Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of fluid within the body which causes swelling. A healthy lymphatic system returns excess fluid from the tissues back into the circulatory system. However, when the lymphatic system has been damaged it may no longer be able to transport the fluid adequately. Damage to the lymphatic system is sometimes an unfortunate side-effect of cancer treatments such as surgery or radiation. At the Winship Lymphedema Clinic we can assist with treatment and management of lymphedema as well as provide education to reduce your risk of developing lymphedema.
Stephanie Kirkpatrick, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, certified lymphedema therapist, received her master's in physical therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and received her doctorate of physical therapy from the University of South Alabama. She received lymphedema training and certification through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies and has additional certification through the Lymphology Association of North America.
To schedule an appointment or for more information contact:
Stephanie Kirkpatrick, Pt, DPT, CLT-LANA
Physical Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
What you will need for your appointment:
A referral from your physician, which can be made using our online physician referral form
A completed Patient Intake form. Please print this form, fill in the information and bring it to your first appointment.
Click on the graphic to watch a video about lymphedema and its treatment.