Nicole Melfi, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Department or Service

Location

  • West Campus

Phone: 832-227-2418

Contact Information

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

Clinical Specialist

Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus


Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist

Education

School Education Degree Year
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

About

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.

Organization

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.