A Formula for Successful Lymphedema Therapy
in Private Practice
in Private Practice
Friday, May 3, 8:10am – 9:00am
Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) is an extremely effective way of managing all forms of lymphedema, lipedema, and venous edema. However, many shortcuts in today’s health care are causing our patients to receive suboptimal treatment. This presentation will explain how successful therapy in the private practice setting is based on delivering gold-standard treatment; addressing each individual patient’s limitations, both physically and emotionally; and by partaking in one’s own self-care and personal development. Also discussed will be ways to help empower your patients to take control over their lymphedema, rather than allowing their lymphedema to control them.
- List the key components of complete decongestive therapy (CDT) that are essential for a successful outcome.
- Discuss several ways to promote foundational wellness for both the patient and therapist during CDT treatment and self-care follow up.
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About the Presenter
Tracey founded Wyatt Rehabilitation, a private physical therapy practice in Oakhurst, New Jersey, specializing in treating lymphedema and other swelling disorders. Her private practice is dedicated to delivering pure complete decongestive therapy (CDT) modalities to patients with lymphedema, lipedema, venous edema, and wounds.
In 2014, Tracey co-founded Peapod Purse, a lymphedema non-profit organization that annually sponsors a Lymphedema Awareness Event to raise garment funds for patients without insurance coverage.
In 2017, Tracey discussed effective lymphedema treatment on The Cancer Support Network of W4CS Radio which also hosts one of the largest research and resource directories for cancer in the world on its website.
Tracey’s passion is to view patients through a functional medicine approach, addressing their foundational health and wellness. She integrates lifestyle changes to optimize patients’ health and wellness throughout the intensive and self-care management phases of CDT. She educates patients on natural solutions to promote optimal health physically, emotionally, and spiritually.