Bonnie B. Lasinski, MA, PT, CI-CS, CLT-LANA is the former Clinical Director of Lymphedema Therapy in Woodbury, Long Island, NY. She continues to serve as the Clinical Director of Boris/Lasinski School of Lymphatic Therapy, which teaches the Casley-Smith Method
of CLT. She is a 1976 graduate of the PT program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a 1981 graduate of the Masters program in Motor Learning at Columbia University. Ms. Lasinski studied Lymphology and the treatment of lymphedema with Drs. John and Judith Casley-Smith of Adelaide, South Australia in 1992. In 1995, she assisted the Casley-Smiths in teaching their course in Complex
Lymphedema Therapy treatment in Adelaide, South Australia, and was certified as an instructor in
their method. In June of 1999, Ms. Lasinski participated in a course on lymphedema and its treatment
for physicians and therapists given at the Földi School in Germany. In the fall of 1999, she taught the
first University based course for therapists to be certified in Complex Lymphedema Therapy, at the
University of Vermont. In 2009 and 2014 she taught this course at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut,
collaborating with the Department of Movement Sciences and Physical Therapy, supported by grant
funds from the Breast Cancer Alliance of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ms. Lasinski participated in the
Advanced and Review course in Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) for Lymphedema Therapists at
the Foldi School in June 2011. She was awarded her LANA Certification in 2001.
Since 1992, Ms. Lasinski has dedicated her practice to the evaluation and comprehensive treatment
of individuals with lymphatic system disorders. She has facilitated a support group for persons living with
lymphedema, and has done numerous in-service educational programs for community hospitals and
breast cancer support groups. She has presented at many educational conferences including the
International Society of Lymphology, the National Lymphedema Network, the International Lymphoedema
Framework, The International Society of Lymphology, and the American Physical Therapy Association.
Ms. Lasinski was chosen as a Komen Distinguished Lecturer in September 2011 to speak about Breast
Cancer Rehabilitation at the University of Missouri’s Sinclair School of Nursing and the Ellis Fischel
Cancer Center. She has co-authored three clinical studies on the treatment of lymphedema published
in Oncology and Lymphology, and has contributed case studies published in the Casley-Smith's book
entitled "Modern Treatment for Lymphoedema, (1997). She authored the chapter on the Lymphatic
System in the book "Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist" published by Saunders in 2009 and 2014.
She is co-author of the Systematic Review of Evidence for CDT .
Ms. Lasinski is an active member of the International Society of Lymphology, and the Oncology Section
of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is a Member of the National Lymphedema Network’s
Medical Advisory Committee, a Board member and past Vice President of the Lymphology Association
of North America, a Steering Committee member of the American Lymphedema Framework Project and
a founding member of Casley-Smith International. She is an adjunct courtesy faculty member at the
University of Missouri at Columbia. She was named Oyster Bay Town’s Woman of Distinction 2001 in