About Us

Melissa Moline

Functional Movement Specialist/Pilates Teacher
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Melissa has recently transitioned from a career in biotech to realize her passion to help others feel and move better. She discovered Pilates in 2012 while recovering from a climbing injury. Not only did she find Pilates a safe and fun way to stay in shape, but it improved her posture and eased her chronic back and foot pain. She is living proof that if you move better, you feel better!

Melissa is fascinated with biomechanics and human movement patterns. She has successfully completed her BODY HARMONICS Pilates Certification, and has been working with clients in the group and private setting since 2015. She is excited to use Pilates in a functional approach with her clients to help relieve pain, improve athletic performance, and simply to move through life with ease.

Melissa holds an MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her research focused on genetics and speciation. Most recently, she was a science editor at Genentech, where she helped scientists write regulatory submissions to the FDA for cancer drug approvals. In addition to her biology background, she has completed the following movement education:

Credentials

  • BODY HARMONICS Pilates Mat Work Intensive Certification
  • BODY HARMONICS Pilates Reformer Intensive Certification
  • Movement for Neurological Conditions Specialist

Additional Training

  • BODY HARMONICS Pilates for Pregnancy
  • BODY HARMONICS Postural Analysis
  • BODY HARMONICS Gait Analysis
  • BODY HARMONICS Myofascial Lines of Movement
  • BODY HARMONICS Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics - Spine, Shoulder, Hip & Knee
  • BODY HARMONICS Foot & Ankle: The Body's Spring System
  • BODY HARMONICS Sacroiliac Joint: The Critical Functional Link
  • BODY HARMONICS Pilates Props Series: Balance & Resistance Apparatus
  • BODY HARMONICS Client Assessment Protocols
  • BODY HARMONICS Osteopenia, Osteoporosis & Orthopedic Health
  • Balanced Body Core Align I



ReActive Practitioners have extensive training and experience working with many structural and functional conditions, including...

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  • Posture/Gait Imbalances
  • Hip Instability/Mobility Issues including pre-/post-operative care for hip scope and replacement
  • Shoulder Instability/Mobility Issues including frozen shoulder, rotator cuff imbalances/injuries, pre-/post-operative care for shoulder replacement
  • Spine Issues (Spinal Stenosis, pre- & post-operative care for discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, DDD, ankylosing spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, disc bulges/herniations – Post-rehab)
  • Knee Instability/Mobility Issues including Patellar Femoral Syndrome, pre-/post-operative care for knee scope and replacement
  • Scoliosis – Functional & Structural
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia/Osteoporosis
  • Pre- & Post-natal including diastasis recti, C-Section, SIJ pain/pelvic instability and dysfunction
  • Low, Mid- & Upper back pain (incl Core Stabilization/Muscle Recruitment issues)
  • Muscular Recruitment/Patterning Issues including habitual compensations, faulty recruitment/patterns
  • Chronic conditions – Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, chronic pain syndromes, MS, etc
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Standing & Walking stability issues including balance issues, leg discrepancy, neurological disorders (ie stroke)
  • Functional Movement Issues (ie difficulty performing movements of everyday life ie sit-stand, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, managing stairs, etc)
  • Sport-Specific Training (golf, tennis, cycling, climbing, swimming, running, education for safer and more effective gym training, etc)
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