Melissa Stendahl, PT, DPT, received her BS in Biological Sciences from Clemson University and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas State University. She began her career primarily in outpatient orthopedics and sports rehabilitation at clinical settings in Texas and Colorado, where she treated a variety of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, including chronic pain, post-operative spine and joint, low back pain, sports-related injuries, vestibular dysfunction, and post-stroke. She utilized a diverse array of treatment techniques like aquatic therapy, equine-assisted therapy, yoga, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, and Core Align (Pilates) to facilitate functional and performance outcomes. Melissa quickly realized a passion for pelvic health and obstetrics, and developed pelvic floor expertise through coursework with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She is working towards specialty certification in manual therapy and pelvic floor dysfunction. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, Melissa served in the U.S. Air Force, where she developed leadership and teamwork skills that she carries over to the physical therapy setting for optimizing collaboration with her patients and colleagues. Melissa is a member of the APTA Women’s Health Section and New York Chapter, and enjoys the outdoors, travel, and exercise.