Melanie Messina

Physical Therapist Assistant

Melanie Messina, PTA

“Even longer than my passion for helping rehabilitate through physical therapy, I’ve also always been passionate about my own nutrition and fitness. Well, maybe not so much when my mom sent me to school with carrot and celery packs instead of sweets… but honestly, her choices instilled in me the importance of nutrition for the rest of my life.

However, when the glorious change of life phase began for me, I was completely taken off guard, and felt like my body was not my own. I wasn’t sleeping and so caffeine and sugar became my lifeline and thus began the downward spiral. You might be familiar with what I went through. Brain fog, weight gain, irritability, frustration, fatigue… and the list goes on. So I paused. Couldn’t I use food and exercise to get my body back on track? I’d certainly done it before.

So I went to work and you know what? It worked! I got into the best shape of my life in my late 40s!  I don’t know about you but when I find something incredible, I tell everyone.  So many people were interested in what I was doing to get so fit (not to mention how I returned to my high school weight) that I decided to use this tool I had to help others to achieve their nutrition and fitness goals.  And that is when I obtained my Certified Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer and Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant credentials.


Melanie received her Associate of Applied Science in 1996 for Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY.  She received her Physical Therapist Assistant License in May 1996.


Melanie has been working in outpatient orthopedics since 2003 and Subacute Rehab since 1996.

Therapist Qualifications & Certifications

  Certified Advanced Personal Fitness Trainer
  Certified Sports Nutrition Consultant AAAI/ISMA