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Dr. Melissa Kerr, PT, DPT

 

Movement Specialist

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

    Baltimore, MD

    • Mind-body skills group professional training

  • Yoga 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.