Melissa Kolski

Display Name Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT

Position Education Program Manager / Physical Therapist
Assistant Professor
NU-RIC Orthopedic Physical Therapy Co-Director
Phone Number Description Phone

Telephone Number

1-844-355-ABLE

About Me

About Me

Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT has a specialty interest in spine care and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. She is a board-certified orthopedic specialist and diplomate in mechanical diagnosis and therapy. Melissa is an education program manager and practicing clinician at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is a member of American Physical Therapy Association in the orthopedic section, pain management, foot and ankle special interest groups, and other organizations such as the McKenzie Institute. She is a member of the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for Orthopedic Clinical Specialists in the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Melissa is currently a mentor & on the Board of the NU-RIC Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. She is an Assistant Professor and clinical faculty in Northwestern University's PTHMS Clinical Management of Patients with Musculoskeletal Dysfunction course series. Recently, she published a textbook, A World of Hurt: A Guide to Classifying Pain and is working on researching the outcomes associated with the musculoskeletal pain classification system discussed in this text. www.musculoskeletal-pain.com

Location

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Professional Associations

    Education

    Credential

    1993 - 1997
    University of Notre Dame Arts and Letters Pre-Professional Psychology
    1997 - 2000
    Widener University Physical Therapy
    1997 - 2000
    Widener University Certificate in Health Care Administration
    Fellowship

    Credential

    2009 - 2010
    University of Otago Diplomate in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

Honors + Awards

  • Sarah Baskin Research Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    , 2013
  • Henry B Betts, MD Innovation Award
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
    , 2011
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Co-Director
    NUPTHMS & RIC
    , 2017

Certificates + Licenses

  • Physical Therapy License
    State of Illinois, PA, NJ
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
    American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
  • Diploma in MDT
    McKenzie Institue International