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Melissa Dreger, PT, DPT, OCS

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

Dr. Dreger received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Mount Union in 2012 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. She then completed an orthopedic residency program at the University of Delaware in 2016.



Dr. Dreger is board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization (ABPTS). She is also certified in Emergency Medical Response.



Dr. Dreger is the lab assistant for Musculoskeletal #1 PHT 6810 lab; Musculoskeletal #2 PHT 6820 lab; Musculoskeletal #3 PHT 6821 lab.


Scholarly Activities and Interests

Dr. Dreger publishes and presents on various topics related to orthopedic physical therapy.


Areas of Practice

Dr. Dreger's primary practice background is in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She is currently a practicing clinician in the Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic on NSU's campus and is a Clinical Instructor for the Clinical Practicum course series. 


Professional Activity Summary

Dr. Dreger is a current member of the APTA, a member of the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy (AOPT), and a member of the Residency and Fellowship Special Interest Group of the AOPT where she is a member of the nominating committee.

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