Meet Joseph

Meet Joseph

Joseph Melo

Dr. Melo is a strong proponent of evidence-based practice and innovative healthcare that focuses on helping patients reach their goals. Come in and see Joey, and discover how he can help you.


Clinical Director, Monterey
Vestibular (Vertigo) Specialist

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As an avid athlete, Dr. Melo’s interest in sports and human function, coupled with a desire to improve the quality of life for others, influenced his decision to become a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

After attending local schools in Monterey, “Joey” (as he’s known in clinic) graduated from Santa Clara University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Combined Sciences.  He then attended the University of Southern California, where he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010.

Joey is a strong proponent of evidence-based practice and innovative healthcare that focuses on helping patients reach their goals and desired activity level.  To that end, he regularly reads peer-reviewed journal articles, participates in clinic in-services, teaches and leads community lectures, and is continually sharpening his manual therapy skills via continuing education classes.

Joey was born and raised in Monterey, CA, and he enjoys playing competitive soccer, working out, watching the Raiders, and spending time with his family.  We’re proud to have him as a member of the Balance Physical Therapy team, and we’re certain that you will find his clinical expertise, coupled with his calm manner and sense of humor a “win-win” for your rehab experience with us.

“Excellent service – everything was explained as we proceeded. My vertigo was fixed on my first visit and although my dizziness took a little while to subside, each visit made a tremendous difference. I appreciate being able to use the facility for continued exercise and maintenance after my therapy. A friendly, helpful crew. A+.” –Alice

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Had a great worthwhile session with Joseph Melo

I am starting to do exercises that help my physical condition and the therapy is helping


Was treated for Vertigo

Was able to cure the problem.


Dizziness antidote

Joey is excellent at determining exactly why I was dizzy, and performed and gave me the correct exercises to make it stop. He definitely knows a lot about how the crystals in the ears keep you balanced and how to keep them in balance. He's also a nice man, very personable!


Thank you Balance Physical Therapy, you are the best !

Dr. Melo is extremely knowledgeable in his profession. He thoroughly explains his treatment plan for your particular needs before he proceeds. If you don't understand it, he'll demonstrate and walk you through it! His sense of humor and modest personality makes Dr. Melo more than just a doctor.


Awesome PT. Engaging, knowledgeable, supportive and caring.

I have had Joey for physical therapy for total hip replacement and was amazed at how quickly I was able to rehabilitate and regain mobility and strength throughout my whole body within a few months. I highly recommend anyone to seek his services.


Good improvement!

Comfortable, professional, educational.


Taught me some good stretches

Great therapy


Excellent treatment

Joseph is a very thorough and caring person. He explains everything in great detail. He takes the necessary time with you. Always on time. I would recommend him to everyone.


Dr Mello is giving me my life back. Dedicated to me being ac

Educational helpful and caring about me not hurting.


Joey is great!

Thoroughly informative and attentive and happy resolution at follow-up appointment.


Had a great worthwhile session with Joseph Melo

I am starting to do exercises that help my physical condition and the therapy is helping


Returning to my life

Educational as well as pain reliefing with injured ankle body strengthening


Careful and thorough for full recovery

Took the time to properly assess the injury and exercise recovery plan for 13 year old tennis player. She was treated with considerable care and consideration throughout her treatment. Highly recommend 🙂


Very knowledgeable

Easy to get in and appointment on time


A great physical therapy doctor and practice

After treatment at 2 other local PT practices with "okay" results, I found Dr. Joey Melo and Balance PT.The experience has been excellent in every way.Efficient, friendly staff, and best of all: Dr. Joey is highly trained, experienced, astute, caring.He took the time to carefully analyze my issues.


Still working together..

Working with Dr Melo on various issues. Really appreciate his patience and professionalism.


Neck pain

When I first went to see Joey I had terrible neck pain and shoulder pain. He was able to diagnosis me very quickly and created a plan of care that was specific to me. Joey is very knowledgeable in his field. His staff is always courteous! My pain has dramatically reduced and I am feeling much better


Excellent service reliable information and real results.

If you’re looking for a way to understand, treat and end the pain related to an injury; Balance is the place to go.


Personal care and specific plan - very comforting!

Joey Melo has a reputation as a caring and committed therapist. He is aggressive - which I always want - in his approach to my well being and is meticulous in his explanations of what is happening to me in my recovery. Best of all, he is engaging and fun to be around during our sessions together.


Back to the Future

Joey Melo is a miracle worker. I have been to him for physical therapy for my neck, knees, hip flexor and now my low back. He is an extremely knowledgeable, sanguine and competent therapist. This visit, he gave me a series of stretches, exercises and techniques to strengthen and mobilize my back.


Absolutely the BEST!

I have had the most amazing results working with Joey Melo for the past 4 weeks after my hip replacement. I can walk without aid and feel strong and secure. Joey listened to me and was great at explaining how the exercises work to achieve the results desired. It has been a joy to work with him!


Joey is the best physical therapist I have worked with.

He is intelligent, knowledgeable, patient, and very empathic. His positive attitude. along with his hardworking nature, makes for a very positive and productive experience.


Therapy for tendonosis

Making progress everyday! Dr. Melon has a great relaxed manner and a deep understanding of body mechanics and the healjng process. He puts the technical terms in easy to understand terms and helps me make the healing process mine. Great friendly manner as does the entire team at Balance


Great treatment

My problems were explained. Exercises to do at home greatly improved my condition.


Joey is a supremely knowledgeable Physical Therapist yo

Joey analyzed and addressed my physiological problems with a broad and deep understanding of anotomical functionality. He customized a program of therapy that is helping to ease my pain and is motivating me to stick to the program.