Meet a Member

Lesli R. Bell PT, DPT, CLT-LANA

Meet Lesli Bell, chair of the Academy’s Lymphatic Diseases Special Interest Group and world traveler!

Lesli is the owner of Timberlane Physical Therapy, a private orthopedic outpatient clinic with a special focus on swelling disorders, in the greater Burlington Vermont area. She has owned the practice for 32 years and been involved with cancer rehabilitation and swelling disorders for 25 years.

Besides working full time in her practice with 6 PT’s and an athletic trainer, she enjoys traveling and teaching. Lesli focuses on advanced techniques for swelling, scarring, neuropathy, and post breast cancer pain. She developed the Bellisse Compression Bra in 2001, with a passion for helping women with breast lymphedema and post-operative pain.

Lesli has enjoyed presenting at seminars and at international conferences most recently in Japan, Scandinavia, New Zealand, and Australia in 2018 and 2019. She also enjoys speaking at, and going to various lymphedema focused conferences and seminars throughout the US.

She is the Lymphatic Diseases SIG Chair and frequently contributes to the Rehabilitation Oncology Journal, with patient-oriented cases and clinical conversations. Lesli is passionate about finding ways to improve the quality of life of patients living with lymphedema, pain, neuropathy and other post cancer complications.