Melissa Federhar, PT, DPT, CLT, ALT

Melissa Federhar

Focus on Lymphedema and Oncology Rehabilitation

Melissa specializes in working with lymphedema patients and oncology rehabilitation. She came to Fred Hutch 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.

Patient Care Philosopy

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 Fred Hutch 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

Fred Hutch Physical Therapy

To schedule a physical therapy appointment, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center patients need to be referred by a Fred Hutch physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Patients who have secondary lymphedema can be seen at the Fred Hutch clinic by one of our physical therapists specializing in oncology.

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: 206.606.6373