COLORADO CONCUSSION CLINIC
closing the gap in concussive injury care

Practitioners

PRACTITIONERS

 

Meet our team

 

 
 

Cheryl Melick, MD

Dr. Cheryl Melick earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire. Subsequently, she obtained her Medical Technologist certification and a Master of Science degree in Microbiology at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Dr. Melick attended medical school at Boston University, graduating with Honors. Her residency in Emergency Medicine was completed at Denver Health, and she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Most recently, Dr. Melick was a member of the elite panel of medical specialists that assisted in the preparation of the guidelines for the ground-breaking state statute which now regulates concussion management for youth sports in Colorado. Concurrently, she has worked closely with the pediatric concussion program at Rocky Mountain hospital for Children. Dr. Melick has over 25 years of experience in Emergency Medicine, and has treated dozens of patients with concussions over the years. She has taken a special interest in expanding concussion management access to the adult sports population. Outside of her Emergency Medicine responsibilities, Dr. Melick is the co-founder and medical director of the CMEH foundation, which promotes primary healthcare and education in rural Cambodia. In her spare time she enjoys skiing and the great outdoors that Colorado has to offer.

 

Tonya Fuller, MS PT

Tonya Fuller graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2001. Tonya worked in a variety of settings after graduation including skilled nursing, home health, private practice and within larger hospital systems. Her work focused on neurological outpatient care treating patients with diagnoses such as Multiple Sclerosis, stroke, spinal cord injury, and Traumatic Brain Injury. In 2006, Tonya began specializing in brain injury, dizziness, and balance disorders. She currently holds competencies in Vestibular Rehabilitation and Cervicogenic Dizziness and also has extensive training in treating visual issues related to head injury. In addition to being a clinician, Tonya teaches continuing education to other professionals in the areas of vestibular rehabilitation, concussion, visual dysfunction, and MS. 

 
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Sarah Brittain, MS CCC-SLP

Sarah Brittain has a Master of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. She is an active member of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado's (BIAC) board.  Sarah has a broad background in speech and language pathology and has worked in a variety of both private and public settings. Sarah previously worked at an outpatient clinic for patients with acquired traumatic brain injury where she collaborated with physical therapists, occupational therapists and patients' families, to create a highly personalized program. Sarah has in the past several years focused her work on providing high level, functional, cognitive rehabilitation to patient's who have sustained concussive injuries.