PT, DPT, MS, MTC, Cert.DN, CSCS
Dr. Christina Bell has been working athletes of all ages and levels for 14 years. As an athlete herself, she understands the aches and pains that go along with leading active lifestyle. As a result, this motivated her to pursue physical therapy so that she can help people lead healthy and active lifestyles without pain and limitation.
Christina was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science in 2004; California University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Science in Sports Management in 2006; and University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014. Christina is also a strength and conditioning specialist who has worked with athletes of all levels from youth to professional. Christina has worked in personal training, sports performance, and sports marketing.
While is physical therapy school, Christina found her passion of manual therapy. In 2015, Christina became a Certified Manual Therapist through the University of St. Augustine’s Manual Therapy Certification (MTC). Then in 2018, Christina became certified in the Institute of Physical Art’s Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT).
Christina has a diverse background in activities. She grew up as a dancer involved in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern, and lyrical. In addition, she has interests in weight lifting, wake surfing, snowboarding, ice hockey, and rugby. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, hanging out with family, actively involved in her church, snowboarding, and dance.
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences – Doctor of Physical Therapy
California University of Pennsylvania – Master of Science in Sports Management
University of Northern Colorado – Bachelor of Science in Sports & Exercise Science
Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT)
Manual Therapy Certification (MTC)
Certified in Dry Needling (Cert.DN)
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT)
National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Poster Presentation & Publications:
AAOMPT Poster Presentation & Journal of Manual Manipulative Therapy Abstract Publication 10/2014
Papa C, Kane E, Weber B, Yamashita B. Physical therapy management of adhesive capsulitis in a patient with uncontrolled hypothyroidism: a case report. Poster session presented at: American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists 2014 Annual Conference; 2014 October 22-26; San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Erica Mazzarelli’s journey started while playing several high school sports, club sports, and dancing competitively in Massachusetts, where she grew up. Pushing her limits in all of her sports, she dealt with occasionally frustrating and nagging injuries. Thus, she decided to learn more about the human body and why injuries happen. After completing her Bachelors in Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA, she started her journey to become a Physical Therapist. Erica graduated from the University of New England in 2019 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since practicing, Erica has taken a special interest in not only athletes and active individuals but also individuals with chronic pain and has worked extensively with both populations. Erica understands the importance of a holistic approach when working with individuals experiencing pain. Erica specializes in blending hands-on therapy with exercises in order to optimize an individual's recovery and performance.
When Erica is not working, she can be found biking, hiking, climbing, camping, lifting weights, CrossFitting, or skiing with her significant other and puppy.
University of New England - Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Massachusetts Amherst - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Integrated Kinetic Neurology Level 1
Mazzarelli, Erica, "A Barefoot Running Program For A College Lacrosse Player With Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome: A Case Report" (2018). Case Report Papers. 98