Meet Our Team
Melissa Lisjak, PTA
2018, Associates of Applied Science, Macomb Community College
Areas of Interest/Passions:
Pre & Post Surgical Care
Strength and Conditioning
Sport Specific Rehabilitation
Gait and Postural Analysis
Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), State of Michigan
I became interested in the physical therapy field when I was being treated for scoliosis as a teenager. I was in and out of different therapy clinics and realized how special it was to help people get back on the right track and live a more functional life. I was a competitive dancer for 19 years and knew I would find myself somewhere in the health and wellness field. Throughout the years, I have worked at local gyms which helped me find my path in the real world. Physical therapy not only can help to eliminate pain and rehab from injury, but help people live the best and most healthy life there is to live!
I have a passion to help care for others, not only in my work but in my everyday life. My husband and I rescued a puppy last summer and have been in love ever since! We love to travel and go camping to see everything that Michigan has to offer! I also have two sisters, one older and one younger. I am extremely family oriented and love to spend as much time as I can with them.
During the PTA program, I was lucky enough to have a full-time clinical rotation at HealthQuest in Rochester Hills. Throughout my experience, I was able to absorb an exuberant amount of manual techniques that helped me build my clinical skills and broaden my knowledge and approach to treating patients. HQPT opened my eyes to a “customized plan of care” that benefited every specific patient and their goals in therapy. It was very early in my rotation when I noticed the “family feel” that HealthQuest gives to not only patients, but workers as well. I am extremely motivated and excited to learn and experience everything this company had to offer.