Siskin Hospital therapist earns lymphedema certification

January 3, 2018

Siskin Hospital is proud to announce that Vickie Blalock, PT, has recently completed all the requirements for Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decongestive Therapy.

This certification is awarded by the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Ms. Blalock is a physical therapist in Siskin Hospital’s Outpatient NeuroRecovery Program who specializes in amputee and lymphedema. She is certified in LSVT BIG therapy, a specialized treatment protocol for patients with Parkinson’s disease, and during her 33 years of clinical experience has treated many patients with CVA and Multiple Sclerosis diagnoses.

Manual Lymph Drainage is a very gentle manual (massage) treatment used to improve the function of the lymphatic system throughout the body.

Complete Decongestive Therapy combines many different lymphedema treatment approaches, such as bandaging, compression garments, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise, and self-care.

Learn more about the lymphedema services at Siskin Hospital.