Melissa Thess, PT, CLT

Director of Education and Quality

Melissa Thess, PT, CLT - Director of Education and Quality

Melissa Thess is the director of education and quality for ReVital, Select Medical’s national cancer rehabilitation program. She is responsible for developing and overseeing the clinical educational curriculum across the organization's national network of 1600 outpatient rehabilitation centers. Melissa also drives the creation of physician and patient educational content.

A certified lymphedema therapist, Melissa has been treating lymphedema patients since 2006. She has worked with oncologists throughout the St. Louis metro area and co-created lymphedema programs for various regional clinics. Melissa also serves as the program manager with SSM Health Physical Therapy where she helps lead its cancer rehabilitation efforts.

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Bradley University in Illinois. She lives in the St. Louis area and is an avid hockey fan and triathlete.