Krista Melton, PT, DPT

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts – Biological Sciences, Clemson University, 2013

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Montana Physical Therapy Association

PHILOSOPHY OF CARE:

I am a firm believer that movement is medicine. Pain can be a debilitating condition that greatly decreases one’s function and quality of life. My treatment approach is to first introduce safe exercises supplemented with manual techniques, education, and modalities as needed to decrease symptoms. Next, I systematically create an individualized exercise program that will allow patients to meet and surpass their functional goals in order to return to active and independent lives.

I am passionate about treating various conditions across all ages, knowing that each individual has very specific needs. Whether returning to sport or preventing falls, your goals are my priority. To be successful, I feel a partnership between a patient and their physical therapist is vital. I always listen first to my patient’s expectations so we can develop a plan together to achieve them. This includes an individualized home exercise program that compliments formal physical therapy treatment to maximize results. My personal goal is to give each and every patient the tools to manage their symptoms independently. This is why I make it a priority to seek out opportunities to learn new techniques and stay up to date with current research.

I also strive to be an example to my patients and live an active lifestyle. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy exercising, camping, and just soaking in the beauty Montana has to offer. My 3 dogs are a huge motivation for me to keep moving.