Melani Leonard-Cooper, MSOM, L.Ac. Dip.OM, C.SMA is a dedicated Certified Sports Medicine Licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist who specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute body pain (all over the body), orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, digestive disorders, headaches/migraines, and complex internal medicine disorders.
She graduated from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in Los Angeles in 2010 and has been treating patients with Acupuncture since 2008. In 2015, she decided to expand her education and knowledge by taking the Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification Program in Chicago. This program is the most advanced training for Acupuncturists in sports medicine, pain and orthopedic conditions. This training helps integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine principles with Western biomedical information. The program focused on assessment/treatment techniques, orthopedic testing, manual muscle testing, postural assessment, corrective exercises, multiple cadaver labs with dissection, specialized techniques, myofascial therapy and much more!
Melani moved to California in 2007 to attend grad school but she grew up in Florida with her little brother and her Paternal Grandmother. Her Grandmother raised them all on her own and encouraged them to love everyone, to be of service to others and instilled a love of helping people.