Master Physical Therapist
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Downers Grove, Illinois, United States
Melissa Watson, MSPT, Cert. MDT received her Master’s in Physical Therapy and her Bachelor’s in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University. Melissa practices at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Burr Ridge Outpatient Center with 20 years of clinical experience in neurological rehabilitation. Melissa is a Master Clinician and certified clinical instructor with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab where she mentors other clinicians and students on their professional and clinical development. She is a recognized mentor in utilizing Pain Mechanism Classification System for Neurological Patients with Pain and Spasticity. She is practicing clinically in the Day Rehabilitation setting with a research interest in pain and applying both pain classification and MDT principles within the neurological population for spasticity. She is currently leading a Day Rehab Pain Group Committee where she leads other Day Rehab clinicians on a research supported pain science education group that are focused on pain science education and active care treatment for patients with centrally dominated pain throughout muliple sites of care. She is certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment – McKenzie Method. She uses both the Mckenzie Method & the Pain Mechanism Classificaion System sub grouping methods exclusively in her neurological clinical practice to guide patient education and exercise prescription to facilitate functional return.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM