About Us

We emphasize a hands-on approach to your care. This includes a thorough evaluation of your posture and body mechanics to determine how your body moves and functions. We take the time to educate you about your current condition and how physical therapy can help. We are committed to getting you better faster, so you can get back to the things you enjoy.

We are trained in a variety of assessment techniques, manual therapy, and exercises/treatments in order to design a specific program for you. Our background offers specific skills in:

  • Soft tissue/Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Techniques
  • Spine/Joint Mobilizations
  • Postural Positioning
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Kinesio/Rock Taping
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Functional Movement Screens
  • Graston/IASTYM
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Sport specific performance
  • Aquatic Therapy
Doug Simpson

Doug Simpson

MPT | Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist

Education

  • Idaho State University
    • Bachelor’s Healthcare Administration
    • Master’s Physical Therapy
  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (specializes in hands-on approach)

 

Credentials

  • Emphasis on Rehabilitation since 1994
  • Licensed in Utah, Washington, and Idaho
  • Successfully Treated
    • Knee, Hip, Lower Back, Neck, Ankle
    • Sports Medicine Injuries
    • Workman’s comp injuries
    • Movement ergonomics

Hobbies

  • Biking
  • Running
  • Boy Scouts
  • Family Time
Melanie Amoruso, DPT

Melanie Amoruso, DPT

Physical Therapist/ Certified Manual Therapist

Education

  • Amercian council of Exercise certified
  • Personal Trainer for 12 years
  • Boise State University
    • Bachelor’s of Exercise Science
  • Pacific University
    • Doctor of Physical Therapy

Credentials

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist
  • IASTYM Certified
    • IASTYM uses tools to move soft tissues such as muscles and tendons to promote healing. It can aid in removing scar tissue, which restricts movement and can cause pain
  • Pediatric Populations – Orthopedic and congenital conditions
    • Plantar fascitis
    • Tendinopathies
    • Knee and Ankle

Hobbies

  • Running
  • Family Time
  • Community Fun runs and Health Fairs

“When I get injuries, I go to Meridian Physical Therapy.”

Treyton Bell

“I had headaches for over 5 years! The therapist at Meridian physical therapy helped me and I am now headache free.”

Joan

“I had a total knee replacement and thought I would never be able to row again. Because of the therapist at Meridian Physical Therapy, I can row my boat.”

Dieter

“I was unable to walk more than 5 min. I am now able to walk 45 min and exercise every day.”

Sally