Nicole Melfi, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Department or Service


  • West Campus

Phone: 832-227-2418

Contact Information

18200 Katy Freeway
5th Floor - Sports PT Department
Houston, TX 77094
United States

Clinical Specialist

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus

Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist


School Education Degree Year
Marquette University university Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training 2013
Marquette University postgraduate education Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015
Texas Children’s Hospital Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program residency Sports Physical Therapy - Board Certified 2016


Nicole Melfi is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and former inaugural sports resident at Texas Children's Hospital. She now treats exclusively at the West Campus. She is a recent transfer to Texas after completing 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 pursuing completion of a manual therapy fellowship. 

Nicole believes in incorporating a combination of manual therapy techniques in addition to addressing movement dysfunctions through various exercises 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 staying active with recreational softball and volleyball leagues, yoga, and any outdoor activities.


Organization Name Role
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

Selected Publications

Pre-Season Assessment to Determine Injury Risk in Adolescent Rugby Players; Poster presentation at National APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018.