To support those who have lymphatic disorders as well as to provide a detoxification method for those who see the lymph system as integral to wellness.
Thank you for visiting my website. I’ve been a physical therapist since 1993 when I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master in Physical Therapy. Seven years later, I started working with cancer patients at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, Gainesville and became a certified Lymphedema Therapist from the Dr. Vodder School International in 2000. I have been working with lymphedema and fat disorders since then, keeping up my specialized training by re-certifying every 2 years. Education and work has taken me to several states and I was able to participate in, or start, lymphedema programs at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital and West Virginia University Cancer Center, both in Morgantown WV, and at CarePartners in Asheville, NC.
My goal is to establish a multi-disciplined approach to treating lymphatic disorders, especially fat disorders. Lack of awareness in health care regarding fat disorders has caused years of frustration and pain for many people. I’d love for them to have a place that “gets it.” When they walk in my doors, they will feel validated, supported and treated according to the current research. I feel that this is where my life and career have led me.
I am also part owner of 8th Element, a Wellness and CVAC center. For my part, this is the beginning of my dream to have a multi-disciplined treatment center for people with Adipose Disorders. Please see 8thElementCVAC.com for more information.