Lecturer, Director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program
516W Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Professional Areas of Interest
Dr Kidder is the Director 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.
Dewitt J, Kidder M. “Choosing a Residency That is Right for You”. Presented at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Columbus, OH 4/5/2019
Kidder M. “Clinical Decision Making and Reflection are Imperative to Student’s and Resident’s Clinical Development…Tips for the Clinical Instructors/Residency Faculty. OPTA 10/9/18
Dewitt J, Kidder M. “The Power of Teaching, Ripple Effects in Clinical Practice”. Presented at the Ohio Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. Columbus, OH 3/24/2017
- PT 6410
- PT 7420
- PT 8410
- Bachelor of Science, Ohio University, 1997
- Doctorate, Physical Therapy, Belmont University (TN), 2001