Melissa Gaethje
Melissa Gaethje



PALOMINAS — Copper Queen Medical Associates in Palominas welcomed Physical Therapist Melissa Gaethje, DPT, earlier this year. Gaethje is available for appointments immediately and can typically see patients the next day.

Gaethje has an extensive background in total joint replacement rehabilitation as well as firsthand experience with sports injuries. Prior to be becoming a physical therapist, Gaethje taught physical education at Douglas High School for 12 years. Additionally, she coached volleyball, soccer, and softball, along with assisting with track and field.

“Ultimately it’s about helping people feel better,“ Gaethje said. “I enjoy watching patients heal and feel better at every appointment. It is the most rewarding aspect of being a physical therapist.”

Gaethje has immediate openings available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call 520-432-6435.

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