Why I Started NoCo PT

In my 13+ years practicing in Northern Colorado, I have worked in small outpatient clinics as well as large hospital systems, and I have seen so many barriers to patients getting much needed therapy services. These barriers include high deductibles and copays, time off work, transportation, long wait times times to see a PT, and more.

I founded NoCo PT in 2021 with the mission to make outpatient orthopedic physical therapy services more accessible and convenient especially for working populations. We want to bring excellent care to you so that you can get on with your life without sacrificing your health!

Melissa Richardson, PT, Cert DN
Melissa Richardson, PT, Cert DNOwner
Melissa Richardson, PT, Cert DN is the owner of NoCo PT. She graduated with her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from California State University-Northridge in 2008 and has been practicing in Colorado the last 13+ years. She has been a physical therapist in multiple private outpatient orthopedic clinics in Greeley, Windsor, and Fort Collins and worked for a large healthcare system as well. In these roles, Melissa has treated a wide variety of patients including post-surgical, chronic pain, weekend warrior, young athlete, and many more. She has specialized for 10+ years in vestibular therapy, helping people recover from and manage dizziness and loss of balance.
Melissa was a college athlete at the University of Illinois so she is very familiar with high level competitive athletics and is still involved in coaching youth volleyball. She lives in Windsor with her husband, kids, and dog and when she’s not treating patients she enjoys travelling, getting up to the mountains, and supporting her kids in their activities.