Melissa Papa, DPT



The Pluses & Perils of Pickleball

Pickleball is all the rage. Each day, more and more individuals, across all age groups are heading to the pickleball courts. With over 4.8 million participants nationwide in 2022, and 39.3% growth over the last two years, pickleball has become the fastest-growing...

How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries this Cold Season

By Joseph Stellabotte, M.D., sports medicine specialist at Premier Every year, 'Old Man Winter' brings with him an assortment of sprains, strains, and fractures. But following a few simple steps can lower the odds that you or a loved one suffers a winter weather...


Melissa received her bachelors in Kinesiology from Penn State University in 2014 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of the Sciences in 2018. Melissa has completed affiliations in the orthopedic and acute care settings with a variety of demographics. She has a background in lacrosse, field hockey and soccer. She enjoys treating patients of all ages to encourage pain free functional movement through an individualized approach.

Melissa offers direct access physical therapy. Direct access allows patients with an injury to see a Premier Orthopaedics physical therapist for 30 days without a physician referral. Direct access is not for Medicare, WC or MVA patients. To set up an appointment, please call 610-524-7251.