Dr. Melissa Lewis, DPT, CLT-LANA is the owner of New Leaf Physical & Message Therapy. Melissa has been practicing Physical Therapy for over 10 years, in a number of diverse settings including inpatient, outpatient, geriatrics, foot & ankle specialty, skilled nursing, and home health. Melissa is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and is trained in manual lymph drainage (MLD).

Melissa believes that physical therapy should be realistic and practical for each patient to apply in their every-day life. Melissa’s passion for physical therapy stems from connecting with each patient on a personal level, and helping them improve their quality of life.

Originally from Kansas, Melissa has lived and practiced all over the country including Maryland, Virginia, Texas, Alaska, and Oregon. Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, and traveling to other countries for new cultural experiences.

Melissa received her undergraduate degree from Oakwood University in 2005, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in 2007.