Melissa is a graduate of The University of Maryland where she earned her BA in Psychology and earned her Masters in Social Work from New York University. Her experience includes, North Shore /Long Island Jewish Health System, independent agencies and once owned her own private practice. Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker -R Privilege in New York State and SIFI certified.
“I know Melissa is going to be a great addition to the team. From the moment you meet her you can just tell how much she truly cares for her clients” Sal Martella CPO/Owner. Melissa lives by the code that her job is to carry the weight of the crisis for the people she helps. Her extensive experience is what allows her to help clients and act as their advocate. Melissa will add a new service that has never before been offered at Progressive O&P. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she provides clients with the support they need beyond just their orthotics and prosthetics and helps them excel in life after their injury or limb loss. Melissa currently lives with her husband and two children in Plainview.
Progressive O&P is also proud to announce that they are now offering, in conjunction with the Amputee Coalition of America, a BMI Calculator specifically designed for amputees. Body Mass Index or BMI is a number calculated based on a persons weight and height and is used as an estimate of the effect of that persons weight on their health. This calculator is revolutionary because before this there were limited resources for amputees concerning at home BMI calculations. Before using this calculator, amputees should be sure to follow the outlined instructions and to keep in mind that this tool is simply just an estimate. http://www.progoandp.com/
About Progressive O &P
Progressive Orthotics and Prosthetics is located in Albertson, New York. Progressive provides prosthetic devices and services to individuals living with limb differences and orthotic devices and services to those living with mobility challenges. Working in their modern offices and fabrication laboratory, the elite practitioners at Progressive combine their deep understanding of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, technology, craftsmanship and aesthetic sensibility to custom fit each patient for maximum comfort, mobility and functionality.