Physical Therapy and Fitness
Helping people with hypermobility and chronic pain feel strong and stable without fear of injury.
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ChimeraFit Virtual Classes
- The perfect blend of Pilates, Yoga, Strength and Balance.
- Feel strong, mobile, and in control of your body.
- Taught by a Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Designed specifically for hypermobility, EDS, arthritis, and chronic pain.
Mobile and Virtual
No driving, no parking, no waiting rooms.
I meet you at your home, office, gym, and virtually.
Start feeling better NOW from the comfort of your own home!
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"If you need an experienced and overall phenomenal PT (and not to mention a very cool person), to help you...Dr. Melissa is IT.
I give her the highest recommendation possible. For anyone, but especially for those with hypermobility and related issues."
- Linda G
Hypermobile Fitness Course
Feel strong, stable, and in control of your body.
Spring Cohort 1st Live Class + Q &A Tues March 21 at 5:00 CDT.
Enrollment for Spring 2023 is FULL! Click the link below to learn more and to get on the interest list for the Fall cohort.
In this 8-week online course, you'll learn my "Bendy Body Blueprint" for designing a completely personalized strength and stabilization program designed for your hypermobile body.Learn more
What Makes Chimera Health Different?
Physical Therapy sessions are 1:1 and designed just for you. You are never passed on to an aide, and each session is 60 min to give you all the time you need. Receive personalized care including videos of your exercises that will be updated as you improve.
My approach combines the best evidence based Physical Therapy with Pilates and Yoga, strength training along with neuromotor retraining, joint mobilizations, joint manipulations, trigger point try needling, and much more. I treat your whole body, not just the area of injury to help you feel even better and more resilient than you did before!
Have a question? I'm here for you! We'll stay in touch with an app where you can contact me between sessions. You can even send me videos of you performing exercises so I can check your form. No guessing if you're doing it right!
"Melissa is an incredible Physical Therapist! I'm so much stronger and my pain is almost completely gone after a few months."
- Kirsten M
Dr. Melissa Koehl, PT, DPT
I believe people with hypermobility, Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes, and chronic pain can feel strong and move without fear of injury.
Like many of my patients, I have hypermobile EDS (hEDS) In order to manage my symptoms, I've created my exclusive ChimeraFit method, blending the best elements of Pilates, Yoga, Strength and Balance training.
Read my story
"Melissa is a Physical Therapist and Pilates instructor of unrivaled quality....This is her calling, and it shows"
- Elena K
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In Greek mythology, the Chimera was a fire-breathing hybrid creature, with a lion head, a goat head, and a snake tail.
The Chimera symbolizes my hybrid approach to health and fitness It also reflects my love for all things creative, imaginative, and ferocious.