Dr. Melissa Hines, PT, DPT is the founder of Wellest Integrative Health located in Boston’s Back Bay. Since earning her doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in Boston she has specialized in pregnancy and postpartum care. Melissa has a strong interest in teaching and currently mentors physical therapists and students in the field to help empower therapists to think holistically. Melissa utilizes an intuitive touch and enlightened approach in each of her treatments so women can get the care they need. Specific pregnancy/postpartum related conditions Melissa treats include diastasis recti (abdominal separation), bladder incontinence/leakage, bladder urgency/frequency, fecal incontinence, constipation, pain due to perineal tear/episiotomy, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, c-section scar tissue discomfort, pubic symphysis dysfunction (pubic bone pain), prolapse, low back pain, hip pain, sciatic nerve pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis (IC), and fertility. Melissa lives in Boston’s South End with her husband. She enjoys exploring the city, trying out new restaurants, sailing, and the ocean.