Highly skilled manual therapists who seek to redefine the healthcare setting
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS:
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2010 -Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions (Boston, MA)
M.Ed in Secondary Education, 2006 – University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
Owner/Founder of Embody Orthopedic & Sports PT, 2015
Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)-Spinal Manipulation Institute, American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2014
Certification in Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Cert. SMT)-Spinal Manipulation Institute, American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2018
Titleist Performance Institute Medical 2 Certified, 2019
Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner, 2014
Registered Yoga Teacher-RYT 200
Active Member APTA, 2008
While finishing her doctoral work at MGH Institute of Health Professions, Dr. Melissa M. Powers completed a year-long internship in manual therapy, receiving specialized training in manual therapy treatment techniques for spine and extremity. She then went on to complete training in dry needling, myofascial release, and high-velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar & SIJ. Melissa treats nearly all orthopedic conditions with special interests in back and neck pain, lumbopelvic mechanical malalignments, SIJ dysfunction, femoral acetabular impingement, and acetabular labral tears as well as sport specific injuries. She finds great joy in achieving superior results with patients dealing with chronic pain or movement dysfunction, who perhaps have been unsuccessful in other PT clinics.
Melissa believes her approach to therapy is unique in the current health care environment. She seeks to work closely with her patients, evaluating each injury as it relates to the entire body and the whole person.
With over 20yrs of experience as a ballet dancer and 15 yrs as an avid yogi and long-distance road and trail runner, Melissa enjoys working with the performing arts community and endurance athletes. Outside of her physical therapy practice she enjoys training for marathons, practicing and teaching yoga, and cycling as well as hiking and SUP boarding with her amazing husbandand hilarious four hounds!
Morgan “MJ” Voke has a love for all things health and wellness! Just over two years ago, she stumbled upon a health and fitness journey that she would soon fall in love with.
MJ’s first love is with music, and she always knew the performing arts would be in her future in some capacity. She attended the SCGSAH residential program for her final two years of high school in the voice program and went on to graduate from Furman University with a B.M. in Vocal Performance where she primarily studied classical music and opera. After college, she briefly lived in Chicago where she studied improv theater at the infamous Second City. Now, MJ participates in the arts by performing in shows, short films, and commercials in the Greenville area.
MJ is obsessed with learning more about the mind-body-soul connection. She in unendingly fascinated with how food and fitness can be healing for the individual. She feels right at home in this office surrounded by likeminded well-doers who strive to help others make their lives better. Though she isn’t the one doing the healing, she’s more than happy to be the helper for these amazing physical therapists!
When MJ isn’t at work, in rehearsals for another show or writing music, she enjoys cooking, baking, traveling, long bike rides down the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and snuggling on the couch with her kitty-kid, Jorah!