I am originally from Australia. I moved to the US in 1987 after spending 5 years living and working in London and Jerusalem. I have a Doctor of Health Science degree and over 40 years of experience in physical therapy. Twenty-six of those years have been spent specializing in oncology and lymphedema management. I have studied with Vodder, Klose, and others, and maintain my certification as a CLT-LANA by participating in continuing education as a presenter and a participant.
I’ve held a variety of positions in Physical Therapy Departments, most recently at Community Health Center and now at Eskenazi Health Center in Indianapolis, IN. Earlier this year, I started my bodywork practice and see clients with a variety of health issues related to cancer and lymphedema.
My focus is on individualized body work, primarily with women who have a history of breast cancer and who are currently struggling with movement problems as a side effect of surgery/radiation. I address soft tissue restrictions and radiation fibrosis to restore function and mobility. In addition, I provide manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) to individuals with lymphedema.
I also serve as an in-home demonstrator of Tactile Medical’s pneumatic compression devices (Entre and Flexitouch Plus) and am available to consult and measure for compression garments. I am also available for in-person or telephone coaching for people who need help with their lymphedema management.
I enjoy spending time with family, sewing clothes for our new grand baby, and taking yoga classes.