Dr. Melissa Michaels, PT, DPT

Physical Therapists

Dr. Melissa Michaels, PT, DPT 2019-02-18T16:06:18+00:00

Dr. Melissa is a graduate of The College of New Jersey and has recently finished her doctorate, at the top of her class, in physical therapy at UMDNJ She is well rounded when it comes to physical therapy and rehabilitation. Dr. Melissa was a physical therapy aide in Hopewell, NJ for four years where she was able to get firsthand experience while she continued her education. She also took a year worth of clinical studies at various facilities which really helped her build her foundation of techniques. In the near future, Dr. Melissa looks forward to furthering her manual skills with advanced Maitland courses, in the near future.

Dr. Melissa currently resides in Jackson, New Jersey. On her free time she enjoys the beach and outdoor activities, such as bike riding. She also has always had a love for fitness and working out! When Dr. Melissa isn’t working she always finds herself spending time with her family, friends, husband, and adorable daughter Brynlee!

  Review Dr. Melissa Michaels


Dr. Melissa is a delight to work with. She immediately understood my issues and worked on those “trigger” spots!!! I hope I will be feeling better before she goes out on maternity leave ! She is always smiling and friendly which makes everything better! Thank you for caring.
Debra D (1/13/19)
She explained what was wrong with my back in a clear and easy to understand way and quickly developed a plan to help me feel better. So far my experience has been great!
Alex W (1/2/19)

I cannot say enough about Dr Melissa. From my first consultation I knew I was in good hands. I had such bad wrist pain I couldn’t function. I’m just a few short weeks I am now pain free. She truely is amazing. To go from not being able to open a bottle to having no pain at all is a testament to her abilities. I would recommend to anyone with pain to go and ask for her! Kind and patient, asks questions and LISTENS! Wonderful!

Pat F (10/23/18)
Dr. Melissa is great! She is very helpful, and caring. She always listens to what I have to say, and she helped me get better very quickly!!
Isabelle S (8/7/18)
Having Melissa as my physical therapist was great. She always helped in getting me back to what i love which is what I wanted. I loved having her help me. She really knows how to work with me and help me get better faster !!
Sam S (7/2/18)

I wanted to share the excellent experience that I had with the Physical Therapy provided by Dr. Melissa. During my initial visit for PT for a Total Knee replacement my knee was stiff and tight and only bent 84 degrees. My thigh muscles were extremely tight and tender . The exemplary treatment provided by Dr. Melissa resulted in steady improvement of both the flexibility in bending my knee and relieving the pain in my muscles. After my third week of treatment my knee is bending 120 degrees .As a result of her treatment, I have been able to resume normal activity in my day to day activities. Thanks You Dr.! I would highly recommend Dr. Melissa based on my experience.

Ron G (3/29/17)
After my multi-level cervical fusion moving my head was almost impossible, fortunately thanks to the knowledgeable, caring and kind care of doctor Melissa I can move again and I am able to live a normal life. Thanks Dr. Melissa for everything you have done throughout these difficult months.
Myriam F (9/12/16)

My experience with Dr. Melissa exceeded my expectations. My lower back pain was severe causing difficulty walking. With meticulous care and attention, Dr. Melissa guided me through each session explaining, observing and encouraging me along the way. She provided detailed instructions for home activities and adjusted my PT if I had difficulty or as I progressed. Without a doubt, Melissa is clearly professional, knowledgeable, thorough and most importantly, kind and caring! I have completed my PT, and am pain free, and because of constant support from Dr. Melissa and all the staff, I realize the importance of continuing my exercises at home. During each of my visits, I was continually impressed with the caring and friendliness of all of the staff members.

Marianne R (7/19/16)
Melissa is by far the best physical therapist I have worked with. Her techniques, thoroughness, and personal attention are outstanding. Being a patient with chronic pain, she has helped me to feel relief and given me strategies and at-home exercises to help ease discomfort. I am very thankful for having been assigned to Melissa.
Maryanne F (4/24/16)

Dr. Melissa was assigned as my regular PT and from the first time I met with her, I knew she really cared about my condition and trying to get me on the right path to recovery. She is very thorough and always takes time to explain what she’s doing. If she will not be in the day that I’m coming, she always makes sure I’m well taken care of.

Jackie W (4/6/16)


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