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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department, 5th Floor
18200 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77094
Nicole Melfi, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist
|Texas Children’s Hospital Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program||Residency||Sports Physical Therapy - Board Certified||2016|
|Marquette University||DPT||Doctorate of Physical Therapy||2015|
|Marquette University||University||Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training||2013|
Nicole Melfi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and former inaugural sports resident at Texas Children's Hospital. She is the Sports Residency Coordinator at the West Campus. Nicole completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Marquette University. She is also a certified athletic trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and holds a certification in the GRASTON technique. Nicole is currently completing her fellowship through OPTIM Manual Therapy. Additionally, she is active within Texas Children's Hospital Sports Medicine research team for establishing new research projects and continuing current studies.
Nicole believes in incorporating a combination of manual therapy techniques, loaded exercise, movement re-training for return to daily activities and sport. She is passionate about injury prevention for athletes of all ages with experience from youth to collegiate athletics.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys cooking and staying active with weight training, running, and yoga.
|American Physical Therapy Association||Member|
|APTA Youth Athlete, Collegiate and Professional Athlete Special Interest Group (SIG)||Member|
|National Strength and Conditioning Association||Member|
|Texas Physical Therapy Association||Member|
Pre-Season Assessment to Determine Injury Risk in Adolescent Rugby Players; Poster presentation at National APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018.
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