Karen P. Rushby, PT CLT-LANA

Date of original LANA certification: 10/01/2007
LANA Certificate Expires: 12/31/2025

Physical Therapy Specialist

Olympic Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
321 N Chambers Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Trained in the treatment of lymphedema since 1995.  Owned and operated Ruskare Lymphedema Clinic with my physical therapist husband in Santa Cruz, California 1995-96.  Master of Science in Health Administration with thesis in 2003 " Promoting Education on Lymphedema Stimulates Early Intervention and Improves Outcomes". Cedarhaven MLD certification course in 2003 with Sandy Artzberger, OTR;  Klose Lymphedema certification in 2006 followed by LANA certification in 2007 and re-certification in 2014.  Outpatient hospital based practice working between 2 campuses in Port Angeles and Sequim, Washington  - Olympic Medical Center.  Participate on bimonthly  tumor boards and quarterly cancer committees. Medical enrollment coordinator for the YMCA Exercise and Thrive cancer survivor program.  
Key note speaker at the Mad Hatter Tea, Sequim, Washington. Key notes speaker -Evergreen Hospital for Cancer Lifeline. The Cancer Lifeline presentation was made into a DVD and used as an educational tool for their client library on lymphedema. Contributor: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist, 4th Ed Elsevier Textbook by Catherine C. Goodman and Kenda Fuller.