Sport & Spine Rehab – Dr. Elizabeth Meliski
Dr. Beth grew up in Saratoga, New York. At a young age, she always had a desire to join the healthcare field. This continued throughout her schooling and into college where she decided to become a doctor. After receiving her personal training certification in her junior year her gears shifted. She started to understand the role prevention, nutrition and rehabilitation had in healthcare. A friend recommended chiropractic as a discipline and she knew it was the path for her.
In addition to her personal training, her undergraduate studies were focused on biochemistry and research in plant biology. Her various research studies were presented at Cornell, Smith College and UMass Amherst. Upon completion of her bachelor of science, she attended Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In professional school, Dr. Beth was the student chapter president for the American Chiropractic Association. In this role she lobbied in Washington, DC and St. Paul, MN for patient rights and the advancement of the profession. In her time lobbying, she fell in love with the nation’s capitol. After receiving her doctorate, she co-owned a practice and treated a multitude of patients in New York. She then ventured down to Washington, DC and ran an office in Tysons Corner. In addition to back and new pain, in Tysons Dr. Beth treated injuries of the upper and lower body with a special interest in runners. Being a Boston Marathon qualifier, Ragnar runner and lifelong race participant, Dr. Beth understands the physical demands required to maintain adequate form.
In addition to treating runners, Dr. Beth has certifications in Webster Technique for pregnant mothers and is currently pursuing a fellowship at the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association. As a mother she knows first-hand the anatomical changes women undergo when having a child. Therefore she has a strong desire to help rehabilitate women post-pregnancy. At Sport and Spine she brings her passion to help others by delivering the best methods for care. Additionally, her background in research fosters her need to stay current on the most effective treatments for her patients. Therapies such as myofascial release, kinesiology taping, Graston Technique, cold laser and other physiological modalities are just a few of the various types she has utilized in the past. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running and working out.