Lesli Bell, DPT, CLT-LANA

Lesli graduated from PT school with her BS from California State University Fresno in 1984 and she completed her DPT through Regis University in Denver Colorado in 2013. She opened her orthopedic private practice, Timberlane Physical Therapy, in 1988 in Burlington Vermont, which is still thriving. She has always worked hard to advance and develop her orthopedic subspecialties and manual therapy skills, staying on the cutting edge of physical therapy. In 1997 she was introduced to the world of edema disorders and quickly realized the importance of this information in many areas of physical therapy.

In 2001 she co-developed the Bellisse Compressure Comfort Bra to meet the needs of breast cancer patients with trunk and breast lymphedema. She has devoted much time to solving the complicated problems for this patient population and she lectures extensively on PT interventions every year for PT’s as well as other medical disciplines. She has been very involved with APTA since her graduation and has held several positions and served on multiple committees for APTA National and the Vermont Chapter. She serves as the Lymphedema Special Interest Group Chair and is on the Oncology Board of Directors for National APTA and is currently the Vice President for Vermont chapter of the APTA. Lesli is very excited to have the opportunity to share her observations and innovative treatment techniques with her colleagues.