Melanie J. Lomaglio brings almost 20 years of instructional and clinical experience to her position. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is also an outpatient physical therapist and co-owner for S.T.A.R.S. Rehab. She also is the facilitator for the St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, which offers patients and caretakers year-round resources and access to safe, affordable community-based programs.
Prior to entering the field of education, she served as a practicing physical therapist in locations all over the country. Her clinical experience includes ProActive Physical Therapy and First Health of the Carolinas in North Carolina; Big Island Physical Therapy Care and Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in Hawaii; and St. Joseph’s Memorial Hospital in Washington.
Lomaglio is a licensed physical therapist and a certified neurologic clinical specialist (NCS). She is also a certified LSVT BIG clinician, a program designed for persons with Parkinson’s disease. She is a frequent presenter, most recently at the 2016 American Physical Therapy Association’s NEXT conference & Exposition. Lomaglio also presented at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Combined Section Meeting (CSM) in Indianapolis, IN, the 2015 Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) Spring Conference and the 2013 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference.