Not your average everyday outpatient clinic
Learn more about OptimaLiving Therapy and our team of medical professionals, ready to assist you achieve optimal health and well-being.
As an occupational therapy owned clinic, we embrace a holistic and naturalistic approach to care. We believe in the body's ability to heal itself given the skillful support of advanced, hands-on therapeutic techniques, innovative, non-invasive modalities, and simple, yet effective exercises. We also understand that addressing the psychological, social, spiritual and environmental aspects of pain and healing, along with the physical, promotes faster recovery and improves long-term prognosis.
OptimaLiving Therapy & Pelvic Health Center specializes in in the treatment of pelvic and core instability, pain, injury & weakness. Our clinicians are licensed occupational and physical therapists with extensive education and training in Western medicine. In addition, we have consciously chosen to combine our medical knowledge and skills with elements of Eastern medicine. This complimentary blend of healing techniques and methodologies has proven to be effective in remediation of common musculoskeletal problems without the side effects that often accompany surgery and medication.
Our Therapists & Health Care Staff
Melissa Lee, MSOT, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
Occupational Therapist & Co-Owner of OptimaLiving
Melissa has over 10 years of experience in the field of Occupational Therapy. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, home of the 4th Trimester research project. In addition, Melissa has obtained board certification in biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD), is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, National Association for Continence and the International Pelvic Pain Society. After the birth of her second child, Melissa experienced severe pelvic pain, which drew her to the specialty area of treating pelvic floor issues as people suffering with pain, incontinence or prolapse are often under served. Melissa finds great joy in helping others find relief without surgery, medication or injections. When she isn’t at the clinic, Melissa loves to visit Colorado and enjoys time with her family.
Linda Rudd, M.Ed., OTR/L, BCB-PMD
Occupational Therapist & Co-Owner of OptimaLiving
Linda has over 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. She graduated summa cum laude from Colorado State University. Linda earned her board certification in biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction (BCB-PMD), is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the National Association for Continence. In addition, Linda has published numerous articles in the field of Occupational Therapy and loves to share her knowledge and expertise through presentations and work groups. As a child, Linda struggled with urinary urgency, which progressed in severity after 3 pregnancies. Linda was drawn to this specialty field of practice by her own personal experience and after being introduced to biofeedback during her residency at the Mayo Clinic. When Linda isn’t changing lives, she enjoys hiking, playing poker and spending time with her family.
Alexandra Burrrows, MOT, OTR/L
Alexandra graduated from Midwestern University in Arizona with her Master’s in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from Sonoma State University, California. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, as well as the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association and has certification in instrument assisted neurosensory manipulation. As she was growing up, Alexandra observed several strong women in her family struggle with pelvic health issues after having children, which is where her interest in pelvic health stemmed from. One of her greatest passions as an occupational therapist working at OptimaLiving is sharing her knowledge, education, and training to bring a holistic healing to all individuals who have been affected by pelvic floor dysfunction. As a California native, she loves all things outdoors; traveling, hiking, swimming, and the beach. She is a fan of good food, the Harry Potter series, and quality time spent with her family.
Dr. Talicia Llanes, OTD, OTR/L
Talicia graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Arizona State University. Talicia has worked in a variety of settings including Adult Inpatient care, Rehabilitation and Outpatient Pediatrics. Talicia became interested in Pelvic Health Therapy after attending a clinical presentation at OLT and through her personal experience of working with patients in other settings who demonstrated co-morbid pelvic floor difficulties. Talicia is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She has a strong passion for health and wellness and is always striving to promote well-being among her clients. To support her desire to help people maintain health, manage stress and recover from physical injuries, Talicia recently became a certified yoga instructor. When not devoting time to to her clients or furthering her practice, she loves spending time with family & friends and traveling.
Christine Nolan, PT
Christine is a graduate of Loma Linda University with 20 years experience working in a variety of in-patient and out-patient settings. She has great expertise in treating orthopedic conditions and soft-tissue injuries. Christine is a burst of positive energy and has a deep level of concern for the well-being of each and every client. She is an endless resource for all matters health, wellness and beauty. Her skills only matched by her passion for healing and serving others. Christine is a devoted mother of 3 beautiful children and in her spare time, she volunteers as a foster dog mom for Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue.
Dr. Shannon Treen, NMD
Dr. Treen is a licensed Naturopathic Physician with nearly a decade of clinical experience helping people and practitioners interested in a holistic lifestyle find their optimal health and performance through plant based nutrition, detoxification, fitness, and Aesthetic Medicine. Health is not just a life free of disease. It is a life full of vitality! Dr. Shannon Treen is an expert in all things Alternative Medicine and truly enjoys “walking the walk” and living a fully holistic lifestyle. She has joined the OptimaLiving team and is excited to be part of a practice that provides all natural, drug-free solutions for men and women's intimate health.
Jessica Arbaca, LMT, Massage Therapist
Yoga Instructor, Therapy Technician
Jessica has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist for 8 years. She is certified in a number of specialized techniques including Therapeutic, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Pregnancy Massage. She has a unique gift for detecting and treating problem areas. She is also a certified as a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Nidra Facilitator. Her primary motivation is ensuring clients have access to the tools they need to ensure ongoing health and wellness. When not busy giving massages, or teaching yoga, she assists as an OT Technician. In her "spare" time she enjoys spending time with family, attending her kids events and taking small getaways.
Patient & Office Support Team
Office Administrator, Billing Assistant
Ashley is a bright, young lady full of energy and great ideas. She is attending college to study Public Health Administration. She has exceptional customer service skills and is committed to making every client feel welcome and cared for. If you are inquiring about services, need an appointment ASAP, have a billing question or want to know more about our services and/or products, Ashley is the "go-to-girl"!
About The OptimaLiving Therapy Difference
Outpatient occupational and physical therapy is not the same everywhere you go. Our expert approach to relieving pain and functional limitations is unique and skillfully crated to address the whole person, not just one body part or organ. We don't waste your time with "fluffy" exercise machines or warm-ups. Our treatment plans are developed with purpose and intention to address your specific ailment or condition. We also provide extensive education about your condition and will instruct you in strategies and movements you can implement at home to expedite your healing and maintain your results.
We have expert knowledge and certifications in pelvic floor therapy, biofeedback, myofascial release, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, cold laser, Viveve vaginal rejuvenation, GAINSWave shockwave treatment for ED, therapeutic massage and the use of botanicals for health and healing. Our approach to care is comprehensive and client centered with an emphasis on total well-being. We deliver passionate care in a relaxing environment with the goal of helping you achieve a state of OptimalLiving - free of pain & limitations.
Contact us today for a complimentary screening and experience our care first hand to determine if we are the right place for you. We trust you'll find our approach uniquely refreshing.
Call or Text 623-777-3113 or use the Jivochat box below.