Melanie Tidman DHSc, M.A., OTR/L, MHP
Dr. Melanie Tidman completed a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy, a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, and a Doctorate in Health Science. Dr. Tidman has 44 years of experience in pediatrics, intensive care, and adult physical rehabilitation, emphasizing neurology, neurodegenerative diseases, and neurosurgery rehabilitation. She received certification from the Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners as a Metabolic Health Practitioner with specialties in Telehealth applications in Parkinson’s Disease, Metabolic Health, and Diabetes.
During her professional experience, Dr. Tidman has published over 20 articles about telehealth, healthcare reform, Parkinson’s Disease, and Public Health applications to chronic disease management in developing countries. She is a contributing chapter author for an Occupational Therapy textbook. Her book “Families in ICU: A Survival Guide” was published in October 2015 and is the first book in a series of educational guides for families of patients with neurological conditions. Her second book “Families in the Rehabilitation Center and Beyond” was published in February 2017. Dr. Tidman is an Adjunct Professor for 4 Universities and has expertise in healthcare delivery, healthcare administration, patient-centered care, and professional writing. She is also the Director of Clinical Research for the Colorado Parkinson Foundation. She has conducted and published clinical research on Parkinson’s Disease using both low-carb approaches and the Ketogenic diet since 2019.