Melissa Payne Wagner

  • Melissa Payne Wagner

P.T., M.S.P.T.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Education: Melissa graduated in December 2001 from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. At Washington University, she was trained in the concept of movement impairment syndromes, with an emphasis on human movement analysis.  Melissa graduated from Illinois State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science in 1998. In 1997, she received her certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has attended several continuing education courses related to manual therapy treatment and sports/work-related injuries.

Clinically: Melissa enjoys seeing a varied case load with an emphasis on sports and orthopaedic injuries. She has a special interest in the prevention of osteoporosis and wellness, providing educational talks to individuals and community groups. She is the lead physical therapist at Northern Rehab's Genoa branch since its opening in 2005.

Socially: Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time working on her family's farm and her husband's family excavating company, training for 10K races, and kayaking in Northern Wisconsin. She enjoys providing physical therapy services to the community in which she grew up.

What type of treatment will
I receive?

Treatment is based on the initial examination findings along with ongoing reassessment and evaluation. Treatment may consist of a variety of hands-on joint and soft tissue treatment techniques, gentle exercise techniques, pain reducing modalities, and education in self-management skills.

freedom to move

Your Right to Choose

The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.