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Skillful hand therapy, occupational therapy in Bronx, Manhasset & Queens.

Our highly skilled medical and support staff are here to provide you the best personal attention and service in any one of our three private New York locations. To learn more about each of our therapists please click on their names below. These friendly faces 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
Nora Mohamed, MS, OTR/L
Rosalie Bender, Office Manager
Linda Prezioso, Billing Coordinator
Elvin Franqui, Office Manager (Bronx office)

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
Memberships: 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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Nora Mohamed, MS, OTR/L

Nora Mohamed, Occupational TherapistLicensed Registered Occupational Therapist

“I chose to go into this field to help people in all stages of life overcome pain and dysfunction to regain the use of their hands for the activities that are most important to them. I enjoy the practical application of incorporating daily activities into therapy so that my patients get better and get back to their normal routines. I will be eligible for a Specialty Certification in Hand Therapy in early 2020.

“I enjoy motivating my patients and collaborating on treatments with them to help them achieve their goals. Watching my patients get back to their normal activities without pain or dysfunction is extremely rewarding.”

Board Certification: Occupational Therapy, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Internships: Hand Therapy Specialty, Queensboro Occupational Therapy, Great Neck, NY; Physical Disabilities Rehabilitation, Glen Cove Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation, Glen Cove, NY; Psychosocial Rehabilitation, New York Presbyterian/Westchester Division, White Plains, NY
Degree: Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Touro College School of Health Sciences, Bay Shore, NY
Membership: American Occupational Therapy Association

 

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Rosalie Bender, Office Manager

Rosalie Bender, Office Manager“I 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 Coordinator“I 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 Franqui - Fresh Meadows, Bronx, Manhasset - NY“Being 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 patients 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 the type of environment in which I interact with the public, but this job is unique because I am seeing people whose 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. 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, and 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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To schedule an appointment, call (718) 454-0842 (Queens), (718) 822-4054 (Bronx) or (516) 869-5576 (Manhasset) today, or you can use our online form to Request an Appointment for “occupational therapy near me.” We also welcome patients from Fresh Meadows, New Rochelle and Manhattan.

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
  • Manhasset 585 Plandome Rd, Ste 102,
    Manhasset, NY 11030
    516.869.5576