Meet Our Physical Therapists
Melissa Leitner, PT, DPT
Melissa graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia. Over the past 7.5 years, Melissa has worked exclusively in pediatrics, both in the clinic and the home environment. She has participated in a variety of continuing education courses including Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT), Myofascial Release, and techniques for treating torticollis. When she’s not working, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and their identical twin daughters, Charlotte and Addison. She also enjoys scrapbooking, quilting, and being with friends and family.
Ali Schultz, PT, DPT
Ali grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from The University of Georgia. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in St. Augustine, Florida and enjoyed living by the beach for 3 years. There Ali received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, and then moved back to Atlanta to pursue her passion of working in a pediatric physical therapy setting. Ali has been working at In Harmony Pediatric Therapy since 2014 and loves it. She has taken several continuing education courses with topics including: cerebral palsy in the pediatric population, plagiocephaly, the development of the gait, the pediatric brain, and pediatric orthopedics and sports medicine. Ali enjoys going to the beach, playing soccer, and spending time with her family and friends. She has a dog named Maddox, who she brings everywhere she can with her around the city. She also loves cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons football teams on weekends in the fall.
Megan Boggs, PT, DPT
Megan has been working at In Harmony since June, 2014. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a major in Exercise and Sports Science and from the University of North Georgia with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. When she was in college, she volunteered with Special Olympics Georgia and attended State Games as a gymnastics coach. She completed her pediatric clinical rotations at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in an outpatient clinic and at Scottish Rite. In her spare time, Megan enjoys running, yoga, baking and especially spending time with her husband, David, and dog, Pancake.
Lisa Shaw, PT
Lisa graduated in 1998 with honors with her degree in Physical Therapy from The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. She has specialized in pediatrics for over 16 years and is NDT certified (Neuro-Developmental Treatment). She began her career in Winston-Salem, NC where she worked in pediatric inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation as well as in a Developmental Evaluation Clinic for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Since moving to Atlanta in 2004 with her husband, she has worked in early intervention, acute care (prn at Scottish Rite) including NICU care, and with private clinics providing clinic and home based care. She is experienced in casting and splinting, orthotics, adaptive equipment, and a wide variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, toe walking, torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down syndrome, and other neurological and musculoskeletal issues. She has extensive continuing education experience in pediatric therapy including NDT, myofascial release, respiratory function, feet and orthotics, orthopedics, sensory integration, adaptive equipment, wound care, TheraTogs, and torticollis.
Lisa really enjoys working with each child and family and has been working with In Harmony to do so in the home environment. She also has a passion for helping new moms adapt to mothering and using therapy techniques for positioning and handling to help her baby’s sensorimotor skills as well as teaching gross motor activities in a group setting to promote normal development. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, and the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. Lisa lives in East Cobb with her husband and 3 elementary aged children and enjoys playing with her children, studying Pilates, sewing, and playing the flute.
Bridget Calkins, DPT, MOT
Bridget graduated from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Master’s in Occupational Therapy in 2004, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy as part of their Dual Program in 2005. Bridget worked in Florida about 10 years prior to this setting, in hospitals, home health, mostly outpatient orthopedic adults, and outpatient pediatrics. She has practiced equally as an OT and a PT depending on the needs of individuals. She has been in Canton for a little over 2 years in this setting. Bridget has a passion for providing children and all people quality treatment. She loves working with children and is excited to work with children especially in the areas of sensory integration, vestibular rehabilitation, and orthopedics. She loves spending time with her family including her husband, two toddler sons, and two Labrador retrievers. She enjoys being outside running, hiking, or just being active exploring new things. She also loves family nights of movies and popcorn and homemade goodies.