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Meet our Founder

Dr. Melissa Cofer, PT, DPT
Founder & Owner
Director of Therapy Services

Oncology Rehabilitation Specialist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Melissa is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with clinical experience and specialty training since 2016. She is experienced in providing quality care throughout the cancer journey, from diagnosis through lifelong survivorship. She works with patients across many different cancer diagnoses, providing pre-op assessment, post-op rehabilitation, and management of treatment side effects. Her clinical experience includes Texas Oncology, Baylor Scott & White, St. David's South Austin Medical Center, and Oncology Rehab in Denver, Colorado. She is the founder and owner of Sol Center Physical Therapy.

Melissa's treatment approach relies on a team effort between the therapist and the patient. She focuses on empowering patients with education and tools for long-term success in their wellness journeys. She believes that every patient deserves individualized attention to their changing needs, as well as compassionate hands-on care.

Degrees and Certifications:
Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas State University
Master of Arts in Performance Studies from New York University
Master of Arts in Women's and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin
Certified in Lymphedema Therapy by the Academy of Lymphatic Studies
PORi-certified Comprehensive Oncology Rehabilitation Specialist with certifications in:
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation
Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation
Pelvic Cancer and Lower Extremity Rehabilitation
Chemotoxicity and Cancer Exercise Management

Melissa is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Oncology and Private Practice sections.

Our Team

Welcome to the heart of Sol Center Physical Therapy — our  team, dedicated to fostering a supportive and healing environment for your comprehensive rehabilitation and wellness journey.

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Kyra Celeste
Executive Assistant
Preferred Pronouns: They/Them

Meet our efficient and detail-oriented Executive Assistant, Kyra, the backbone of our clinic's administrative operations. With a strong organizational acumen and a commitment to seamless coordination, they ensure the smooth functioning of our facility, supporting the entire team in delivering exceptional care and service to our clients.

Kyra enjoys discovering and sharing music and definitely wants to see pictures of your pets.

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Alicia Daniels
Licensed Esthetician
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Alicia is a passionate medically licensed Esthetician providing personalized skincare treatments. She is skilled in a wide range of esthetic procedures and possesses expertise in Oncology Skincare, focusing on skincare before, during, and after Chemotherapy and Radiation treatments.

Whether you are looking for a day to just relax and unwind or address your specific needs Alicia is here to help.

In her spare time, she likes to hang out with family and go on family rides.

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Alyssa Washington, NASM-CPT
Certified Personal Trainer
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

With a passion for transforming lives through fitness, Alyssa brings her expertise as our dedicated personal trainer at Sol Center. Certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she specializes in tailoring dynamic workout programs to meet individual goals, ensuring each client experiences a journey of strength, vitality, and well-being.

Alyssa is currently building out a schedule of Foundational Fitness Classes for regaining strength and function post cancer treatment. First up is Foundational Fitness after Breast Cancer Treatment - Starting January 29, 2024.

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Amber Bezzant, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Amber is a recent Texas transplant joining us from Utah. She received her massage training at the Intermountain Massage Therapy College in Bountiful, Utah. She employs several different
massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, myofascial release techniques, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage techniques, cupping, and scraping.

When not massaging, she enjoys pole dance, circus arts, cycling, snowboarding, and spending time with her partner, two children, and her two cats.

"I believe massage is a great way to enhance anyone's quality of life and regular body work can make significant improvements to one's health and wellness."

Amber can be reached through her personal massage business at phalangesofmagick@gmail.com.

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Courtnee Crystal, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

"I... am on a mission to heal disconnection not only with each other, but, crucially, with ourselves and our own bodies."

Courtnee specializes in Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method, which embodies a quality of connection that is intentional, attentive, nuanced, and grounding. She looks forward to working with you on her journey.

In her spare time Courtnee enjoys being in the sun and following her whims, which usually leads to the forest or to water. She is also a passionate and creative cook and has a particularly honed ability to transform a fridge and pantry with "no food" into a feast.

Courntee can also be reached through her personal massage business at thisiscourtnee.com

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Dr. Michele Green, PT, DPT
Licensed Physical Therapist
Therapeutic Pain Specialist
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

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Stephanie Castro, TRS/TXC, MSLS
Therapeutic Recreation Therapist
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Stephanie is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in the State of Texas, who was born and raised in Austin.

Post high school graduation she obtained a scholarship to play volleyball at Huston-Tillotson University and had the opportunity to also play for the USA international Volleyball League in Scotland. She graduated with her Bachelors in Kinesiology at Huston-Tillotson University and continued her education at Texas State University to obtain her Masters in Science and Leisure Services to become a Recreation Therapist.

Stephanie has been a certified Recreation Therapist for 10 plus years, working with all ages in mental health, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and community settings. She is also a certified instructor for Chair Yoga, Chair Chi, Drumtastic (drumming while performing rhythmic movements), and is currently studying to be a certified brain injury specialist.

As a recreation therapist, she uses activity-based interventions such as music, art, sports, and other leisure activities to help enhance the clients’ overall quality of life. Additionally, she also coaches a juniors volleyball club in the springtime. Her interests are painting, playing volleyball, playing the clarinet, skateboarding, hiking, exercising, and engaging in other activities with her son.