Michelle Fecteau is a physical therapist and certified in Manual Orthopedics through the Institute of Graduate Heatlh Sciences/Stanley Paris in 1994.
Her certification took over 7 years to accomplish with 8 courses and a written, oral and practical exam with expertise in advanced evaluation and manipulation of the extremities, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, cranio-facial, SI, myofascial manipulation and spinal stability. At the time she was 1 out of 200 in the country with this manual certification. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 1986.
Michelle has been working as a physical therapist for over 30 years and was the Orthopedic Clinical Specialist at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, where she instructed physical therapists and student clinical development, consulted inpatient and outpatient therapists on orthopedic treatments, and treated aquatic therapy, orthopedic and neurological patients.
She also worked at Parkland Medical center, treating a wide spectrum of patients including joint arthroplasties, shoulder rotator cuff repairs, laminectomies, ACLs and various orthopedic injuries of the neck, back, SI joint and extremities.
Michelle has gained vast experience in different roles within the physical therapy community including inpatient & outpatient, orthopedic private practice, acute care, rehab, nursing home, day rehab and homecare. She has treated neurological patients with diagnoses of spinal cord injuries, CVAs, Parkinsons, MS, geriatrics with falls, balance issues, COPD, vertigo, vestibular hypofunction and CHF. She has advanced her manual skills to include Trigger Point Dry Needling with Balance Physical Therapy.
Michelle’s goal is to help people to heal and encourage them along the way so they can reach theri highest potential.
During her time off, Michelle loves to spend time with her husband, 2 adult daughters and stepson, family and friends – often hiking, biking, working out and spending time at the lake.