Melissa Papa, DPT



Non-Surgical Options for Knee Pain

Those who suffer from knee pain may be reluctant to see an orthopedic specialist because they feel as though surgery may be their only solution. This is not always the case, and there are various ways in which your discomfort can be alleviated without surgical...

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...


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.