The Doctor’s Choice For Personal Care And Results

Our highly skilled medical and support staff are here to provide you the best personal attention and service in any one of our four private New York locations. To learn more about each of our therapists please click on their names below. The friendly faces in the image above are the wonderful support team who keep each practice running smoothly and are there to assist you every step of the way.

 

Nick Roselli, OTR/L, CHT
Christopher Lauron, OTR/L
Rosalie Bender, Office Manager
Linda Prezioso, Billing Coordinator
Elvin Franqui, Office manager (Bronx office)
Leidy Castillo - Clinical Assistant

Nick Roselli, OTR/L, CHT

Nick Roselli, OTR/L, CHT - Queens, Bronx - Brooklyn - ManhassetLicensed Registered Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist
“I went into this field to help people overcome injury and dysfunction and get back to work and play without pain. I am fascinated by the intricacies of the complex human hand and upper extremity. I enjoy anatomy, splinting and instructing patients – from children to retirees – on how to help themselves get better.

“Most people think hand therapists only work with hands. In reality, we focus on the entire upper extremity from the shoulder down the arm to the fingertips. We increase patients’ ability to function independently while recovering from an injured upper extremity.

“I believe in the value of patient education and constant communication with patients and referring physicians. Being a good therapist means being able to think outside the box and be creative with treatments plans, splinting and bracing, ergonomic assessment and training. My main goal is to help each patient heal and return to their usual activities, including work, sports and hobbies.“The personal reward I get from helping so many people is far greater than I ever thought it would be.”

BS: Occupational Therapy, SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY
Registered: Occupational Therapy, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Certified: Hand Therapy, Hand Therapy Certification Commission
Internships: Physical Rehabilitation, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY; Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Columbia Presbyterian Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY
Member: American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Hand Therapists, American Occupational Therapy Foundation, New York State Occupational Therapy Association

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Christopher Lauron, OTR/L

Christopher Lauron, OTR/L - Queens, Bronx - Brooklyn - ManhassetLicensed Registered Occupational Therapist
“For me, the fulfilling aspect of occupational therapy is helping people regain function and independence. Helping patients recover from injury with direct therapist-patient interaction is very gratifying.
“I enjoy giving individualized care to each patient. By actively listening to each patient’s unique needs, I strive for excellent service at every therapy session.”

Occupational Therapy, Cebu Doctors’ University, Cebu City, Philippines
Registered: Occupational Therapy, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Residency: Occupational Therapy, Cebu Rehab Medics, Philippines
Internship: Occupational Therapy, Veterans Hospital, Quezon City, Philippines Cebu Doctors’ University Hospital, Cebu City, Philippines; Vicente Sotto Hospital, Cebu City, Philippines

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Rosalie Bender, Office Manager

Rosalie Bender, Office ManagerI have been fortunate to work with Nick Roselli, OTR, CHT, for over 20 years in hand therapy. I began my journey with just a handful of patients and watched it grow through the years into a complete flourishing practice caring for patients with all types of upper extremity injuries and disabilities.

My role as office manager involves creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment while ensuring a smooth-running office. I handle accounts payable, review insurance contracts and administer payroll. Nick and I have a great relationship because we both want our patients to have excellent experiences and results from hand therapy.

I enjoy my role and work hard to accomplish our mission of delivering compassionate care and making NR-OT the most caring practice that achieves the best results.

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to parties and the theatre or just spending a relaxing afternoon in the park.

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Linda Prezioso, Billing Coordinator

Linda Prezioso, Billing CoordinatorI enjoy welcoming and meeting new patients, obtaining insurance authorizations and supervising the billing process while ensuring accurate, complete information in our EMR (electronic medical records) software transfers billing correctly. I also coordinate insurance company payment collections, which is critical not only for our patients getting the care they need, but for maintaining our services and standard of care. It’s fascinating to see all the moving parts required for my job. It’s never boring.

When I’m not working, I love spending time with my family on weekends and helping my daughter with her wedding plans. I also love going to the gym. It’s a getaway for me to relax now that my kids are older and more independent. I also love being outside in nice weather, going to the beach or the park. I love cooking because it keeps me peaceful. As a mom I learned to cook different things so my family wouldn’t get bored.

My proudest “mom moment” ever: seeing both my children graduate with college degrees.

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Elvin Franqui, Office manager (Bronx office)

Elvin FranquiBeing a Front Office Manager, I have the pleasure of being the first person patients see when they walk in. I enjoy meeting new people; greeting and making them feel comfortable. I believe it is important to do this job with a smile… and you can bet that I do!

When patient’s call in for an appointment, I take all of their information, make sure they know how to get to the clinic and set them up with their treatment as soon as possible. I have always worked in this type of environment in which I interact with the public but this job is unique because I am seeing people who’s lives are being changed dramatically as the result of the treatment they are getting here, so there is a reward factor that I haven't really experienced in my previous jobs.

Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy is a happy place to work at and I enjoy working with Chris, Nick and the other staff members here. It's a welcoming environment that makes coming to the office every day a real pleasure.

When I'm not working I am a family man, love my family. I have three beautiful daughters, I also have three beautiful grandchildren. We make a conscious effort to spend as much time together as possible, either by going out together or just barbecuing at my house or one of my children's homes.

It's a pleasure working at Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy. It is a positive place to work and in addition to getting people better, the patient experience is very important to all of us.

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Leidy Castillo - Clinical Assistant

Leidy Castillo - Office AssistantI have had the pleasure of working at Nick Roselli Occupational Therapy (NR-OT) for almost two years. As the office/clinical assistant, I help prepare treatment modalities for our hand therapist. I also schedule patient appointments, verify insurance and collect copays, answer phones and welcome new patients. But my real mission is to help ensure that every patient has an excellent experience visiting with us.

I find this job so rewarding in so many ways. I get the opportunity to see people recover and get back to living every day. It’s great being part of a team that helps improve people’s lives, building relationships and making new friends.

During my spare time I like to go out and find new places to eat. I’m a real “foodie.” I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and attending church. I also belong to a gym, because I think it’s important to be healthy both physically and mentally, and regular exercise really helps.

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To schedule an appointment, call (718) 454-0842 (Queens), (718) 822-4054 (Bronx) or (516) 869-5576 (Nassau) today, or you can use our online form to Request an Appointment.

The doctor’s choice in hand & upper extremity
rehabilitation for the best possible results.

  • Queens 61-18 190th St., Ste. 201,
    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
    718.454.0842
  • Bronx 931-A Morris Park Ave.,
    Bronx, NY 10462
    718.822.4054
  • Nassau 585 Plandome Rd, Ste 102,
    Manhasset, NY 11030
    516.869.5576