Walnut Grove Team

Melissa Pankratz | Moveo Sport & Rehabilitation Centre

Melissa Pankratz

Certified Athletic Therapist

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Melissa is a Certified Athletic Therapist who completed her Bachelors of Athletic Therapy from Camosun College. She also has her Bachelors in Human Kinetics from The University of British Columbia Okangan. In addition to her schooling, Melissa holds certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and is a Certified First Responder.

Melissa has spent the last 5 years working as a strength and conditioning coach both before and during her athletic therapy schooling. During the last number of years Melissa has worked with athletes from a variety of sports including volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, hockey, rugby, and ultimate frisbee. She has a special interest in working with those who have suffered from acute traumatic knee injuries such as ligamentous injuries of the ACL or meniscus tears.

Melissa believes in the importance of appropriate injury management through the use of thorough full body assessment, manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation. She takes pride in implementing objective testing measures to inform progression and return to activity or sport. She also has a firm belief in working with the human in front of her, this includes addressing the physical but also clearing space for the mental. You are not just your injury! At the end of the day, Melissa hopes to help anyone get back to what they want to in life. Athletic Therapy is not just for athletes, it’s for everyone!

Prior to the completion of her Human Kinetics degree, Melissa played two years of college volleyball for Briercrest college in the ACAC. Nowadays you can either find her with a barbell in her hands or playing spikeball on the beach.

First time appointment today with RMT Taylor. I was very impressed; she took the time to review and assess my needs. Very friendly, polite, professional, knowledgeable and… a great sense of humour. Their facility is overly exceptionally clean. They take the Covid protocol very seriously hence I feel very comfortable going there. It’s only been approximately two months since I starting attending Moveo, but it feels like I have been going there for years.

Angie Novakowski, 2021

I love going here for my Physio! Georgina is very accommodating and welcoming with a big smile. Rob is very smart, knows his craft and bonus he is actually funny. I have seen so many physio but so far he is the “BEST”!! . I highly recommend Moveo.

Erik Viudez, 2020

This clinic is top notch. I’ve had both RMT and physio treatments at this location. Rob (PT) is very thorough, friendly, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor (the accent is dodgy 😉 ! Megan (RMT) is fabulous – her technique is great and she has a very caring approach. The receptionist, Georgina, is lovely,…very friendly and welcoming. The clinic is bright, clean, and has top of the line equipment. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone looking for treatments.

Janet Reynolds, 2020

Excellent clinic. From the moment you walk in, to the moment you step out the door you will have nothing but a positive experience. My daughter and I see Richard one of the RMT’s and he is incredible. Extremely knowledgeable in way of injury rehabilitation! I have recommended many people to Richard and they have all had great experiences.

Tamiko Hinze, 2019

I have been fortunate enough to be receiving well needed Physio treatments from Rob. He is totally amazing, very knowledgeable, up on all the latest techniques, and professional to name a few attributes. Another employee with a great sense of humour!! Rob incorporates a variety of treatments that are specifically geared to whatever is needed to enhance one’s healing.

Angie Novakowski, 2021

PT Rob is great! He definitely knows his craft. Highly recommended.

Rora Cuevas, 2020

I’ve been seeing Dr Turner for years and there isn’t anyone else I would trust more with my health. This is a fantastic facility with very helpful front end staff that.

Jenna McLatchy, 2020

Physiotherapist Rob is amazing. He accurately assessed my injury & PT need, then developed a successful plan that led to a full recovery.

Joanne Noble, 2020