Megan Elwell Dimacchia
Megan Elwell Dimacchia has been a Physical Therapist in Lorain since 2007 as well as a Lorain County resident for the majority of her life. She was born in Oberlin, Ohio, raised in Lorain, Ohio, and a graduate of Clearview High School where she was Valedictorian of her Senior Class in 2002. She received her Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science from Bowling Green State University in 2005 where she made Dean's List during all semesters and graduated towards the top of her class receiving Magna Cum Lade Honors. While she attended BGSU she was active in the Physical Therapy Club, Bowling Green Honors Program, BG Golden Key International Honor Society, and various athletics. She then received her Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences and Physical Therapy from the Medical University of Ohio in Toledo in 2006. While at the Medical University of Ohio she completed her research on the influence of bracing in lower extremity kinetics and kinematics. She completed her clinical work at the Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio; NovaCare in Phoenix, Arizona; Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, Ohio; and Elam Sports Oahu in Kapolei, Hawaii. She obtained her State License as a Physical Therapist in February of 2007 after passing both state and national exams. Since then she has worked in out-patient, in-patient rehab, and acute care settings where she has had a great deal of experience with a wide variety of diagnoses. Her experience includes; orthopedic rehab, post-surgical rehab, sports/athletic injuries, neurological rehab, lymphedema treatment, vestibular rehab/vertigo treatment, pediatrics, aquatics, and wheel-chair seating/assessments. Megan has done a great deal of additional study in the Mulligan Concept, the McKenzie Technique, and the Kinesiotaping Method. She became a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner in March of 2010 and has been CPR certified by the American Heart Association since 2005. She is also currently studying energy work and the style of Reiki. She has done volunteer work for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Ohio where she was a 'Big Sister' to underprivileged children from 2002 to 2006 and has also been involved in various local animal charities. She has practiced the Iyengar style of Yoga for the past 10 years and currently practices daily. She is also an avid runner, biker, and enjoys strength and weight training. When Megan isn't taking care of her patients, she devotes her time to her daughter Marley. Megan feels being a PT is her calling in life and states, 'I feel so lucky that I am able to get up every day and devote my life to helping other people.'