Occupational Therapy Program

Joe Melcher

Part Time Lecturer

Office Location

OT Department



Academic Degrees

  • MS in Occupational Therapy, Husson University, 2010
  • BS in Psychology, Husson University, 2009


Joe joined the MOT team this year as an adjunct professor, instructing second year students in physical disabilities lab. Joe has experience working with with a diverse adult patient population including individuals with joint replacements, amputations, and neurological disorders; His passion is for adult inpatient rehabilitation.  For two years, Joe worked primarily with stroke survivors and brain injury, and for the past three years he has been working at in skilled nursing where he enjoys learning about the diverse life experiences of his clients.

Joe takes a holistic approach while assessing and treating all patients to ensure he is providing the best possible outcomes, addressing all areas of function with multiple treatment approaches.

Joe lives in Westbrook with his wife and two dogs, and they enjoy traveling throughout the U.S. 

Areas of Expertise

Bioness Certified (2014)

STOP 2 Trainer Course (2014)

Jan Davis Stoke Help Course (2013)

Interactive Metronome Training (2011)

Awards and Recognition

2012 New England Rehabilitation Employee of the Year