Melissa James, MPT

Melissa is a Physical Therapist who joined Premier Bone and Joint team in 2016.  She is a Wyoming native and attended the University of Wyoming for her undergraduate studies.  She then attended the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for her Physical Therapy Degree and has been working as a Physical Therapist since 1996.  She and her family came back to Wyoming in 1999 and have worked and lived here ever since.  She loves working with rehab patients of all ages and focuses on functional movements and exercises that will help restore everyday movements.  Melissa is passionate about teaching students to promote knowledge and build up the future of the field.  She loves treating upper extremities including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, and has numerous years of experience in manual therapy techniques for hips, knees, and ankles as well.  When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  Her specialties include:


Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP)

Selective Muscle Function Assessment practitioner

Manual Lymphatic Drainage certification

Falls Prevention Specialist

Upper and Lower extremity Rehab Interventionist

Injury Prevention

Vestibular Rehab

Sports Metrics Certified

Pediatric Physical Therapy Interventionist