Balance Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Vestibular (Vertigo) Specialist Clinical Director, Monterey
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