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Now I Can... dance like everyone is watching.

Melanie Creek is used to students following her every move as she teaches the latest choreography at Xpress Dance in Madison.

But there was a time when the studio owner couldn’t be the Pied Piper of Dance. She was too dizzy and disoriented. “It was really scary and very frustrating,” she said. “I couldn’t even walk straight.”

Now, she’s back to twirling and leaping. And she credits her comeback to Susan Geiger, a physical therapist at Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation in Flowood who is specially trained to treat balance disorders.

“She was able to tell me why I was feeling the way I was feeling. And it was refreshing to have someone understand my symptoms,” Creek said. “She was able to help when no one else could.”

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