Lymphedema therapists know the importance of assisting the lymphatics even in situations of orthopedic traumas or following any surgery, but many times the explainable swelling is overlooked with the expectation that the swelling is self-limiting where the body will naturally manage it. This is oftentimes true, but at what cost to the patient? Pain, delayed range of motion, increased recovery time and body compensatory movements are all just a few things that can be better managed when clinicians also manage swelling.
This webinar focuses on key points, strategies, and opportunities for education and training for our fellow non-lymphedema clinicians in an effort to advocate for our patients and potentially change the status quo in our areas.
About our Speaker
Paula Donahue, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, MBA, is an Assistant Professor and Physical Therapist IV in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She engages in clinical research and provides clinical care at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center for Health and Wellness.
She received her training at Duke University (BS), Northwestern University Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences (DPT), The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (MBA), and The Academy of Lymphatic Studies (CLT). She has additional lymphatic certification from the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA).
Her primary research interests are in the areas of lymphedema, lipedema and cancer rehabilitation.
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