Physical Therapy

Jenica Holt-Melnick, PT, DPT, CLT

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients need to be referred by an SCCA physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Patients who have secondary lymphedema can be seen at the SCCA clinic by one of our physical therapists specializing in oncology.

Lymphedema A condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery. Nurse practitioner A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families. A registered nurse who has additional education and training in how to diagnose and treat disease. Nurse practitioners are licensed at the state level and certified by national nursing organizations. In cancer care, a nurse practitioner may manage the primary care of patients and their families, based on a practice agreement with a physician. Physician assistant A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A health professional who is licensed to do certain medical procedures under the guidance of a physician. A physician assistant may take medical histories, do physical exams, take blood and urine samples, care for wounds and give injections and immunizations.

Jenica joined SCCA in 2021 after working in Washington, DC. She has experience with orthopedic and oncologic patient populations. Jenica was originally drawn to oncology physical therapy through personal experience with family members receiving physical therapy during their course of treatment and the immense impact it made in quality of life and overall function.

Outside of clinic Jenica enjoys running, snowboarding, biking, and just being outside in general. The mountains and ocean are the perfect backdrop for outdoor activities and she thoroughly enjoys all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
 

Jenica Holt-Melnick, PT, DPT, CLT
Patient care philosophy

I have always aimed to provide compassionate care. I love working with people and find that physical therapy allows the clinician and patient to work closely together to reach the patient’s goals.

Clinical expertise
  • Lymphedema 
  • Orthopedics
Lymphedema A condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery.
Education and training
  • BS in Exercise Science: University of Puget Sound
  • DPT: The George Washington University
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist: Klose Training and Consulting
Lymphedema A condition in which extra lymph fluid builds up in tissues and causes swelling. It may occur in an arm or leg if lymph vessels are blocked, damaged or removed by surgery.

Contact

SCCA Physical Therapy
phone (206) 606-6373
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 am–5 pm