Melanie DeSumma, MS, PT, CERT. LSVT BIG
Melanie DeSumma, MSPT received her Master's of Science in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 1999 and has worked at Strive since March 2013. Prior to working at Strive, Melanie worked in the field of geriatrics as a director of clinical care and quality assurance. She has extensive knowledge in the area of balance disorders, dementia, total joint replacements, and other neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She served as Vice-chairperson of the American Physical Therapy Association Falls SIG (Special Interest group from 2010-2012). She is certified yoga instructor and certified in LSVT BIG which is a treatment approach for those with Parkinson's disease. She has done over 15 Conference presentations on topics including: Parkinson's disease, Tai Chi, Functional Outcome Measures and Medicare, Falls Prevention, and Apps for Geriatrics and Sports Medicine.
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