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Melissa Dreger, PT, DPT, OCS

Melissa Dreger, PT, DPT, OCS
Instructor, Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1943


Orthopaedic Residency Program at University of Delaware, 2016

Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Pittsburgh, 2015

BS in Exercise Science at the University of Mount Union, 2012


American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Certification in Orthopedics 2010


Dr. Dreger teaches as a lab instructor and guest lecturer within the Musculoskeletal courses, as well as the Orthopaedic Residency curriculum.

Scholarly Activities and Research Interests

Dr.Dreger's primary research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic conditions, post-concussion syndrome, and organizational development and change with a special interest in inclusive leadership for social justice.


Dr.Dreger participates in the NSU Jamaica Medical Mission, is a co-chair of the Cultural Competency Task Force, and a member of the Multicultural Affairs Committee at NSU.

Areas of Practice

Dr.Dreger is an orthopaedic physical therapist, Clinical Instructor, and Mentor within the NSU Rehab Clinic.

Professional Activity

Dr.Dreger is a member of the Academy of Orthopaedic PT, Academy of Education, a member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), and has co-authored several monographs for the Academy of Orthopaedic PT. 

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