Melissa Terrusa received both her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2007, then her graduate degree, Doctorate of physical therapy in 2010 from CUNY College of Staten Island. While practicing in an outpatient facility since 2010 she has also taken on several other opportunities through the years including accepting a position at her alma-mater, College of Staten Island, as an adjunct professor from 2011-2018, where she predominantly taught a kinesiology lab course to Physical Therapy students. In addition, during the years of 2013-2016 she was fortunate to have had the experience to travel with USA Rhythmic Gymnastics as their treating physical therapist for the following events: 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Stuttgart Germany; 2014 Pan American Gymnastics in Ontario, Canada; and 2016 Training Camp at USA Olympic training Center in Lake Placid, NY. Since then she has been in contact with USA Rhythmic Gymnastics and is a referring physical therapist they use for one of their local gyms. Prior to graduating PT school Melissa coached local basketball teams, including being an assistant coach at the high school level. She enjoys working with athletes and helping them return to their sport to the best of her and their ability. Melissa truly enjoys working with her patients and helping them reach rehabilitative milestones and achieve their goals. She models her rehab programs with the idea that the body likes to and wants to move within functional patterns. With all of that being said Melissa enjoys giving back to the community and hopes she can continue to do so in different ways for years to come!