I am passionate about the early detection and diagnosis of neuro-motor disorders as it can improve outcomes for children and their families.
Melana Tysowsky, PT, DPT

About

Biography

I'm a doctor of physical therapy with a specialty in high-risk infants. I strive to be family-centered and work closely with caregivers and their children. I try to overcome barriers or challenges specific to the patient and family's situation to achieve their physical therapy goals.

Through my love of dance, I knew I wanted to become a physical therapist to help patients thrive through movement. I love working with children because it is empowering to help a family learn how to support their child's development. I also find it rewarding to see the joy and excitement when children learn a new skill and can explore their environment for the first time.

I am part of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Core Team at Cincinnati Children's. I serve as a physical therapist in the Infant Motor Evaluation Clinic. I am passionate about the early detection and diagnosis of neuro-motor disorders as it can improve outcomes for children and their families.

When I'm not working, I enjoy serving my community as a member of the Ukrainian National Women's League in Cincinnati.

BFA-Dance: Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, 2009.

DPT: Duke University, Durham, NC, 2016.

Interests

High risk infants; torticollis; early gross motor skill development

Services and Specialties

Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

Insurance Information

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Publications

Commentary on "Muscle Properties, Gross Motor Performance, and Quality of Life in Children With Sickle Cell Disease ". Reader, B; Tysowsky, M. Pediatric Physical Therapy. 2023; 35:457.

Acute Care Physical Therapy and Sickle Cell Disease. Reader, B; Tysowsky, M; Collins, AB; Power-Hays, A. 2023; 14:87-92.

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4.6
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