Happy 20th Anniversary to LANA!

Katherine A. Jackson, MHS, OTR/L, CLT-LANA


Date of original LANA certification: 05/01/2001
LANA Certificate Expires: 12/31/2019

Occupational Therapist

NorthShore Rehab Services
1000 Central St. Suite 101
Evanston, IL 60201
847-570-1260
Biography

Katherine Jackson graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy / Minor in psychology. In the initial stages of her career, she gained experience in settings including: inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, acute care, skilled nursing, acute rehab, pediatrics in a summer camp setting and school system practice. After exploring those areas of practice, Katherine found a niche working with outpatient adult clients, specializing in lymphedema and hand therapy.

To improve her specialty skill set, Katherine completed a Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in 2002.  While undertaking graduate studies, she also trained at the Academy of Lymphatic Studies (during its affiliation with Lerner Lymphedema Services) in 1999. Upon completion of 135 hours of lymphedema education, Katherine began working in an established lymphedema clinic, under the medical direction of Dr. Joseph Feldman. She earned her CLT-LANA credentials in 2001. As the lymphedema program grew at her workplace, Katherine moved into her current role as program coordinator for lymphedema rehab. She oversees clinical efforts of 13 OT/PT staff and functions as a liaison with multidisciplinary staff within a large health system.

Other interests and skills include: hand therapy, cancer-related fatigue, self management of chronic disease, lecturing on the topic of lymphedema risk management to support groups, multidisciplinary teams, and community-based wellness programs. Katherine has presented continuing education on the topics of short stretch bandaging, custom orthotic fabrication, and teaching lymphedema risk management.

Katherine became the Midwest Regional Liaison for the Lymphology Association of North America in 2013. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois, working as an Occupational Therapist at NorthShore University HealthSystem.