Dr. Melissa McNulty, PT, DPT, COMT
Community Care Coordinator, Physical Therapist
Dr. McNulty joined Healing Motion Physical Therapy in December of 2019 after relocating from Alaska to Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
Mel graduated with honors from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and later earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2011.
After graduate school, Mel returned home to Alaska and served the Matanuska Susitna Valley in the outpatient orthopedic setting for seven and a half years. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) and is also skilled in both land-based and aquatic therapeutic exercise prescription. Mel is particularly passionate about treating the older adult, and recently completed her Cert-MMOA (Modern Management of the Older Adult Certification) through the Institute of Clinical Excellence. Mel considers it a privilege to practice physical therapy, and strives to provide personalized, unparalleled care through hands-on treatment, education, and of course, healing motion. In addition, Mel is perhaps less commonly known as “the praying PT,” and she welcomes the opportunity to share prayer with patients when invited to do so. Apart from clinical practice, Mel also serves as Healing Motion’s Community Care Coordinator and works closely with many of our incredible nonprofit groups.
Outside the clinic, Mel enjoys spending time with her husband, Shawn, radical rescue dog, Mason, and family – including nearby niece, Olivia, and nephew, Henry. Mel is also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan, and, of her own admission, spends entirely too much time on fantasy football.