Michelle Becker O’Connell, PTA, CLT

Physical Therapy Assistant, Physician & Community Liaison

Bon Secours Community Hospital| Port Jervis, NY|

Michelle’s passion for helping others move better and with less pain began shortly after she began observing the Port Jervis ACCESS PT team over 17 years ago as a high school student. She learned how this group of therapists worked as a team to help patients of all ages meet their therapy goals, and wanted in! After graduation, she attended SUNY Orange and became a PTA so she could join this group of people who have a passion for helping others. While going to school, she continued working with ACCESS as an aide and at the front desk and then was hired on the clinical team!

Port Jervis is her hometown so she really enjoys meeting patients and helping ACCESS PT become their family physical therapy office. Over the years, Michelle learned that the community was in need of a lymphedema specialist, so she became certified.

In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out and hiking with her husband Colin, and their daughter Makayla.


  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Oncology Care Certified