Melissa Buffer-Trenouth, MSPT
Health and Wellness Coordinator/Curator
Melissa graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. While getting her master’s, she studied in NY, NY at Performing Arts Physical Therapy learning the ropes of performing arts medicine and backstage PT. Upon returning to Boston, Melissa began working for a local outpatient clinic, Sports and PT Associates. In 2008, she opened a clinic in Cambridge, MA under their umbrella and managed it for 11 years, overseeing a transition to the now, ATI Physical Therapy. In early 2019, Melissa left her position at ATI Physical Therapy to start her own company, Buffer Trenouth Physical Therapy. She now focuses on 1 on 1 treatments with a strong focus on manual treatment, restoring alignment and biomechanical efficiency. Melissa has also been providing backstage physical therapy for touring Broadway shows, American Repertory Theater, the Huntington Theater and a number of other Boston area dance and theater companies for the past 13 years. Melissa works with clients of all ages and abilities and is active in the dance and circus communities in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area. She is a classically trained dancer and has studied ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, modern and contemporary, and continues to stay involved with her former dance company, Rainbow Tribe. Melissa is also an active member of the Boston Dance Alliance and The International Association of Dance Medicine and Science. Melissa’s expertise has appeared in Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Informa and Today in PT. Melissa’s husband, Jason Trenouth MSPT, is also a physical therapist in the area and together have 2 wonderful little girls, Annabelle and Rose.
“I’m honored to be part of a cooperative dedicated to the arts in Boston. I hope to create and curate relationships and opportunities for artists and healers to meet and work together. Artists know their health and wellness is incredibly important and a key to their success. Bringing knowledgeable, talented body workers, healers, and wellness experts and coaches to this space is a critical part of building a complete community and I feel incredibly honored to be part of that.” - Melissa Buffer-Trenouth