Denice Van Driesen, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Administrative Team Leader
Denice Van Driesen, OTR/L, is a graduate of Lehigh County Community College in 1975 and spent 15 years as a COTA at Cedarbrook and was instrumental in helping to develop specialty programs for the residents that included both a high and lower functioning stroke group, Parkinson’s group and brain injury group for young adults. Received a B.S in OT at College Misericordia in 1991 and has been employed at Industrial Medicine, later turned Coordinated Health since that time for a total of 25 years. She started as a student intern and is now the OT Administrative Team Leader and works at the 2030 Highland Avenue Campus and also the Emrick Blvd Campus. She is trained and treats diagnoses from the elbow to the forearm, wrist and digits. These diagnosis include fractures, tendonitis, arthritis, tendon lacerations and work hardening. Splint fabrication and job site analysis are also performed. She has been involved with training of many students from observers to Fieldwork I & II. Some of these students are employees of CH now.
Denice has been part of Coordinated Health when it started out on Schoenersville Road as Industrial Medicine Lehigh Valley. Very proud to be a part of a premiere health care provider in North East Pa. Incidentally she is also proud to say her older son is employed here as a PT. “It is very fulfilling to see the clients return to pain free, functional usage of their upper extremities and to think I had a small part in helping this happen.”