Positions

Mgr, Phys/Occ Thrpy
Orthopedic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US

Education

MS from Texas Woman's University
Physical Therapy
BS from Oral Robert's University
Health and Exercise Science

Certifications

Physical Therapist
APTA
OCS
ABPTS

Professional Interests

  • Sports Medicine
  • Postoperative Rehab
  • Return to play

Professional Statement

Melanie McNeal is a physical therapist specializing in rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. Melanie has spent her entire career in a sports medicine environment treating athletes of all levels including professionals from the NBA, MLB, NFL, PGA, and Mexican and Turkish National Soccer teams. Melanie prides herself on developing meaningful relationships with her patients, helping each patient achieve the goals that are important to him/her. Melanie specializes in non-operative and post-operative rehab of the knee, shoulder, and foot/ankle. She is always seeking to grow her "tool basket" with additional skills to help her patients reach their full potential as quickly as possible.

Memberships

APTA: Orthopedic Section
APTA: Sports Section

Professional Development

Functional Ankle Instability
Annual Sports Medicine Symposium of the America's
Rehab following Achilles Tendon Repair
Late Stage Rehab of Lower Extremity Injuries

Skills

Active Release (Lower Extremity)
Dry Needling
Graston
Sportsmetrics Jump Training