Elizabeth Melvin is a welcome new addition to the Orthology team! Born in Ireland, she received her degree in Physiotherapy from historic Trinity College University of Dublin in 2011. She was awarded a full scholarship for academic excellence in her field.
A superb athlete herself–mostly gymnastics and track–Elizabeth went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine the following year. During her graduate studies, she also worked professionally, conducting a research study investigating the reliability of the BodyMetrix ultrasound machine for the assessment of body fat percentage in female collegiate athletes.
She’s always been drawn to the world of sports. Elizabeth has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages and abilities, including the Irish International Women’s field hockey team, rugby teams at all levels, and gymnasts performing at the national level. Plus, she loves Gaelic games, including hurling and Gaelic football, an action-packed sport that combines elements of soccer, basketball and rugby. It’s “brilliant,” as the Irish like to say!
A qualified gymnastics judge and coach with over 11 years of experience, Elizabeth is also an Anatomy Specialist, having spent a year as a demonstrator teaching undergraduate and master’s level students at her alma mater in Dublin. In addition, she’s a certified Pilates instructor, and likes to combine it with her gymnastics and anatomy expertise to focus on re-establishing correct form during both static posture and exercise. She further incorporates her knowledge of statistics and research experience to ensure her patients always receive up-to-date, evidence based treatments.
Elizabeth has been a Manhattan resident for 3 years with experience treating a wide range of pre/post-surgical and orthopedic issues, and specific sports-related injuries. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, holding sports and orthopedics section memberships.