, but also working alongside military Physiotherapists from around the World. Melanie is also the Regional Practice Leader for the Canadian Armed Forces Athletic Trainers Program (CAFATP) for Ontario. Melanie is now posted to the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Ottawa. Melanie enjoys playing numerous sports and being active, but she really loves spending time with her husband Travis, and her two beautiful daughters, Madison and MiKaela.
Canadian Forces Health Service Centre Ottawa, 713 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0S2