Physical Therapy

Melissa Federhar, PT, DPT, CLT, ATC

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.

Melissa specializes in working with lyphemdema patients and oncology rehabilitation. She came to SCCA after working for 10 years at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Issaquah. When not in clinic, you can find Melissa experimenting with new recipes, staying active outdoors, traveling or chasing after her son. A native of Wisconsin, she and her husband enjoy supporting the Green Bay Packers throughout the football season.

Melissa Federhar, PT
Patient care philosophy

My practice provides patients with compassionate care focused on current best practice guidelines.This allows patients with the ability to make informed decisions regarding their rehabilitation plan. I have a strong desire to empower patients along their journey at SCCA by identifying treatment strategies aligned to each individual’s goals.

Clinical expertise
  • Lymphedema
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology rehabilitation
Education and training
  • BA in Athletic Training: Marquette University
  • DPT: Marquette University
More information
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy 
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Klose Training and Consulting
  • Cancer Exercise Trainer,  American College of Sports Medicine


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