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1. General


This document sets out the terms of use of this Web Site, which is owned and operated by Elaine Mele, PT, DPT, PYT, trading as It incorporates the following document by reference: Privacy Policy


In addition, if you pay for information or advice from us (including in the form of a treatment program), your relationship with us will also be governed by the Terms of Service which will override this document to the extent of any inconsistency.

2. Consent


You signify your consent to these Terms by using this Website. We may alter these Terms by making changes to this web page at our discretion and without notice. By continuing to use this Website you accept these Terms as they apply from time to time.

3. Purpose and nature of our free content


a. Not personal treatment: Our free content is intended as general information only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, and must not be relied upon as a substitute for "in person" physical therapy or other medical treatment. You should organize a personal consultation with a suitably qualified medical professional before acting or relying on any free content.

b. No guarantee of currency: We attempt to ensure that our free content is current and based on the latest research and industry practice as at the date of initial publication, but we do not guarantee its currency.


4. Our legal relationship with you


a. No duty of care: We do not assume any duty of care in relation to you or any other third party by providing the free content.

b. No practitioner/client relationship: Mere use of this Website or free content is not intended to, and does not, create a practitioner-client relationship between you and us.


5. Liability


To the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude any liability to you for any loss, damage, claims or costs (whether indirect, incidental, special, consequential or otherwise), including those associated with;

a. loss of business, income or profits;

b. pain and suffering;

c. the need to obtain medical treatment or rehabilitation or equipment;

resulting from the use of this Website. To the maximum extent possible, this exclusion applies to liability, loss or damage arising under in tort, contract, negligence, under statute or otherwise.

Where liability cannot be excluded, any liability incurred by us in relation to the use of this Website or the free content is limited to the re-supply of the services or the free content.

6. Trademark ownership


Elaine Mele PT, DPT, PYT and are trademarked, and we reserve all rights with respect to that mark.


7. Copyright ownership


All free content is subject to copyright. Where copyright for materials on this Website is not owned by us, it has been included on the Website under a license from the owner or lawful licensee. Except as provided for by Clause 8, you must not use, copy or reproduce any free content (including graphics) in any way without our express written permission.


8. Use the information on this website


Subject to Clause 9, you are given a non-exclusive license, revocable at will, to copy and reproduce faithfully any blog post or part of any free content for personal use.

Subject to Clause 9, you are given a non-exclusive license, revocable at will, to copy and reproduce faithfully any blog post or part of any free content for commercial use, providing you:

a. display the title of the blog post; and

b. preserve the copyright notice 2019 ©Elaine Mele PT, DPT, PYT or ©;

c. where the blog post is reproduced on the World Wide Web,; or, in all other cases; and



9. Unauthorized use


You must only use this Website for legitimate personal purposes. In particular, you must not:

a. interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of this Website in any way;

b. alter or attempt to alter any free content;

c. attempt to gain access to any password protected user account on the Website which is not intended for use by you;

d. gain access, or attempt to gain access, to any private data, personal information or software code stored on the servers used by this Website; or

e. attempt to damage or commercial interests in any way.


10. Security and enforcement measures


We reserve the right to:

a. limit or deny your access to this Website or your ability to make comments if, in our opinion, you breach these Terms; and

b. collect and store your IP address for the purpose of enforcing these Terms.

Any unauthorized interruption or alteration is likely to result in criminal prosecution and/or civil action.


11. Links from this Web Site


Our Website contains links to other websites over which we have no control. We make no representations about the accuracy of information contained on those websites. We are not liable for the content on those websites, and if you choose to access those websites, you do so at your own risk.


12. Advertisements


This Website may contain advertisements for goods and services provided by third parties. Unless explicitly stated, we do not endorse any product or services advertised on this Website, and we make no assurances or warranties (expressed or implied) about the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any advertisement.


13. Governing law


These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Montana, United States, and you submit to the jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals in that State.


14. Definitions


In this document and the documents incorporated by reference, the following terms have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

"Blog post" means a post by us that appears on this Website;

"Comment" means any thought, remark, question or observation posted by a user of this Web Site in response to a Blog Post;

"Comments Policy" means the document located at Comments Policy and which sets out the conditions upon which comments can be made;

"Comments submission software" means any software application or code designed to enable a non-human user to submit content on web sites;

"Free content" means all text, graphics, images, video, sound and other data displayed on, or made available from, the Web Site without charge. It includes, without limitation, any Blog Post;

"Elaine Mele PT, DPT, PYT"  means us;

"Terms" and "Terms of Use" and "Terms of Service" means the terms of use of this Website as set out in this document and the documents incorporated by reference; and

"Website" means the website located at the domain "" and on all sub-domains, folders and sub-folders on those domains.


15. Interpretation


In this document, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

a. The terms "we", "us" and "our" are references to Elaine Mele PT, DPT, PYT, its successors and assignees.

b. Words defined in the singular have the corresponding meaning in the plural.

c. Reference to a "person" includes a reference to a corporation, association or other entity.

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