Season 2, Episode 2 – Guest: Melanie Byford-Young

My guest for this episode is Melanie Byford-Young, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, Oregon – A STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center. Melanie is as intelligent as she is funny. We’ve been friends for years, and I know you’re going to enjoy The John Garey Show, Season 2, Episode 2. Get ready to laugh and learn!

Meet Melanie


Melanie Byford-Young has been an innovator in the field Therapeutic Pilates since 1999. She stays busy seeing clients at her studio, as well as teaching Therapeutic Pilates both at home and internationally. Melanie has created an extensive series of courses and workshops, including the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation courses, Therapeutic Pilates Workshops for Pacific Northwest Pilates, and on-line courses for Medbridge Education. Her passion for teaching anatomy, biomechanics, and creative problem solving is at the root of these projects.

Melanie was originally a licensed physical therapist, graduating from McMaster University in Ontario with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy in 1991. She also earned the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s Certificate in manual and manipulative physiotherapy. She has studied extensively, focusing on orthopedics, sports and biomechanics.

Show Notes

John’s Monologue: (Begins :15)

Meet and Greet Segment (Begins at 2:45)

Inspire Segment (Begins at 11:17)

Fun Segment (Begins at 20:17)

Training Segment (Begins at 29:15)

Final Question (Begins at 34:48)

Reference Material and Links
For course and workshop information, please contact
or call PNWP at (503)292-4409

To Train with Melanie:
Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
MedBridge Education

Reference Material:
Anatomy of Movement, by Blandine Calais-Germain
Anatomy Trains, by Thomas Myers
Muscle System Pro III
Skeletal System Pro III
Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes, Shirley Sarhmann

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