At Reed Fitness & Physical Therapy, restoring your health comes first, but getting you fit is just as important! We believe everyone should experience a healthy, active, and pain free lifestyle – no matter where you are in that journey. Whether you are looking to move better, are recovering from an injury, or want to take your fitness to the next level, we can help!
Our high-quality, individualized approach leverages functional rehabilitation combined with manual therapy techniques to facilitate normal mobility and function, and get you back to an even higher level of activity pre-injury.
Movement is the best medicine for the human body and we believe that combining pain free functional exercise with nutrition and other lifestyle factors is the key to solving chronic disease. We take a holistic approach to treatment and strive to help people move well with less pain so they can achieve their highest level of function no matter what age or stage of life they are in.
Owner Melissa Reed
Melissa graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College in 2003. She has since earned her Certification in Dry Needling, and has taken extensive course work in manual therapy, back and neck pain treatment, shoulder dysfunctions, pregnancy/postpartum care, and much more. Her passion for movement and all aspects of health and fitness drives her dedication to restore pain-free function and return you to the things you love.
Melissa travels the world teaching CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Seminars on the weekend. She is passionate about spreading her love and knowledge about human movement.
Melissa lives in Brookfield, CT with her husband and three children. She loves spending time with her family on Candlewood Lake, and working out with her “CrossFit” family at CrossFit 203 which she co owns with her husband.
Women’s Health: A mother of three herself, Melissa has extensive training and experience in treating the pregnant and postpartum athlete. From activity modification recommendations during pregnancy, to developing a safe approach to postpartum workouts, it’s important to have the right healthcare provider directing your care. Kegel exercises aren’t enough for most new moms. Melissa is trained to treat diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, uterine prolapse naturally, as well as lower back pain and joint dysfunctions that many women experience.
Sports Physical Therapy: Melissa has dedicated her entire career to working with athletes of all ages. She believes in helping you regain pain free performance of your sport… not telling you to stop. A lifelong athlete, she is an avid CrossFitter, and has been involved in coaching since 2008. Melissa is part of the exclusive CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 Seminar training staff. Her expertise in movement allows her to go beyond treating an injury – she helps educate clients – adults and students – in proper mechanics and technique to prevent future issues. Melissa is uniquely positioned to help other athletes bounce back from all types of injuries and help you resume “your sport”, boost your performance and enjoyment!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need a prescription or referral for physical therapy?
A: No, the state of CT is “Direct Access” so there is no need for a doctor’s prescription for therapy.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: We are not in-network with any insurance. We are happy to give you a superbill to submit to your insurance carrier for reimbursement for out-of-network services.
Q: Why aren’t you in-network?
A: We care very much about the quality of care you receive. As an out-of-network provider, we are choosing to free ourselves from the constraints of insurance protocols and limitations in order to ensure an extremely high level of patient care.
Insurance companies don’t look at patient care like we do. At Reed Fitness & Physical Therapy you will work one-on-one with Melissa Reed, a licensed MSPT who cares about you and your goals. You will have her undivided attention for the duration of your treatment. At an in-network clinic, you’ll likely be lined up on a table in an open gym with a bunch of other people while one therapist directs all of you at once.
We believe your therapist needs to take the time needed to diagnose the underlying cause of your problem, correct it and make sure you understand how to be your own advocate when you’re not in treatment. That takes individual attention with a skilled therapist.
Q: Do you accept HSA or FSA cards?
Q: How long will my evaluation or treatment take?
A: Your initial evaluation will take as long as we feel we need to fully assess your entire injury and movement patterns. Typically up to an hour. After that Melissa will let you know how long to expect typical treatment sessions.
Q: But I’m not injured, why should I come see you?
A: Our passion and expertise is in human movement. We believe you would like to improve your fitness, strength, and endurance. By taking a look at how you move, we are able to help you fix muscle imbalances and mobility issues which will keep you injury free and help you continue to make progress towards your goals. Think of Reed Fitness & Physical Therapy as your routine musculoskeletal check up. You go and see the dentist every 6 months for a check up don’t you? Why not treat your body in the same preventative manner?!