Meische’s passion and career path began in rehab after several devastating knee injuries. Over her high school and collegiate years, she has spent years in physical therapy where she witnessed the impact a strong rehab team can have on a patient. She returned to competition after each injury and ultimately was able to compete as a four-year varsity collegiate athlete at Frostburg State University. She completed her Bachelor’s in Athletic training at Frostburg State University where she worked with college-level athletes from various sporting backgrounds. Here she evaluated and implemented appropriate, individualize rehab protocols. She continued to work as a Certified Athletic Trainer while pursuing her graduate degree. She worked at Lowellville High School in Lowellville, OH where she was the first Athletic Trainer employed by the school. She then implemented and developed their athletic training program and was responsible for all student-athletes. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Youngstown State. As part of her Physical Therapy residency, she worked in various settings to include ICU inpatient, pediatrics and outpatient. She began her post-graduate career at Pivot Physical Therapy where she worked with a multitude of post-surgical, orthopedic, and mobility impairments. She specialized as the Concussion Specialist at her clinic where she evaluated, diagnosed and provided appropriate treatment plans for concussions. She was denoted as one of the physical therapists with a strong background in sports based injury and rehabilitation, taking on the majority of the athletic caseload. “Athlete’s need to return to their best: the highest level of competition whether it be the collegiate level, high school, weekend warriors, chasing their kids around, work, or an active overall lifestyle.” Meische’s goal in the rehab of her patients is to take every “athlete” and return them to their life’s passion.
Undergraduate - Frostburg State University, Bachelor's of Athletic Training
Doctorate - Youngstown State University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy