Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy
Merin Shekitka, DPT , CMT, C-PS, CertDN
Dr. Merin has over 20 years in the outpatient orthopedic rehab industry. She began her career as an Exercise Physiologist for a busy outpatient clinic, where she developed and implemented rehab and post rehab exercise programs for acute, chronic and post operative orthopedic conditions.
As a military spouse and mother of three active kids, her dream to return to physical therapy school finally became a reality in 2012. She graduated from Old Dominion University in 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy, earning the academic achievement award for her graduating class .
After graduation, Dr. Merin was privileged to work with our active duty military members and their families as a Civilian physical therapist at Eglin Air Force Base. There she gained extensive sports medicine and post operative experience and received specialized training in Osteopathic Manipulation and Dry Needling. As a direct access provider,
Dr. Merin has also completed her certification as a massage therapist with training in sports massage, myofacial release, cupping and trigger point therapy. Most recently she earned her certification as a Champion Performance Specialist, a comprehensive movement based approach to evaluation and treatment developed by some of the industry's most renowned physical therapists.
When she is not working or spending time with her awesome family, you can find her running the streets in the Red Mill area or working out at Inlet Fitness South!
Health, Movement, Wellbeing
At re+ACTIVE, our goal is to create a unique customized experience for each of our clients. Our evaluation and treatment approaches are centered around movement and function. This holistic approach helps us systematically identify client deficits in movement, strength, range of motion and motor control to tailor a plan of care specific to each client. Our ultimate goal is improving movement patterns to decrease pain and injury.
Our ability to perform one on one care enables individualized programs for each of our clients. A more focused treatment approach leads to less visits and faster recovery as compared to traditional physical therapy.
We believe in empowering our clients by providing them with the tools they need to get better and stay better. This involves constant communication, coaching, and education with an emphasis on maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle.