Melissa Carman is a licensed physical therapist assistant in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. In 2001 Melissa graduated from Alvernia College in Reading, PA with distinction and an associate’s degree in physical therapy. A year after beginning her career Melissa moved to the DC Metro area where she worked at the National Rehabilitation Hospital for 3 years before deciding to practice in private outpatient clinics including Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and Quince Orchard Medical Center. In addition to being a physical therapist assistant, Melissa is also a certified strength and conditioning instructor. Throughout her 10-year career as a personal trainer Melissa has focused on training post-rehabilitation clients.
Melissa has primarily treated orthopedic patients; however, she also has experience working in aquatic therapy, lymphedema management, cancer rehabilitation, breast cancer rehabilitation, spinal cord rehabilitation, work reintegration, body mechanics training/back education training and sports medicine. At Quince Orchard Medical Center Melissa specializes in treating post-operative knee disorders, sports and running injuries, scoliosis, chronic low back pain, body mechanics training and education and ergonomics training. Melissa is passionate about providing the best possible care and customer service to all her patients. She has especially enjoyed working at Quince Orchard Medical Center because of the one-to-one patient care she is able to provide and other treatment options she can offer her patients that come with working within a multispecialty practice. Beginning in February of 2014, Melissa also became Quince Orchard Medical Center’s Front Desk Manager.
As an individual, Melissa continues to be committed to leading a healthy, active lifestyle and encourages her patients and clients to do the same. She enjoys outdoor activities including running and hiking and spending quality time with her family. Melissa also co-teaches a class called Healthy Hands=Happy Knitters which teaches the ergonomics of knitting and the steps necessary to prevent various repetitive motion injuries that often result from the static activity of knitting.