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About Melissa Luety

Melissa Luety received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Journalism and Fine Arts and her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Prior to earning her DPT, Melissa spent eight years as a graphic designer and art director before changing career paths to follow her true passion. A lifelong athlete, Melissa is an avid runner who finds balance through her yoga practice. She values the hands-on treatment she can provide as a manual physical therapist and enjoys helping everyone from weekend warriors to competitive athletes perform their best.

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Wrist Pain

March 19, 2017 4:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If your wrist pain is severe or isn’t getting better, please seek care! Physical therapists (like me!) are specifically trained to improve joint mobility and to improve the movement and balance in your body, and are a great place to start for wrist and hand pain.


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Easing Low Back Pain

February 5, 2016 9:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Low back pain can come from a wide variety of places, including muscle strains and overuse, poor posture, poor sitting or sleeping surfaces, compensation for weakness or stiffness, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and disk degeneration or herniation. Oftentimes it’s some combination of all of the above.


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Warning Signs of Heat Illness

October 9, 2015 5:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Chicago Marathon this weekend is shaping up to be a prime candidate for heat illness, with temperatures predicted to soar to 77 degrees. With temperatures being cool for many weeks recently, athletes may not be acclimatized to such warm weather, increasing chances of dehydration and worse.


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Shoulder Instability and Dislocations

September 25, 2015 7:30 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The shoulder is a joint designed for mobility, with more degrees of freedom than any other joint in the body. But excessive mobility can lead to shoulder instability, subluxation, or dislocation, with peak incidences of injury occurring in athletes in their 20s.


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Part 2: FAI and Labral Repair — Road to Recovery

September 12, 2015 3:00 pm Published by 4 Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, this fall, if you see me at the West Loop clinic, I’ll be your fellow patient — as of today I am just shy of 6 weeks post-op from arthroscopic labral repair, femoral osteochondroplasty, acetabular rim trim, and capsular plication.