Danielle Melgarejo, PT, DPT

"While patients may come into the clinic with similar diagnoses, ultimately every individual has their own unique story to tell. I create space for these conversations and make it a point to figure out what goals are most important to my patients. My job as a physical therapist is to help individuals understand the incredible things that their bodies are capable of. Utilizing a combination of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and therapeutic exercise, I give patients the tools they need to move with confidence."

Danielle received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2015 from California State University, Long Beach. During her time there, she worked as the Lead Exercise Specialist at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Irvine, CA and volunteered at local children’s hospitals and pediatric clinics in the Orange County area.

Danielle graduated with high honors from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Marcos, CA. She worked closely with diverse populations during her clinical rotations, including children with developmental delays, individuals with chronic musculoskeletal pain, and geriatric clients with neurological diagnoses.

Danielle consistently seeks to widen her knowledge base and has received additional training in pelvic health through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She has taken several continuing education courses on topics such as functions and dysfunctions of the pelvic girdle and pelvic floor, the athlete movement system, evidence-based examination and treatment of the lower extremity, and rehabilitation following rotator cuff and labral repair surgery. She is currently pursuing her Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), which gives movement professionals the tools to tailor assessment and treatment to every individual’s abilities and goals.

A Tustin native, Danielle was an assistant coach for cross country and long-distance track at Beckman High School, where she developed an interest in injury prevention. She is an avid rock climber and is passionate about helping these athletes rehab their injuries after a climbing injury of her own in 2017. In her free time, she also enjoys longboarding, cooking, exploring national parks, and spending time with her miniature schnauzer.

Danielle strives to create a healing, inclusive environment for patients and their families. She is a firm believer that movement is medicine and is dedicated to getting patients back to the activities they love.

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