Physical Therapist, Director of Education and Clinic Director Lincoln Park/West Loop
Melissa Luety received bachelors degrees from the University of Colorado-Boulder in Journalism and Fine Arts and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy.
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.
She values the hands-on treatment she can provide as a manual physical therapist and has taken coursework in the Mulligan Concept and is certified in Dry Needling and SFMA.
A lifelong athlete, Melissa is an avid runner who finds balance through her yoga practice. She has a special interest in runners and return-to-sport, and enjoys helping everyone from weekend warriors to competitive athletes perform their best because she believes that staying active is the best insurance policy for a long and meaningful life.
A few of Melissa’s favorite things.
I’ve had some bad luck with injuries. I had 12 holes in right knee, many doctors said I should stop playing basketball. David has been able to put me back together. I’m not worried if I get hurt because I know I can come see him and get back to 100%.
I would say working with David helps you to learn about your body, not only in sports but in life. How to make taking care of your body part of your daily routine. I feel a lot faster and stronger since coming here. My body feels more balanced.
I’ve been playing basketball overseas for three years and this last summer was the first time I came to see David consistently. After doing my therapy and all of the exercises David gave me on a regular basis, I had the best season percentage wise that I have ever had.
For the past 2-3 years I had been experiencing right leg pain, back pain, and a slew of other issues. A friend of mine referred me to React and I’m truly amazed by my progress. A few months later and I’m now 100% healed. If you have imbalances, flexibility issues, mobility issues, call React.
I am so indebted to React. For so long, having pain in my shoulder was so normal, I didn’t even think about it. The first time I woke up and walked around for hours before realizing I wasn’t in pain was amazing. I can’t thank them enough for their detailed, careful, and hard work to fix me up.
I came here fresh off a major hip operation and knee repair. My body was completely unbalanced. I think since my time here, we’ve made huge strides I didn’t think were possible. My stability and strength is better than it’s been in probably 10 years. I think it has everything to do with David and the techniques he has used. I’ve never seen anything like it before.