Katie MelvinPT, DPT
Katie was born and raised in Cheyenne, WY. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming. She moved to Utah in pursuit of her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and graduated in 2013. Her clinical training included inpatient and an extended term in outpatient orthopedic care under a fellowship trained therapist.
She started her career with Physical Therapy Central and is now partnered as the owner of the Guthrie clinic. Katie obtained her Manual Therapy Certification in 2015 and designation as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics in 2016 through Evidence In Motion’s Manual Therapy Certification Program. She also has specialized training with Trigger Point Dry Needling. Katie is an active member of the APTA since 2010, and OPTA since 2014. She is a member of the Guthrie Chamber of Commerce and serves on the chamber board. She loves to be active in the community and providing support where ever it is needed.
Outside of physical therapy her passions include spending time with family and friends, camping, spending time outdoors, and playing sports including volleyball, basketball, and soccer.
Niki HaddadPT, DPT
Niki was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Shawnee, Oklahoma. In 2010 she graduated from Shawnee High School, where she was an All-State tennis player. She was first exposed to physical therapy as a patient in high school due to various sports injuries. She graduated with special distinction in 2014 with a Bachelor of Health and Exercise Science from the University of Oklahoma. She then went on and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in May of 2017, where she graduated with outstanding distinction.
During physical therapy school, Niki completed clinical rotations at multiple outpatient clinics, OU Medical Center, and Putnam City Schools, which provided an excellent background working with various age groups and various diagnoses. In her third year of physical therapy school, the faculty awarded her the Elam Plowman Scholarship for excellence in musculoskeletal physical therapy.
Niki has been an active member of the APTA since 2014. Her areas of interest include orthopaedic therapy, manual therapy, and prevention and rehab of sports injuries. She plans to further her clinical expertise by becoming certified in orthopaedic physical therapy following residency in the future.
Niki lives in OKC with her husband, Toby Brown. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing sports including tennis, basketball, golf, and volleyball, spoiling her nephews, hiking with her husband and two dogs, and traveling. She is excited to be a member of the PTC family!