Heritage Valley Rehab Physical Therapist Earns Lymphedema Therapy Certification

This certification will allow her to provide Lymphedema services to Heritage Valley Rehab patients of post radiation/lymph node removal, general surgery, VeinCare, and cardiac care that have lymphatic system complications.

Heather earned her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science as well as her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Through the 135 hour lymphedema therapy course at Klose Training, she was trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy, which is considered the standard of care for lymphedema treatment. Complete Decongestive Therapy includes manual lymphatic drainage massage, compression bandaging, exercise, skin care and education on self-management of lymphedema.

Heritage Valley Rehab offers outpatient rehabilitation services in six locations in Beaver, Chippewa, Hopewell, Edgeworth, Moon Township and Imperial. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, wellness and fitness programs and other services.

To make an appointment with Heather, please call 724-770-0172.