Teresa Hanssens,MS, OTR/L

MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist

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My main goal is to help my patients manage cancer and treatment symptoms in order to enhance the quality of their lives.

Location
CTCA Philadelphia
Specialties
Oncology Rehabilitation
Education
Advanced degrees:

Master of Science, Occupational Therapy - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

Certification in Lymphedema - The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy

Teresa Hanssens is a certified Lymphedema Therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She joined the CTCA® hospital in March 2013, and is part of the oncology rehabilitation team, working alongside physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Hanssens uses innovative techniques designed to reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort for patients with lymphedema and improve patients’ function and quality of life.

“At CTCA, I enjoy providing personalized care to my patients and connecting with them and their families,” says Hanssens. “The one-on-one dynamic of occupational therapy allows me to truly get to know my patients to help them meet their needs and goals.”

Hanssens graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. She went on to complete her Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from the same school.

Hanssens is certified in lymphedema therapy. She is a licensed occupational therapist in Pennsylvania. Before joining CTCA, Hanssens gained clinical experience in a variety of settings.

In addition to her work, Hanssens is also passionate about attending dance performances. She is also an avid supporter of her husband’s Irish band.

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