Elizabeth Melville


Elizabeth graduated from Marquette University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. She continued her education through the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association’s Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy Professional Development Program focusing on improving her manual physical therapy skills and clinical reasoning. She enjoys learning and has continued her professional education through many orthopedic and manual based courses through the Institute of Physical Art and other respected continuing education programs.

In addition to treating patients, Elizabeth teaches in Marquette University’s Exercise Science and Physical Therapy programs, introducing undergraduate students to the world of Kinesiology and teaching and refining the skills of graduate students in Orthopedics.

Elizabeth believes strongly in one on one personalized care in order to allow for the best, most individualized treatment possible. She is a good listener and strong supporter of patient education which allows each person to have control of their own health and rehabilitation process. She believes that the combination of strong manual therapy treatment interventions with specific exercise prescription can provide great results for her patients. She is a strong proponent that treatment must be tailored to fit each patient’s individual lifestyle and goals. Elizabeth enjoys working with a variety of patients including all activity levels, abilities, and ages.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work with people in all stages of life and help them on their journey to recovery.”


Nearly all of Body Mechanics' patients have been referred to us by friends, family and colleagues.

On my first visit to Elizabeth it was difficult for me to raise my arm above my shoulder. I was afraid to use that arm and had trouble sleeping because of the constant shoulder ache. During our six weeks together Elizabeth massaged tight muscles until they became pliable, then taught me to reuse and strengthen those muscles. Each session she seemed to know which areas needed work and in time I was able to use my arm normally again. I am thrilled to be well on the road to recovery in such a short time, but I’m going to miss my sessions with Elizabeth because I enjoyed talking with her so much! I can’t imagine a more caring and competent therapist, and would recommend her to anyone needing physical therapy.


Elizabeth is an amazing PT. I have seen Elizabeth over the past 9 months for recovery from surgery on my hamstring. Her treatment has been excellent and I am back to running, hiking, biking and soon skiing. Elizabeth explains verbally and with pictures/diagrams what is happening in my musculoskeletal system. Unlike many PTs she will do hands-on manipulation. She provides exercises to do between our appointments, which have significantly facilitated healing. I cannot recommend Elizabeth enough.

Nancy O'Donnell

Sent by friends who had amazing improvement and I experienced the same of an 8 month complaint . Very thorough analysis of the problem (much more complete than other PTs) and Elizabeth resolved the issue within a short time with massage and strengthening exercises. Highly Recommended!


I met Elizabeth Melville after a shoulder repair surgery was unsuccessful and I was looking at a long recovery from a concurrent nerve injury before further shoulder repair could be attempted. I wanted someone who I felt confident would take the long view and work with me through slow progress and with multiple objectives.

Elizabeth has been absolutely WONDERFUL to work with! She listens carefully and applies her extensive knowledge of human anatomy and body mechanics. She always checks her understanding and conclusions with me to ensure we both have a clear understanding. She thinks outside the box about treatment modalities. She is kind, caring, and so enthusiastic in her work; I trust that my wellbeing and progress are absolutely a priority for her. Something out of the ordinary in my experience with physical therapists is that she followed up via email with me regarding home exercises. She also readily uses physical manipulation when called for.


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Milwaukee, WI 53202  (map)

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Pewaukee, WI 53072  (map)