Physical Therapist, LANA Certified Lymphedema Therapist,
Primary Instructor with The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
Kathryn graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY in 1998 with a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy. In the years following graduation Kathryn worked with several inpatient programs at hospitals and acute rehabilitation facilities focusing largely on manual therapy. In 2003, Kathryn was recruited for a position at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bennington , VT as the Director of the Inpatient & Outpatient Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy Department. Soon after, it was requested of Kathryn to direct & re-organize the inpatient Speech, Occupational & Physical Therapy Department for the Vermont State Veterans Home, also in Bennington, Vt. As the Director there from 2004 to 2006, Kathryn completely restructured the Inpatient Rehabilitation Department, making it the highest rated state owned Inpatient Rehabilitation Department in Vermont while expanding it to include Outpatient Services as well. While in Vermont, Kathryn began her studies in the treatment of lymphedema & completed her certification at Massachusettes General Hospital as a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) with the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy in 2006. In 2007 Kathryn spent a year working under the supervision of a Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) CLT and obtained her own LANA certification during that time. In 2008 Kathryn opened Kinder Touch Lymphedema Center in Saratoga Springs, NY where she treated lymphedema of the head & neck, upper quadrants including the trunk, lower quadrants including the trunk & genitals. Until the closing in 2013, Kathryn’s clinic had treated more lymphedema patients that any facility in the Capital Region and enjoyed the distinction of being the premiere regional Lymphedema Center as an Affiliate Member of the National Lymphedema Network. In addition, Kathryn has taught the certification course in South Africa & will be teaching in Turkey in October 2016. Kathryn is also published in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 editions of Ferri’s Clinical Advisor for the Physician’s textbook, published by Elsevier, Inc.
In her free time Kathryn enjoys being physical outdoors, listening to live music, dancing, meditating & eating healthy.