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Instructor Trainer bios

Melanie Byford-Young

Pacific NW Pilates
Ridgefield, Oregon, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork & Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ISP; Rehab; Halo® Training; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
PT

Bio
Melanie graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and is a Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer for the STOTT PILATES® Rehab Program. Specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy, she spent the next 10 years working as a physiotherapist at a private practice. In 1999, she became an IT teaching the full repertoire for Matwork, equipment as well as Injuries & Special Populations. Melanie is one of few instructors in the United States instructing the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Series. Utilizing Pilates for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, brings her the most joy in her career.

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