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Melissa L. Bongard, PT

  • Physical Therapy

Melissa Forrest, PT, is a physical therapist and the manager of ancillary services at Shriners Children’s Twin Cities. Melissa graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from The College of St. Scholastica. She joined our team in 2021 and has worked with pediatric patients in various settings during her tenure. She enjoys working with patients of all ages, but has a special place in her heart for infants and toddlers. She meets each patient and family where they are at in their therapy journey and will do whatever it takes to ensure they have a positive experience.

Pediatric Care

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Board Certifications
  • Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy,
Education and Training

Graduate School
The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN
United States of America


About the Patient Experience Rating System

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. 

Next Steps

Request an Appointment

Families and caregivers seeking treatment should start by contacting us for an appointment.

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