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June 21: Lymphedema Encouragement Group Meeting At Tristar Stonecrest Medical Center


 

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center now offers a free quarterly Lymphedema Encouragement Group for individuals and their caregivers living with lymphedema.

"Lymphedema is an underdiagnosed disorder and can be very debilitating to all those who suffer from it," answered

Jennifer Baker, PT, CLT-LANA. "It is important to offer education and treatment to these individuals to help them manage their pain and symptoms now and throughout their lives."

The idea for the encouragement group started with requests from patients. Recognizing the opportunity to meet the needs of the patients within the hospital, Baker, a board certified and nationally recognized Lymphedema Therapist at Tristar StoneCrest Medical Center, volunteered to plan and coordinate the encouragement group. Along with physical medicine department colleagues Jill Brown, MSPT, CLT, and Missy Misenhimer, PTA, CLT-LANA, also a board certified and nationally recognized Lymphedema Therapist, Baker and the talented team of dedicated therapists are excited about the future of this encouragement group.

Lymphedema Encouragement Group

Each meeting will run from 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm.

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center

Physicians Building Classroom

300 StoneCrest Boulevard in Smyrna, TN 37167

  • Thursday, June 21
  • Thursday, Sept. 20
  • Thursday, Dec. 20

"First, we want to reduce the size of the swollen limb or body part. We also want to improve circulation, mobility, and function in those same areas," Baker stated. "Our participants will learn strategies including massage, compression, and exercise to help with self-care."

The quarterly Lymphedema Encouragement Group is free and open to anyone with dealing with this disease. Participants interested in the group need not be patients of TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center. Meetings are held the on Thursday of the designated meeting month from 5:30 pm - 6:30 p.m. in the TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center Physicians Building Classroom at 300 StoneCrest Boulevard in Smyrna, Tennessee. Activities are designed to provide resources and inspiration and may include guest speakers, member-led activities and education seminars, small service projects and social activities.

 
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