Focused On Improving The Quality of Your Life

Our Mission at the Center for Orthopedic and Lymphatic Physical Therapy is to create a peaceful, calm, supportive environment for our patients to seek highly skilled and compassionate physical therapy. We will also strive to provide community support/referral for those individuals with needs beyond the scope of physical therapy.

Our Story

In 2001, Dr. Melissa Mercogliano founded the Center for Orthopedic & Lymphatic Physical Therapy (COLPT) as a way of escaping the corporate owned physical therapy clinics which focused more on profits than patient care. She began COLPT with just herself and a receptionist and over the years it has grown to become one of the major physical therapy clinics in the Port Orchard, WA area employing more than 10 full time and part time staff.

COLPT to this day is still privately owned which allows your therapist to focus on what's best for you without pressure from business managers or cost accountants. Every morning, each patient for that day is discussed collaberatively among the professional staff in "rounds" which insures that you are receiving the best treatment possible.

We value the trust that you put in us when you seek treatment at COLPT and know that you have a choice of several area facilities. We also know that our success is measured one patient at a time. We take great pride in the fact that we have treated several generations of many families in the area and will do whatever we can on a daily basis to continue to earn that trust.

What Makes Us Different

  • We only use licensed staff to provide patient care.

  • All clinical staff meet each morning to discuss every
    patient's case which fosters collaborative care for the best results for patients.

  • All appointments are 45 minutes spent one to one with your provider.

  • We combine hands-on interventions with exercise and stretching to help relieve pain and improve mobility and strength.

  • We are an independently owned clinic and do not have to conform to any corporate requirements or mandates regarding profit margins which allows us to focus on what is best for the patient.