Meet: Theresa Bell-Nagle, OTR/L, CHT (Owner, Lead Hand Therapist)
Theresa graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1984 and has been practicing for almost 30 years. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 1993 and has chosen to commit her career to help patients who suffer with any injuries or surgery to the upper extremity.
In addition to Theresa’s extensive background in upper extremity rehabilitation she is also experienced in spinal cord injuries, tendon transfers, wound care and custom fabricated splinting. Theresa started 2 other Hand therapy clinics for Jordan Hospital and Plymouth Bay Orthopedics & Sports Therapy prior to opening her own clinic in 2007. She also taught at Bristol Community College’s OT assistant program for several years. She loves teaching the community about injury prevention and awareness of upper extremity issues.
Theresa brings her knowledge from many rehabilitation centers and hand clinics in Pennsylvania, California, Florida, and Massachusetts including Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center and the Downey Hand Center, in Downey, CA and University of Massachusetts Medical Center, in Worcester, MA. She continues to volunteer in her community, including the last 22 years with the Boston Marathon. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and daughter.