Dr. Melissa Kerr, PT, DPT
DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, INTEGRATIVE PHYSICAL THERAPIST, EXPERIENCED REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER, CERTIFIED DAYAN ARTS INSTRUCTOR: ART OF LONGEVITY PROGRAM, WILD GOOSE TAI CHI & QIGONG, CERTIFIED LEVEL 1 & 2 TAI CHI FOR BALANCE, SILVER SNEAKERS FLEX INSTRUCTOR.
Honors Graduate in Physical Therapy 1996, The Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
Early career: Physical therapist in a variety of traditional health care settings, six-year specialization in cardiopulmonary interventions, and four-year position as adjunct faculty for Youngstown State University’s Department of Physical Therapy program teaching cardiopulmonary content.
Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2017
A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ
Focus on the evidence-based findings of yoga
Professional Training Program Centers for Mind-Body Medicine, 2018
Mind-body skills group professional training
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT) through Yoga Alliance
Yoga Alliance Certified Education Provider.
Completed extensive training in a variety of yoga styles focusing specialization in yoga therapy integration t
Art of Longevity (AOL) Instructor, 2019
Dayan Arts Organization, Sifu Shane Lear
Wild Goose Qigong & Tai Chi
Kidney Strengthening Form, Tai Chi Hun Yuan Chuang Form, Seated & Standing Meditation
Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi for Balance, Certified 2016
Tai Chi for Balance Certified Level 1 The Ohio State University and Lucy Bartimole
Tai Chi for Balance Certified Level 2, Lucy Bartimole
Other Professional Training
Certified in Graston Technique, acupressure, vacuum cupping, dry needling, and completed a variety of manual therapy trainings over her years of practice.
Melissa’s focus in rehabilitation emphasizes a biopsychosocial model that integrates the awareness of the emotional, psychological, and spiritual factors that impact our physical function and health. Her goal is to help people discover a greater balance in health through the combined use of contemporary therapeutic techniques and mind-body therapies.a
Melissa works as an integrative physical therapist with Eschman Physical Therapy. Her office is located inside of Om Yoga studio in Hubbard, Ohio where she also teaches a variety of yoga, tai chi, and qigong classes to the community. She offers private physical therapy, yoga and tai chi/qigong sessions upon request. She provides programming at Basic Good Wellness in Howland, Ohio, and also works with the non-profit Earth Angel Farm on various community projects.
Dr. Kerr and Be Well Therapies offer a variety of services for educational purposes and regularly participate in a community events, corporate programs, and workshops with area healthcare professionals and academic institutions that share the vision of improving health and empowering wellness.