• Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1997
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Belmont University (TN), 2000
  • Doctorate, Physical Therapy, Belmont University (TN), 2001
  • Board certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy

Experience and Interests

Melissa joined our Ohio State campus location team in 2007. She is the coordinator for the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program, a post professional educational program for physical therapists pursuing a specialization in orthopedics, where she is involved with mentoring and professional skill development of the residents.

Dr. Kidder holds an appointment as a lecturer the Division of Physical Therapy at Ohio State, teaching musculoskeletal labs, where she is able to combine her interest in education with outpatient sports medicine and orthopedics.

Melissa is a member and has committee responsibilities in the American Physical Therapy Association.